May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Super Students

A Star Kids scholarship student, graduating this spring from Portsmouth Abbey, spoke to a large crowd of Star Kids supporters at the organization’s annual gala, held Saturday, April 30, at Ochre Court. She is standing with Dr. More...

Hospital Recognizes Volunteers

More than 130 volunteers, staff and administration at Newport Hospital recently gathered to honor area volunteers and students who gave over 28,600 hours of service to the hospital over the last year. More...

Later Start Time Gains Momentum

The move to establish a later start to the school day at Rogers High School gained enough traction at its third round of public discussion on Monday, May 23, for it to be added to the agenda for the School Committee’s year-end meeting on June 9. More...

Council ‘Caved’ to Gun Lobbyists

After Middletown Town Council voted against revisiting a gun free school resolution last month, a councilor indirectly brought up the controversial topic.  “This isn’t the first resolution that we have had in support of gun free scho More...

Introduction to Medical Marijuana

A presentation on the process of becoming a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island will be held at the Newport Public Library, on Thursday, June 2, from 6 - 8 pm. More...

City’s Cam Riviere Is New World Champion

At match point, nine years of chasing, practice, repetition, rebounding and dreaming forced an involuntary plaintive wail from the lips of Camden Riviere, Newport’s new court tennis world champion, as the palm-sized racquet, his weapon of victory, pr More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

No Match for the Match Racing Worlds

It’s international: The 18 boats already in town waiting to race are from Great Britain, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, France, Denmark and Spain. They have competed in Australia, Denmark, and California. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, May 26 Busker’s–Brian Twohey, 8:30 Narragansett Cafe-Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers, 8-11 p.m. Norey's–BarKode Jazz Trio, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 27 More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Quakers Romp Past Islanders

Remember this name – Emma “Soup” Campbell of Portsmouth. More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, May 27 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

Then There Were Two

Following the funeral for the aged beech tree at the Newport Art Museum, another giant on Bellevue succumbed to disease and old age. The Redwood Library assures us that the remaining beeches are in good health. More...

Remembering the Past

Each community on the island will hold Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 30. In Newport, those lost at sea will be honored with strewing of flowers into the bay at Storer Park at 11 a.m., and a ceremony will follow at noon at City Hall. More...

‘Their Success is Part of Your Success’

Fourth-grade teacher at Gaudet Middle School is Chosen as Educator of the Year

As a child, Joanne Reilly-Chaves really loved school. Everything about it. “Every year was a good experience,” she explains. For her, “being in school was always good and positive.”  More...

Street Plans Get Cool Reception

With heavy construction work on the Broadway Streetscape Project heading toward its final phases, the future of two other heavily-trafficked Newport streets was the topic of conversation at a public workshop on Tuesday, May 24. More...

Ramp Realignment Will Alter First Impressions

Newport’s future hopes to realign ramps taking motorists from the Claiborne Pell Bridge to downtown or to the city’s North End are in a “state of momentum” as a consortium readies proposals for the City Council’s review on July 16, according to Direc More...

Real Tennis, Real Traditions

The National Tennis Club, host of the 2016 Real Tennis World Championships, is located within the Tennis Hall of Fame. It is the oldest club in the U.S., consisting of about 100 players. Its president is Jamestown’s Stephen DeVoe. More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet Peter Davis

Music tends to connect people in unique ways. There’s one local musician who still gets to play music every week with his boyhood friend. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Meet Peter Davis.  More...

An ‘Evening for Education’

An “Evening for Education,” a fundraiser for the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) and Newport public schools is set for Friday, June 10, at the Edward King House. More...

Town Considers Fines for Charter Violations

Middletown officials are exploring enforcement options for individuals who violate the town’s Charter.  More...