June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Young Filmmakers

The red carpet was rolled out for Newport’s youngest movie directors at the third annual Thompson Middle School Night at the Oscars on Monday, June 6.  “It’s a yearlong process,” said sixth-grade teacher Lisa Olaynack, wh More...

Ten-Miler

The slightly rainy weather and temperatures in the 60s were ideal running conditions for the nearly 3,000 people who took part in the Newport 10-Miler on Sunday, June 5. More...

Cemetery Panel Goes Back to Work

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission was pretty much just a memory except for one thing–no one in city government had officially done away with it. More...

Middletown Eyes Senior Tax Relief

Middletown officials are hoping to relieve the tax burden for yearround senior residents on limited incomes. More...

Newport Honors Its Outstanding Officers

The Newport Police Department honored its most brave, devoted and professional officers in a ceremony at Thompson Middle School in May – handing out dozens of meritorious awards spannning two years of outstanding public service. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 9  Busker’s–Brian Twohey, 2 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Becky Chace Band, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos’ Swinging Quartet, 8-11 p.m.  Salt water–Steve Mortrude, 6-9 p.m. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Me Before You,’ Life Before Defeat?

“Me Before You,” the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ popular 2012 novel of the same title, takes the often cloying romance genre and twists it sideways with its exploration of the timely and controversial issue of assisted suicide. More...

Forest Avenue Fishing Tourney 2016

During Middletown’s Forest Avenue School’s recent fishing derby, from May 6 to 22, two weeks of fishing fun was had by the school’s students. More...

Safe Boating Seminar

All Ocean State boaters are welcome to attend a Safety at Sea seminar at CCRI’s Newport campus on June 15, from 0800-1700 (or in landlubber time, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). More...

Underwater Robotics Team Goes to Nationals

The Rogers High School Underwater Robotics Team recently attended the National SeaPerch Challenge at LSU in Baton Rouge La. There were 195 teams from across the globe. More...

Newport Beach House Set to Tie Knots

Council Considers Licensing Issues

Although construction crews are finishing up last minute renovation details this week, Newport Beach House is already sold out with events during prime weekends this summer, and is 80 percent booked for the 2017 season.  More...

For the Shear Fun of It

When it comes to cutting through red tape, Newport County’s ribbon-cutting scissors are cutting edge.  Around four years ago, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, which lends out the ceremonial scissors to businesses and municipalities More...

Student Rentals Irk Middletown Residents

A handful of residents in Middletown’s Easton’s Point neighborhood claim noisy houses rented by students have become a nuisance. More...

Come Down to The Well

Let’s face it – life is a struggle for most of us, but music has a way of lifting us up. We use music to celebrate hopes and dreams, but also to acknowledge challenges and pain. More...

ARTS

Readings to Celebrate Joyce on Bloomsday

The 1922 novel “Ulysses” is packed with the cerebral angst, the dark Irish humor, and conflicted city existence of a single day in the life of one of its three protagonists, Leopold Bloom. More...

Student Honored for Sportsmanship

Mary Leys, an eighth grader at Thompson Middle School, was named the Rhode Island Principals’ Committee on Athletics [RIPCOA] Girls State Sportsmanship Winner for 2016.  As a reward, Leys threw out the first pitch at the Pawtucket Red Sox- More...

Two-time Gull Wright Makes MLB Debut

In 2011 and 2012, Daniel Wright toed the rubber at historic Cardines Field in Newport. More...