July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

A Quick Trip to France and Back

Note to self: The next time you are about to insert yourself into a crowd of people – bright and chatty and worldly people – united by their enthusiasm for all things French, and who gather on a regular basis for the pure joy of sharing their experie More...

Assembly Loosens Reins on Microbreweries

The 2016 General Assembly approved legislation that would enable visitors to Rhode Island microbreweries, distilleries and wineries to sample the local products as well as to buy them in limited quantities for consumption elsewhere. More...

Rogers Roof Project Set to Go

The Newport School Committee convened for a special meeting on Thursday, June 30, with several items on the agenda.  More...

Newport Waves

Newport Waves is a campaign to make the city’s streets safer. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 7  @ The Deck–Stu Sinclair, 8-11 p.m.; DJ, 11 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Black Cadillac Trio, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 8-11 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-9 p.m. More...

DINING OUT

The Tavern Connects Broadway’s Past and Future

In recent history, Broadway has transformed from a street with a problematic reputation to a vibrant district lauded in national newspapers as a must-see of Newport. More...

Summer Solstice Event Best Yet

Under a large tent on the north lawn with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, the Forts Adams Trust Summer Solstice event held on June 24 was a great success on multiple fronts. More...

Sailing and Marine Education Programs to Expand

Sail Newport has launched a $10 million Campaign for Blue Space to expand public access sailing programs, broaden its marine education programming and build a new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center on the waterfront at Fort Adams State P More...

Rhode Island Crosswalks General Law

When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Bill Bartholomew

There is seldom a straight path that leads one from grade school toward being a professional musician. And so it was with this week’s featured musician. Meet Bill Bartholomew. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Another le Carré Foray into Deception and Betrayal

The latest adaptation of a John le Carré novel, “Our Kind of Traitor,” establishes that a woman can direct gritty spy stuff and that she grasps the vocabulary of film as well as the emotional workings of characters as they face danger, de More...

Berkeley Scholars Discuss Life at Whitehall

Whitehall Museum House, the 18th-century Middletown home of philosopher George Berkeley, is presenting guided tours during July and August by philosophers from the International Berkeley Society. More...