February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

A New Face on Broadway’s Beat 2

Conversation with Merrie Scott

The Newport Police Department’s newest community policing officer is CPO Merrie Scott. More...

Municipal Meetings

City Council Workshop   More...

New Board Chair is Appointed

Hope Funds for Cancer Research, dedicated to advancing innovative research for the most difficult-to-treat cancers, has announced Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., has been elected as the fourth chairman of its board of trustees. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet the C Note Missionaries

There’s one accomplished local musician who really has the best of both worlds. He gets to play with a stable of internationally touring Alist musicians each week, and gets to sleep in his own bed every night. More...

Master Craftsmen Support the Waterfront

When the local team from Seven Star Marine Engineering gets involved in a project, you are guaranteed that it will be a masterpiece. More...

Campus Rallies for Syrian Students

Salve Regina condemns Trump’s immigration policies

As the country continues to wrangle over President Trump’s immigration policies, two Salve Regina University students are handing the campus a bullhorn.  “I want to make sure we aren’t being a silent campus. More...

Carson Introduces Initiatives for Seniors

Rep. Lauren Carson, D-Dist. 75, Newport, is beginning her second term with several proposals focusing on senior citizens.  Carson is the lead sponsor on three bills speaking to the needs of older residents. More...

Middletown's Valley Tract Branching Out

An arboreal revitalization is planned for an expansive piece of open space in an otherwise congested area of Middletown. More...

ALN Forum to Focus on Water Department

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will hold its first public forum of the year on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. The forum will be held at the Edward King House and feature Julia Forgue, director of the Newport Utilities Department. More...

29th Annual Newport Winter Festival

February 17-26, 2017 “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza” features over 150 events, including the Children’s Fair, Chili Cook-Off, Princess Party, Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band and more. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 9  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos and Joanne Rodino, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Two-Boat Tussle in Pineapple Cup

After 811 nautical miles that kicked off in Miami, the crew of David and Peter Askew's Reichel/ Pugh 74 Wizard took line honors in the 33rd Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race. This win gives the 74-foot monohull back to back line honors. More...