June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Senior Centers Defend Funding

State Grants Critical at EKH

With state grants in the headlines and under the microscope at the General Assembly after instances of alleged mismanagement, officials from recipient organizations appeared at the Statehouse throughout May to give legislators a better sense of how t More...

Median Prevented Crossover Collision

One year after a median was installed on the Newport Pell Bridge, it held up to its promise on Saturday, May 28, after a five-car accident was “most definitely” contained by the barrier, according to Rhode Island State Police.  More...

Final Open Space Community Meeting

Building on input from previous public meetings, the final community meeting will be Monday, June 6th, at the Pell School. This meeting will focus on creating a lasting vision for the future and consider how to put the plan into action. More...

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Seat belts on school buses The Senate approved legislation that would require all new school buses purchased or leased in Rhode Island to be equipped with seat belts for the driver and every passenger seat, and require school districts to adopt imple More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 2 Busker’s–Randy Robbins, 7-11 p.m. Norey's–Jazz, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Salt water–Steve Mortrude, 6-9 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 3 Buskers Pub–Grace Morrison, 9 p.m. More...

Hats Off to Forest Avenue Fishing Derby

Sam Toland and Samantha Lako have been fixtures on Aquidneck Island as familiar as the squid run under the Goat Island Causeway each fishing season, supplying and guiding anglers for many years from Sam’s Bait & Tackle in Middletown.  More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Burton’s Alice Navigates a Steampunk World

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” has always been known for its oblique, multidimensional view of the world. More...

Newport Teacher of the Year Named

Tricia Donnelly, a fourth-grade teacher at Pell Elementary School, was honored on Tuesday, May 31, as the Newport Teacher of the Year. More...

New Arrivals

Kara and Bryant Donovan of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Elle Ann Donovan on May 23, 2016.  Jesse and Richard Geer of Milton, Mass. More...

RIMAP Offers Classroom Training

What the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) is doing in the oceans that surround the state may become historic. What they are doing on land is tangibly fascinating. More...

A Visit to The Pier

Although this column typically features local musicians, occasionally we want to highlight a venue that supports live music. Local musicians are all grateful to the many businesses that believe that live music enhances the experience for its guests. More...

A Day at the World Match Races

The boats, which look like Hobie Cats on steroids, have masts that stand 55 feet high, according to the man who had them built. On the platform where the sailors perch, the distance between the hull rails is 27 feet. More...

Huge Stripers Taken

Saltwater fishing also is heating up as summer approaches, said Samantha Lako. Large schools of menhaden (pogies) are in the Upper Bay. Some anglers have been lucky enough to find stripers up to 40 pounds using bait.  More...