January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

They Marched in D.C.

Concerned with proposed policies during the presidential election that impact women and families, dozens of Aquidneck Islanders traveled to the nations capital the day after the presidential inauguration to participate in the Women's March on Washing More...

‘Each One of You Could Be the Next Malala’

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the full count of sixth-graders from Thompson Middle School attended a screening at the Jane Pickens Theater of “He Named Me Malala,” hosted in part by Newport Rotary. More...

Welcome Center Groundbreaking in Sight

For the second time this month, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has given a legal victory to the Preservation Society of Newport County in its campaign to construct a welcome center at its flagship property, The Breakers.  With another decision i More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

'Jackie' Illuminates One Brief Shining Moment

She was beautiful. She possessed tremendous grace and dignity and poise. She was married to the 35th president of the United States. She had to bury an infant, and she had to bury her husband. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 26  Hotel Viking–Milt Javery, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Barcode, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Islanders Bring Home the Silverware

Jamestown sailor Tim Healy and his team on New England Ropes brought home the silverware last week from Quantum Key West Race Week 2017 after winning the J/70 class. 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...

NYC Frostbite Results

With the light wind out of the north east the windward mark and finish proved tricky to navigate on Sunday, Jan. 22, for the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite series. The results for the day were as follows:   More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Middletown Boys Steal One From Rogers, 49-43

The Rogers High School boys basketball team has been suffering from the 7-Eleven syndrome this season – it can never close. More...

PROJECT PURPLE

In recognition of Project Purple, listed below are some of the events. Newport Substance abuse prevention messages will be made in school announcements and halls will be decorated with student messages. More...

Newport’s Other Economic Engine

NUWC Programs Top $1 Billion for 2016

In a recently released economic impact study, it was reported that the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport employee base of nearly 3,200 workers has a total gross payroll of $319.8 million and the total funded programs for the division reach More...

Firing Up Goat Island Torpedoes

The title of Richard V. Simpson’s 22nd book is a direct hit on its content – “Goat Island and the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station – Guncotton, Smokeless Powder and Torpedoes.”  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Gary Fish at Sandywoods

Two topics often covered in this column are open mics and local venues that support live music. This week I’m hitting both bases. Meet Gary Fish and Sandywoods Center for the Arts.  More...

2017: Year of the Rooster

On Saturday, Jan. 28, we bid goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Year of the Rooster.  The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, known to Westerners as Chinese New Year. More...

Local Sailors Looking for a Pineapple Cup Record

On Friday, Feb. 3, 15 teams will set off on the 33rd biennial Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race. Starting in Miami, Florida, the 811 nautical mile race for mono-hulls and multi-hulls ends in Montego Bay, Jamaica. More...

Laser Fleet 413 Results

With air temperatures at 50 degrees and the water temperature a balmy 40 degrees, the local Laser 413 frostbite sailors took advantage of the mild weather on Sunday, Jan. 22. More...