February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with David McCurdy

David McCurdy, the new development director of the Women’s Resource Center in Newport, comes to his new position after eight years as executive director of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.  More...

Washington Square Set for New Lighting

Washington Square’s Eisenhower Park will soon be seen in a whole new light, as the current gas lamps are set to be replaced with historically appropriate LED lighting. More...

‘Bring Your Bag’ Plan Gets a Final Go-over

David Fernandez has been a businessman in Newport since 1981. More...

Middletown Council Meeting

A regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall.   More...

Newport Schools Seeing ‘Historic’ Enrollments

From taking a stand against – and working on solutions for – racism and bullying, to a pilot program for supporting students needing an academic lifeline, to bringing the program of studies at Rogers in line with new state guidelines, to More...

Bean There, Done That, Say Chili Makers

In 2016, the Newport Fire Department won first prize in the Newport Winter Festival’s Chili Cook-Off.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 16  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Aaron Cote Jazz Combo, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Make Time Disappear with Illusionist Garrity

David Garrity would be the most popular illusionist in New England, if he could just make winter disappear.  With a wry smile and a trunk full of tricks, he will have to settle this weekend on making one of his favorite tour stops – Newpo More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

RMR Nips PHS, 2-1 – Retains Hockey Division Lead

The Rogers/Middletown/Rocky Hill co-op team (RMR) bested Portsmouth High School 2-1 on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Portsmouth Abbey rink. More...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Newport and Bristol County is launching an Instagram contest throughout the month of February as part of national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). More...

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Prison and probation reform legislation As part of its continuing efforts at justice reinvestment, the Rhode Island Senate passed several bills that would overhaul Rhode Island’s probation and parole system. More...

Combined Council and School Workshop

A combined Newport City Council and Newport School Committee workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Newport Public Library.   More...

No Increase in Middletown’s Short-term Rental Fees

In a surprising development during Middletown’s review of short-term rental laws, the Town Council declined to increase the annual registration fee at their Feb. 6 meeting. More...

Rum and More Than Coca-Cola

The fourth annual Thomas Tew Rum Cocktail contest, hosted by Newport Distilling Co., will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at the Revolving Door Restaurant as a part of the 2017 Newport Winter Festival celebration. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Ben O'Connor

Aquidneck Island is hardly known as a hotbed of country music. But there’s one local musician who's been getting a lot of attention, and he's taking the local country music world by storm. Meet Ben O’Connor.  More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Fleet 413 Results Ten faithful sailors defined the true meaning of frost bite sailing on Sunday, Feb. 12, when the local Laser 413 fleet sailed in easterly breezes that built to 15 knots. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Patriots Day’ Hits Close to Home

Movies are fond of presenting a hero, the man or woman who triumphs over fear and chaos to save lives and accepts accolades later. In “Patriots Day,” Boston is a collaboration of heroes who are everyday people. More...