March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Remembered

Collecting St. Paddy’s Green

You wouldn’t think the most difficult task on the day that Newport celebrates St. More...

Nominations Open for Free Roof Giveaway

One lucky Newport County homeowner could be on the receiving end of a new roof. More...

Scholarships

n Sons of Italy Scholarship   More...

Broadway Update

Anyone interested in hearing the latest updates to the Broadway Streetscape project are invited to attend the weekly Broadway Merchants Association meeting on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at City Hall. More...

Making a Difference with City Trees

Rocky Steeves Jr., chairman of Newport’s Tree and Open Space Commission, succinctly captures the importance of this panel when he says, “Our job is to balance private needs and ensure that what we do is environmentally friendly, while con More...

NFD Promotions

The Newport Fire Department recently held a promotional-swearing in ceremony.  Captain David P. Murphy was promoted to rank of Deputy Chief; Lieutenant Peter J. Silveria was promoted to rank of Captain; firefighter Jared M. More...

Baseball Tryouts

Newport Little League will hold tryouts on Saturday, March 19, at Thompson Middle School.  More...

Holy Week Schedule

Calvary United Methodist, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown, will hold Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. An Easter Sunday sunrise service at Easton’s Beach Rotunda begins at 6 a.m. Worship at the church at 10:30 a.m. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Maundy, Maundy   More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 17 Buskers–Brian Twohey, 2 p.m. Norey's–Cote Percussion , 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon–Open Mic Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 18 Buskers–John Brazile, 8 p.m. More...

Newport Noirist Pens New Novel

Paul McGoran is a native Rhode Islander, born and raised in Pawtucket, a child of the tenements in a long-ago era where, he says, the only places offering air conditioning in the summer were movie houses.  It is a long way from where he lives no More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, March 18 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. Signing Story Time Children ages birth-2 with a caretaker learn signs through stories and songs, 10:30 a.m., Newport Public Library. More...

Schools Seek Four Percent Budget Hike

$10 Million Repair Bond Also on Table

Monday, March 21. Tuesday, March 22. More...

Jeans Collection

Rogers High School senior Raven Ferri collected 350 pairs of jeans for youths in need as part of the Teens for Jeans Campaign and dosomething.org while completing her senior project. More...

For What It’s Worth

There are probably very few readers who do not have ivory in some form in their home: a chess set, a crucifix, a piano, a rosary, a carved oriental figure, fine Colonial and 19th-century portrait miniatures, etc. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. More...

Teacher NewsPort

Understanding the Cabinet More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/  . Lottery funds directly to education   More...

‘Lead, Succeed, and Inspire’

H. Robert McBride of Newport was recently selected as the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County’s Youth of the Year. More...

Wedding Plans for Middletowner

Wedding bells will soon ring for Middletown native Barbara Ann Fenton, as she prepares to marry her longtime boyfriend, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.  In a sit-down interview, the couple described how they met by happenstance.  “She hit More...

Easter Egg Hunt

March 25 & 26   More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet the Cote Percussion Jazz Quartet

Picture this: You wander into one of Newport’s fabulous bars on Broadway and see what looks like a jazz band, except they’re playing The Flintstones and Star Wars theme songs, both as jazz arrangements! More...

Celtic Players to Read ‘The Cripple’

You’ll have but a single night to get behind “The Cripple.”  The Newport Celtic Players will present a staged reading of “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” a dark comedy by famed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, at 7 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Megan Senkus and Jonathan Abua of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ariah Lee Abua on Feb. 27, 2016. More...