March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

School Start Times Under Discussion

There are many issues that would have to be resolved before the start time at Rogers High School could shift from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. More...

Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center Getting a Facelift

Construction at the Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center and parking lot has begun and plans call for completion in June.  More...

Scholarships

Slom Scholarship for Freedom and Diversity More...

SAT Classes

A five-session class, beginning Sunday, March 20, is being offered to prepare students for the May 7 and June 4 SATs. More...

Council Hears from Students

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

In a powerful plea that brought a crowded room to standing ovations and prompted wet eyes, two Middletown High School students urged the Town Council to resolve their differences with the School Department. More...

Murder Suspects Held without Bail

Two murder suspects are being held without bail at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institutions after the Feb. 29 death of a 51-year-old man at the Quality Inn and Suites in Middletown. More...

Cardinals Flying High After Being Named Marshals

In tandem, Bill and Karen Cardinal check off the names on the list of the previous Grand Marshals of the past 59 Newport St. Patrick’s Day parades. More...

Newport Pipes and Drums Head to Dublin

There’s one local musical group that asks all its 45 participants to memorize every piece of music, and requires everyone to play one of only two instruments. Meet the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums Band. More...

LAOH Woman of the Year

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Newport named Joan Dwyer Kelly of Newport as its 2015 Woman of the Year. More...

Hibernians Focus on Community

The Dennis E. Collins Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians had its beginnings in Newport in January, 1876. More...

Memories of Sig’s, a Newport Icon

For more than 70 years, Sig’s, a Fifth Ward landmark, served the grocery and culinary needs of Newport’s historic Irish neighborhood. The store was founded by Sigmund Margolis, who emigrated to the United States from Austria in 1918 at the age of 18. More...

Lifelong Friends Form Core of Parade Committee

Dennis Sullivan, Patrick McAfee, John Fletcher, and Joe and Dan Titus all grew up in the Fifth Ward, which was the kind of close-knit neighborhood that Norman Rockwell might have painted.  They knew David Downes from school and Bobby O’Nei More...

Playing ‘The Pipes’

Mainly comprised of 10 pieces, the pipes are among the most difficult instruments to learn to play due to what Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe Major Michael O’Connor notes is an “unnatural breathing technique.” The More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

War Is Not Sexy

In 2008, Tina Fey rocketed into the collective cultural psyche with her incisive parody of Sarah Palin. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

RMR Co-op Beats PHS - Earns #1 Seed in D-II Playoffs

On Saturday night, March 5, the rink was rocking as the Rogers Middletown-Rocky Hill Coop hockey team (RMR) faced off against intra-island rival Portsmouth High School at St. George’s School. More...

Purim Parody is Over the Rainbow

Lisa Kotlen has a lion costume on her couch, green shower curtains draped over her furniture, and the Land of Oz sitting in her bedroom. More...

For What It’s Worth

Fans have taken a hit over the last few years. Fewer collectors over the decades have driven prices quite a lot lower. The pictured example was brought in by a lady who inherited her grandmother’s collection. More...

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Newport County YMCA is hosting the annual 3 on 3 Neal La- Chance basketball tournament on Sunday, March 20. The proceeds from this tournament will go toward sports scholarships to benefit youth in Newport County.  More...

Roadwork Debate Continues

For years, Middletown residents have claimed town roads are in bad condition, but council remains divided on how to fund their repairs. More...

James Murder Trial Begins in Newport

Jury selection in the murder trial of Christopher James began Wednesday afternoon, March 9, in Newport Superior Court before Judge Sarah Taft-Carter.  More...

Past Parade Grand Marshals

2015 Brian R. Arnold 2014 Robert “Bobby” O’Neill 2013 George Jones 2012 Charles “Chaz” Donovan 2011 Raymond J. Lynch, Jr. 2010 Michael C. More...

Tim Burns Named Hibernian of the Year

Tim Burns, chosen as this year’s Hibernian of the Year, was recently feted at a celebratory dinner and ceremony.  More...

Photo

For the the past 11 years, a wooden statue of St. Patrick has joined the St. Patrick’s Day parade, carried proudly on the shoulders of four Hibernians as part of their marching contingent. More...

Meet the AOH Men’s Singers

Picture this: You’re out at a local pub or restaurant and suddenly a middle-aged man stands up and starts singing a beautiful Irish song. Some in the crowd join in spontaneously, while others simply smile and listen intently. More...

Parade Order of March

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Irish Heritage Events

Through March 31 More...

B.A.T. Mobile to Make Parade Day Debut

For the first time at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, the local police department will be wielding a tool inspired by a superhero to help fight back against drunk driving. More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, March 11 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

Youth Hockey Teams Claim Crowns

The Newport Whalers Bantam “A” team finished their season with a solid performance, resulting in a 3-1 victory against the Nantucket Nor’easters to claim the Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) championship for their divi More...