May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Boys Town New England Silver Anniversary

2016 marks the 25th year that Boys Town New England has been part of the Newport County community, serving at-risk children and families throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. More...

For What It’s Worth

Opening day at Brimfield Antiques Extravaganza! The photo shows hundreds of people waiting for the 11 a.m. bell to gain admission to one of the fields. The weather on Tuesday was perfect for the antiques fair, which runs through May 15. More...

Mooring Bill Won’t Be Back Soon

The so-called “mooring bill” that prompted a firestorm of protest last year from Newport boaters as well as those from elsewhere across coastal Rhode Island appears to be a dead issue at the General Assembly— at least for this year. More...

Something for Everyone at an Estate Sale

For those who think an estate sale is just a grander, fancier term for a yard sale, think again. Grander is correct; but there is more to it than that. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, May 12 Norey's–John Monllos’ Swingin’ Big Band Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 13 Jo's American Bistro–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 7-10 p.m. More...

The Push for Mandatory Kindergarten

Although some may be surprised to learn that Rhode Island parents are not legally required to send their kids to kindergarten, educators say the law on the subject is outdated. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, May 1, through Sunday, May 8, the Newport Police Department responded to 487 calls. Of those, 122 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports.  More...

St. George’s Said to Seek Settlements

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Cardona May Face Deployment

The one reason the majority of NFL teams do not draft a military man is because, well, they are drafted elsewhere… to fight for their country. More...

Prince Protege Brenda Bennett to Play at Common Fence

Here’s a music quiz that might stump you: Name a local musician who is in the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, has gold and platinum records, and will be playing in Portsmouth on Saturday night. The answer: Brenda Bennett.  More...

Tennis Co-op Team Serves Notice in Their Division

Embarrassed by a rout the day before, the Middletown/Rogers Co-op tennis team smacked the Westerly High School Bulldogs on Tuesday, May 10, on the windswept Gaudet Middle School courts. More...