March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

‘Any Time is the Right Time to Do This Play’

“A rat slept in my shoe … transport into the new ghetto, into the unknown. 1,500 children will arrive tonight. They are from Poland … None of the children can speak Czech. We don’t know if they are Jewish or Polish or what? More...

Tentative Agreement Reached with Teachers

After protests, student pleas and over a year of negotiations, the members of National Education Association Middletown (NEAM) and the Middletown School Committee have reached agreement on a new labor contract. More...

Scholarships

Yacht Club Scholarship The Newport Yacht Club Endowment Fund offers scholarships of up to $1,000 to residents of Newport County or students currently attending school here. More...

Bill to Regulate Fantasy Sports

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has introduced legislation aimed at protecting consumers by licensing and regulating daily fantasy sports games in Rhode Island.  Rep. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

PHS Ousts RMR - Advances to D-II Hockey Finals

It took four days, 12 periods, more than 150 shots and every ounce of energy that two teams of rival Aquidneck Island boys could muster before the Portsmouth Patriots stunned the Rogers/Middletown/ Rocky Hill Cooperative team (RMR) in a thrilling, co More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, April 7, at 5:15 p.m. at the Middletown Police Station. More...

He Made Them Laugh, He Made Them Cry

Opening night is one step closer for the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, which this week received a check for $1,016,800, the first infusion of funds under the portioned awarding of an eventual $4.2 million from the Rhode Isla More...

New Arrivals

Braelyn and Robert Anton of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Harvey Ryan Anton on March 17, 2016. More...

Newport Spring Site Plans Taking Shape

The Historic Newport Town Spring Leadership Committee will be holding a public charette - a design workshop - on Thursday, March 31, beginning at 6 p.m. at Thompson Middle School. More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet Justin Pomfret

This week’s featured musician tried to play the guitar at age 10 – but his hands were too tiny to press the strings down. Undeterred, he switched to drums and by age 14, he was drumming in a wedding band. More...

For What It’s Worth

A young woman brought in a grandfatherly memento. She wanted to know what it was, and I asked if her grandfather smoked cigars. When she said yes, I told her that the object in question was a cigar tip cutter. More...