November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

‘There Is an Overall Cloud of Fear’

A recent swell of racist crimes reported across the country hit home last week when an 11-year-old black boy was punched and called a “nigger” by a neighborhood friend. More...

Airport Noise Issue Defies Solutions

Local officials continue to grapple with the steady growth of the state airport in Middletown as nearby homeowners lament new flight patterns that noisily bring planes closer to their homes when landing and taking off.  More...

Gateway Update at ALN Forum

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will host an information session and community forum on the upcoming improvements to the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Gateway Center) on Monday, Nov. More...

Councilors Tackle Varied Agenda

The Irish American Athletic Club is now free to offer limited entertainment at its business at 642 Thames St.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Chris and Diane Myers

Music can sometimes be the magical glue that binds a family together. There’s one local couple who met as music majors in college. Many years later, they are making beautiful music and have inspired their children to do the same. More...

So, Where Are All the Sailors?

Newport's summer of 2016 is now in the history books, and many Aquidneck Island sailors are looking south for their winter sailing fix. More...

School Strategic Plan Will ‘Bring Joy Back into the Classroom’

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Newport School Committee voted to approve the strategic plan, known as OneNewport, that first saw the light of day in November of 2015. The vote was 5-2, with David Carlin and Robert Leary voting against. More...

Newport Cleaning Up Polluted Pond

State officials are requiring the city to take action at a local pond where aquatic life has been choked out after decades of pollution. More...

Schools Strategic Plan Passes with Rancor

On Wednesday, Nov. More...

Affleck Is Textbook-Perfect in ‘Accountant’

What do Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and autism have in common? In the real world, these conditions form a sort of hierarchy, from mild to severe, on the autism spectrum. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, November 17  Norey’s–Cote Jazz Combo, 7:30 p.m.  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Last Week for Great Shoal Fishing?

Two of the most respected anglers in Rhode Island – David Pickering and Neal Vitullo – concur that the first week in November was wonderfully active for big fish along the shoals and rocky inlets of South County, all the way to Westerly. More...