October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Neighbors Purchase Foley’s Service Station

After a 60-year run in the family, brothers Bill and Michael Foley handed over the keys to their historic Newport service station to Brad Cherevaty and Frank Doyle, owners of a neighboring business, The Fifth Element.  More...

Her Heart Belongs to Pell

The outcome came as no surprise, but there was a celebratory mood nonetheless in the library at Pell Elementary School on Monday, Oct. More...

Assembly Finance Reports Tell Many Tales

General Assembly candidates in the two Senate and four House contests that most impact citizens of Newport and Middletown collectively had $321,708.38 in available campaign funds in the run-up to Election Day, Nov. 8.  More...

Rail Bike Venture Hopes for Spring Launch

The railroad tracks along the west side of Aquidneck Island may become a new touring location, thanks to a budding enterprise between Eric Moffett of the Newport- Narragansett Railroad Company, and Alex Catchpoole and his wife, Mary Joy Lu, who hail More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, October 27  Norey’s–Barkode Jazz Trio, 8 p.m.  One Pelham East–Andrea Leclaire & Tris Coffin Acoustic show  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. More...

New Zealanders are the Champions

After five days of racing on Narragansett Bay, Micah Wilkinson and Olivia Mackay from New Zealand are the first ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Champions, having beaten 28 of the most agile and talented sailors gathered over two years of quali More...

Restaurateur Constructing ‘Giant Playground’

Around 15 years ago, Middletown resident Jim Long began playing hockey. Along with learning the rules of the game, he acquired a business tip – ice time is in high demand. More...

Black Churches of RI at the Redwood

“Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” is showing at Redwood Library and Athenaeum through Saturday, Nov. 12. More...

Suicide Prevention and Education

The Steven M. Osman Memorial fundraiser to benefit the Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) for suicide prevention and education is planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. More...

Decades Later, ‘Children’s Hour’ Still Resonates

The power of rumor; the crippling, residual effect of a lie; the inability to keep in check a wild accusation run amuck. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Journalistic Retelling with Reverence and Grace

It is difficult to imagine anyone publicly denying that the Holocaust happened. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Red Bull Foiling Generation regattas are becoming known as the wold's best competitive sailing for youth, ages 16-20, racing in the 18-foot Flying Phantom. (Photo credit Red Bull Foiling Generation) More...

Halloween Howl

After a very active sailing season, Sail Newport will put the sail covers on its 2016 youth program with the annual Halloween Howl, presented by Helly Hansen, on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30. More...