October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Big Month for Lucy’s Hearth

BankNewport recently presented a check for $50,000 to Lucy’s Hearth–a significant financial contribution which helped the Hearth surpass the $1.6 million fundraising goal needed to renovate its new building and grounds at 19 Valley Road i More...

Surprise Gift for City of Newport

As Newport continues to vet the options for a fire and rescue boat that could be purchased with the aid of a federal grant, the city administration can proceed with the knowledge that significant additional funds are available.  More...

Broadway Will Be Bustling on Saturday

The hustle and bustle will have its official start with an official ribbon cutting at Equality Park at noon, with Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano presiding. Come see her wield the official ceremonial scissors. More...

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Preserve Rhode Island Honors Newporter

In the early 1960s, with an undergraduate degree in 18th-century New England architecture from Marlboro College in Vermont, Robert Foley was lured to Newport by a college classmate, and the rest, as they say, is history. More...

Comprehensive Plan Process Wrapping Up

Newporters had another opportunity to chime in on the city’s revised comprehensive plan when the Planning Board hosted a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 3, to discuss a draft of the 15-chapter document that is almost ready for City Council review. More...

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A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Ghost Stories Supernatural evening researcher and author Jeff Belanger, host of “New England Legends,” offers an evening of true ghost stories, research and evidence throughout the world, Q & A and booksigning follow, Newport Public Library, Oct. More...

Newport Gulls Hall of Fame Dinner Oct. 22

Five team alumni and one longtime volunteer will be inducted into the Newport Gulls Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 22, in a dinner ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Newport.  More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s final race of its fall series was Sunday, Oct. 2 The following are the results for the race:  More...

Redwood Happenings

The historic grounds of Redwood Library were the site of the 2016 Garden Party, a festive annual tradition that combines music, hors d’oeuvres, and fellowship for the library’s members and friends. More...

Historic Gravestones Return Home

Two rare gravestones, pilfered decades ago, have been returned to their original Newport site at the Common Burying Ground and local cemetary commissions are thrilled. More...

Board Appointments and Vacancies

Lewis Keen, Janet Parkinson, and Theresa Stokes were reappointed to the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission at the Sept. 28 City Council meeting.  More...

Middletown Still Weighing Parking Solutions

Middletown Town Council has declined to move forward with a proposal for contractor parking permits.  The proposed ordinance got a preliminary nod at its first reading on Sept. 19, but the next time councilors met on Oct. More...

Town Considers Recording Board Meetings

Although Middletown officials have not entirely embraced the idea of video recording board meetings, officials agreed to solicit the opinions of residents before they make a decision.  More...

On His Way to a New Home

The long saga of Cliff, the wayward coyote, came to a successful, safe and humane ending Wednesday, Oct. 5. A team of experts from the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, led by lead biologist Dr. More...

Music and Entertainment

Meet James Grande

The path one follows to become a full-time musician is sometimes anything but a straight line. When this week’s featured musician got sidelined with a debilitating illness, he refused to give up. More...

Broadway Musicians to Play on Home Turf

If you want to bring a wide variety of musical talent together for their first collective street fair on Broadway, the avenue of Newport dreams, you didn’t have to go farther than a guy who gives lessons there. More...

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In last month’s Mixed Doubles Open Championship (left to right) Joshua Bell and Anne Sullivan were finalists. Champions in the City of Newport tournament were Kim Soo Seawell and Jay Sullivan. More...

Pumpkin Sail

Come see the Newport Shipyard’s annual Pumpkin Regatta on Friday, Oct. 7. The famous “pumpkins” will race across the basin from 4-7 p.m. More...