January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

We Hereby Resolve: Newporters Make a Wish

2016 – which has arguably caused more turmoil, angst, and pain than recent prior years – has mercifully given way to 2017, which, simply by its newness, creates an almost universal sense of optimism, hope and better days. More...

Broadway Crater Hard to Miss

A gaping hole surrounded by barrels and temporary fencing at the corner of Broadway and Marlborough Street is leading some to question whether pedestrian safety is being compromised.  More...

Laser Fleet Results

Thirty-two Laser Fleet 413 Frostbite sailors washed off their New Years eve celebrations by hitting the chilly waters on Narragansett Bay for the seventh race of their 2016-2017 sailing series, which began in November. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Dean Cassell

There are people who work nine-to-five office jobs. And then there are musicians. There’s one local musician who has performed in 49 states, 23 countries, and in every Canadian province. And he’s not finished yet! Meet Dean Cassell.  More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

'La La Land' is Cinematic Magic

We go to movies to witness sometimes painful truths about our reality. We also, perhaps mainly, go to movies to seek an escape – a two-hour trip into a fantasy world where nothing can invade our joy for that short time.  More...

Proposed Wharf Hotel to be Vetted

A proposal for a three-story 20- room hotel on Howard Wharf is set to be heard this month by the Newport Planning and Zoning boards.  More...

Hearing Scheduled for Controversial Fence

A Bellevue Avenue family has dogmatically maintained their decision about a private fence they erected into the newly repaired Cliff Walk, despite local and statewide media reports of riled residents and officials. More...

Educational Adventures on the Oliver Hazard Perry

Setting off in the early months of 2017, Rhode Island’s official Tall Ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, will be clocking up some serious sea miles over the next 10 months as she and her 17 professional crew and 30 passengers head for the warmer waters o More...

NYC Frostbite Results

The first set of races for the Newport Yacht Club’s 2017 Frostbite Series was held on Sunday, Jan. 1 in front of the club. Twenty-seven racers. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 5  Hotel Viking–James Grande, 7-11 p.m.  Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m.  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Vikings Girls Overrun Crusaders, 46-23

Using superior speed and aggressive rebounding, the Rogers High School girls varsity basketball team doubled up the visiting Prout School squad, 46-23, in a Division II-South game on Tuesday night, Jan. 3.  More...