April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Children's Library Programs

Friday, April 15 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

Foghorn Speakers Win

Two members of the Middletown-based Island Foghorn Toastmasters competed in the Area International Speech contest and Table Topics contest recently. Linda Hall won the speech contest and Adrienne Haylor won the table topics contest. More...

The Fight to Protect Recess

Is it all work and no play for America’s youngest students? Rhode Island advocates and lawmakers have joined a rising number across the country that claim the answer to that question is an unfortunate yes. More...

Schools May Be Wild Card in Middletown

A preliminary review of the budget put together by the town administration indicates Middletown residents should brace themselves for at least a two percent tax hike this year. More...

Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour

Newport has long been known for its extraordinary trove of historic architecture. There are few (if any) communities in America with a richer or more intact portfolio of important buildings and structures than Newport.  More...

Newport Daffodil Days Festival

Saturday, April 16  Dabble & Doodle the Daffys 10 am – 1 pm Calling all “budding” artists - young and old to capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils along Cliff Walk. Materials provided to create your own masterpiece. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, April 14 Norey's–John Monllos Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon–Open Mic Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 15 Buskers Pub–John Brazile, 8 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon–Beta Days, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. More...

Final Performances of ‘Awakening’

Another sign of spring only to be seen in Newport is Salve University’s gripping production of “Spring Awakening,” the Tony Award-winning rock musical that runs through April 17 at the Casino Theatre. More...

A Commanding Visit

The National Commander of the American Legion recently visited Rhode Island Artillery Company of Newport. Above are Arthur Perry, Artillery Company of Newport & American Legion Post 18; Dale Barnett, National Commander, The American Legion; Col. More...

Member of the Month

The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County is proud to announce its member of the month for March. Izayah King has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for three years. This year he excelled on the 6th-grade boys basketball tournament team. More...

Committee Favors Gun Ban in Schools

Whether seen as a thorn in the nation’s side, a constitutional guarantee, or a harbinger of tragedy, the existence of guns has taken a place in our lives, and no community is exempt. More...

New Hires Anticipated in Newport

The city administration has given councilors an overview of its proposed property and sewer tax rates and is highlighting other aspects of municipal finances as councilors head toward the annual budget season.  More...

Middletown School Committee Minutes

The Middletown School Committee met on Tuesday, April 12. School Committee Member William R. O’Connell was absent. y Middletown’s CyberPatriot team was recognized for earning second place during the statewide competition. More...

RIPTA Seeks Updated Gateway Designs

As available funds have increased on what is now a $6.6 million rehabilitation of the Newport Gateway Center on America’s Cup Avenue, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) found that existing designs were no longer consistent with t More...

Meet Mark Quinn, Adventurous Musician

Spotlight on Music

While some artists can be categorized with a word or two, this week’s multi-faceted featured musician is hard to describe with a single adjective or phrase. More...

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New Arrivals

Ashley and Daniel Duval of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Katelyn Ann Duval on April 6, 2016. More...