April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

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McKim, Mead & White: After the Shingle Style

Perhaps no American architectural firm rose faster in prominence or was more productive in the decades just before and after 1900 than the firm of McKim, Mead & White.  More...

Peregrine Plans Evolve

Last May, Peregrine Group’s founding partner Colin Kane stood before a small crowd from the Alliance for a Livable Newport and outlined his vision for the Newport Yachting Center, which his company had acquired in the fall of 2014.  More...

Basketball Court Complaints Prompt Action

Residents Critical of Delayed Response

After continuing complaints from nearby residents about loud and disruptive behavior at Pell Elementary School’s basketball courts, Newport school and city leaders have put together a plan of action. More...

D.O.T. Delivers Good News for Broadway

Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed was the guest of honor, but Department of Transportation resident engineer Robin Walsh stole the show at a meeting of the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association at The Parlor on Tuesday, April 26. More...

Meet E Squared

One reality of the music scene in Newport – and in most places – is that there are many more musicians than venues in which to perform. More...

Children’s Library Programs Friday, April 29

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

New Arrivals

Deidre and Mark Gauch of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Myles Joseph Gauch on April 24, 2016. More...

Public Offers Input on Strategic Plan

As the city moves forward in putting together its new strategic plan for the next five years, Newporters gathered at Pell Elementary School on Wednesday, April 20, for an opportunity to offer input into its development.  City Manager Joseph Nich More...

Child & Family

As the first social service provider in Newport County, Child & Family first served as a shelter (The Home for Friendless Children) for orphans and children of destitute parents. More...

Ice Rink Set for One More Season

Outdoor ice skating enthusiasts will welcome the news that Newport’s popular downtown rink located at the Newport Yachting Center will operate again next winter. But the news also has a down side. More...

Voters Begin Selecting Delegates

Hilary G. Stookey, a Newport resident and Bernie Sanders delegate hopeful on the Tuesday, April 26, Democratic presidential primary ballot, was the top vote-getter among Newport County presidential delegate candidates with 4,869 votes. More...

PARCC May Become Graduation Requirement

Over the next month, Rhode Island public school students are participating in a divisive standardized test that districts may choose to make a graduation requirement as early as 2017. One Newport teacher said that is a concern for her students. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, April 28 Norey's–Big Band Swingin’ Jazz, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 29 Buskers Pub–Grace Morrison, 9-midnight. Jo's American Bistro–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 7-10 p.m. More...

Folk, Jazz Festivals Take Over BridgeFest

BridgeFest has crossed a new bridge into new territory.  This week, the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announced that it has transferred rights to its popular BridgeFest music festival to the Newport Festivals Foundation, I More...

Vikings Laxmen Sail Past Pilgrim, 15-4

In their first year as an individual team, the Rogers High School Vikings are rapidly gaining a reputation as a scoring machine.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A small Louis Vuitton suitcase was recently brought in. It had no key and a bit of scuffing on the outside indicating typical airport abuse: at least from the distant past. No one would check vintage Vuitton today while flying! More...