April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Bike Newport on the Move

This story has many moving parts. But that’s OK, because it’s about bikes.  Butch Murray, owner of the Fastnet Pub, has generously lent the pub’s adjacent property at 29 Spring St. More...

Introspective Nicholson Looks Ahead

In a wide-ranging talk hitting on several aspects of municipal affairs, interim City Manager Joseph Nicholson took the helm as guest speaker at the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s annual meeting on Monday, April 4. More...

Spring Project Moves to Design Phase

Wrapping up the public input phase on the future use of the city’s original freshwater spring site, the Newport Spring Leadership Committee heard the suggestions of about 75 Newporters who shared their thoughts at a charrette and design worksho More...

Middletown Limits New Development

Developers hoping to pursue retail projects in Middletown will now have a more difficult time exceeding 35,000 square feet.  More...

Get Daffy in Newport

Opening ceremony Saturday, April 16, at Bannister & Bowen’s wharves at 2 p.m. Activities throughout Newport April 16–24. Sunday, April 17, Daffy doggies are on parade from Wag-Nation and the Black Dog from 1 p.m. More...

French Film Festival

Four pictures remain in this year’s roster of Salve Regina University’s 11th annual French Film Festival, an offering of award-winning fare that ranges from the classic to current. More...

Cemetery Awareness Day on April 16

According to the State of Rhode Island, there are 25 historic cemeteries in Newport. Historical records show that at least two other cemeteries were moved elsewhere, and that at least 10 cemeteries are “lost.”   More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, April 8  Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library.   More...

Freshwater Fishing Season Angles

There are two opening days celebrated this week that have been six months in the waiting – the Boston Red Sox and the freshwater fishing season.  According to the Rhode Island Division of Environmental Management [DEM], opening day always More...

New Arrivals

Kelly Bigbee and Vinicius Coimbra of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Liliana Marie Coimbra on March 23, 2016. More...

Town Unveils New Fire Station

Standing on gleaming floors encased by freshly painted walls, Middletown leaders officially opened the newly-constructed Middletown fire station and public works building on Wyatt Road on Monday night, April 4.  More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. All Newport County residents are welcome. More...

Legislators Assess Session

Voter registration, ethics oversight, and the state budget were among the subjects discussed when the Newport League of Women Voters convened members of the local legislative delegation for a public forum on Saturday, April 2.  More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Eye in the Sky’ is a Must-See

“Eye in the Sky” explores the virtual theater of war versus the actual cost of human suffering amid increasingly high-tech weaponry.  More...

Big Plans for Sail Newport

Brad Read has charted a bold course for Sail Newport. He’s teamed up with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and is proposing a new marine educational and recreational facility in Fort Adams State Park. More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet Leslie Grimes

This week’s featured musician debuted her singing act on the patio of Hotel Viking – when she was five years old! She hasn’t stopped performing since that fateful day on Bellevue Avenue. Meet Leslie Grimes.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, April 7  Norey's–Cote Percussion Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Jimmy’s Saloon–Open Mic  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m.  Friday, April 8  Buskers Pub–Fiddlers Rock, 8 p.m. More...

Will Sea Bass Quota Go Up or Down?

Last year, sea bass literally put some commercial fishermen in the black.  The black fish with the delicious pure white meat abundantly filled local waters and made up some financial losses for fishermen curtailed by otherwise stringent regulati More...

Stretching A Meal

Seagulls fight over the “catch of the day” as a youngster watches on at the State Fishing Pier. More...

Newport Night Run Success

Despite a foggy evening, more than 650 runners of all ages enthusiastically participated in the Newport Night Run 5K to help raise more than $9,600 for the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF), and specifically its grants and scholarships.  More...