August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Making Newport Great

Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler would probably say he was just doing his job. So, too would Eric Offenberg, director of engineering at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Police to Educate Parents on Social Media

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS

Concerned with what their children are posting and reading online, Middletown parents have approached police to explain the ramifications, many of which their children don’t understand. More...

Town Has Limited Options with Substation

Despite Middletown’s opposition to a proposed National Grid project that would erect a $64 million, 3.1-acre electrical substation within 100 feet of a home on Jepson Lane, the company is charging forward with its plans. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 25 Buskers – Tom Hanson, 8-11 p.m. Hotel Viking–Mark Gorman, 5:30- 9:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – Ken Vario, 8-11 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe - Oskar Wylde, 10 p.m. Norey’s – Barkode Jazz Trio, 8-11 p.m. More...

Spookie Wins the Ida Lewis Distance Race

Winners of the 12th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race were decided on Aug. More...

Noroton Wins Hinman Trophy

Noroton Yacht Club has won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year. More...

Olympic Sailors’ Noble Efforts

Rhode Island’s Olympic sailors have wrapped up competition in Rio with Stuart McNay from Providence finishing fourth overall in the Men’s 470 class. More...

Local Firm Aids Wind Farm Setup

For Newport’s Patrick Donovan and his colleague, Jamestown native Nathaniel Spencer, the near completion of America’s first offshore wind farm three miles off Block Island has aimed a spotlight on their own Portsmouth-based company. More...

Schools Readying for Sept. 7 Start

For Newport students in grades 1-12, the first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 7. Kindergarteners (and their parents) will take their mighty first step on Friday, Sept. 9. More...

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

Popular and Dedicated Jimmy Winters – On and Off Stage

While some people are relatively easy to categorize, others cannot adequately be described with a single adjective. This week’s featured musician is a prime example of the latter. More...

Melges 32 U.S. Champion Crowned

After three days of racing on Narragansett Bay the 2016 Melges 32 U.S. National Champions have been crowned, with Inga from Sweden securing the title. More...

Sailing Heals Is Part of Classic Yacht Regatta

After two successful back-to-back races in Marblehead and Nantucket, Officine Panerai’s 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge will conclude its season finale with the 37th annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day weekend. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its 10th and final race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 23.  The following are the results for the race:  More...