January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Tai Chi Instructor Jesse Harding

If you’ve ever enrolled in a local tai chi class, it may be that Jesse Harding has impacted your life. More...

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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.New Senate appointments President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown) has appointed Sen. James E. Doyle II (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) senior deputy majority leader. Senators Frank S. Lombardi (D-Dist. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet The Naticks

The best musical partnerships are sometimes formed in one’s youth. There’s one local foursome who started jamming early in their high school years, and now, 10 years later, they’re starting to get serious about their music. Meet The Naticks. More...

Newporters Make ‘Seascape’ Rise from the Depths

There is an evolution going on at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, and two longtime Newporters – the leads of the show, guiding the dialogue – are asking, “Is man really evolving or devolving?”  More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Milestones and Transitions at The Breakers

Providing a unique glimpse into unfamiliar territory at The Breakers, a new guided tour of the mansion will be offered by The Preservation Society of Newport County beginning on Saturday, Jan. 28.  More...

Weaver Cove Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access began the year by hosting a cleanup event at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth on Jan. 14. The 65 volunteers gathered and removed 2,392 pounds of debris from the coastline. More...

Laser 413 Fleet Results

With water temperatures hovering just above freezing and a northerly breeze, 29 brave souls from Laser 413 fleet bundled up on Jan. 15 and launched from Sail Newport for six races in week nine of their 2016/2017 season.  More...

NYC Results

The Newport Yacht Club Frostbite series continued on Sunday, Jan. 15, with plenty of sun and temperatures in the high 30s. More...

MHS Out-Girls E-WG, 45-18

The Middletown High School girls basketball team got off to a slow start on Monday, Jan. 16, against a visiting Exeter-West Greenwich squad, not scoring for the first six minutes of the game. More...

Middletown School Enrollment Down

Although there are fewer students in Middletown Public Schools this year, officials are predicting a 2 percent tax hike in the next fiscal year, according to preliminary budget discussions. More...

Hotels Questioning Property Tax Assessments

The City of Newport is facing tax assessment challenges from the owners of several local hotels.  The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina at 49 America’s Cup Ave., OceanCliff at 65 Ridge Road, and the Vanderbilt Grace at 41 Mary St. More...

Local Union Opposes Water Improvement Contract

Two newcomers to the Newport City Council opposed awarding a water improvement contract to a Pennsylvania-based company, resulting in a narrow vote at the new council’s second meeting since the election.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 19  Hotel Viking–James Grande, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Cote Jazz Combo, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

'Live by Night' Evokes B-Picture Classics

In his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2012 noir novel, “Live by Night,” Ben Affleck opens on an equally portentous yet less hard core note than the book. More...

To Get Something Done, Ask the Busiest Person You Know

When you think of sailing in Newport and all that goes with it, sometimes we forget the work and people it takes to put on events for the competitors. More...

A Shoreline is Never Clean

On Sunday, Jan. 15, 78 local volunteers from Sail Newport and Clean Ocean Access took to the shoreline at Fort Adams to pick up 346 pounds of trash. More...

Annual Herreshoff Bash

The fifth annual Herreshoff Marine Museum anniversary Frostbite Bash will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the museum. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

MHS Boys Overcome by Case of Kolek, Fall 63-50

The Middletown High School boys basketball team fell to Cumberland 63-50 on Tuesday night, Jan. 17, in a sloppy contest in which the Clippers controlled matters from the opening tip.  More...