February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

40th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Celebration

Green Eggs & Ham Brunch Sunday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Dancing at the Forty Steps Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.   More...

Spring Little League Registration Now Open

Spring is around the corner and so is the start of the Newport Little League season. Registration is now open for spring baseball and T-ball. Players must be 4 years old by Jan. More...

City Hopes Merchants Clean Up Cigarette Waste

Newport merchants should not butt out of litter problems. That is the message from the Newport City Council as they consider holding businesses responsible for cigarette butts and other debris left on the sidewalks. More...

ALN Water Forum

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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 20, the Newport Police Department responded to 533 calls. Of those, 113 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued and 23 accident reports. More...

City/Schools Budget Talks on Horizon

Members of the Newport Schools/City Council Liaison Subcommittee quickly moved through the agenda at their recent monthly meeting on Feb. 13. More...

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

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Councilors Vet New Strategic Plan

After fits and starts in the past year, a new strategic plan is back on the radar screen of the Newport City Council.  Councilors reviewed the latest draft of the plan at a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Damon's 'Great Wall' Is Not

China’s Great Wall is filled with mystery, myth and an odd collection of facts.  Fact: With 5,500 miles of winding walls punctuated by guard towers, it is the longest man-made structure on Earth.  Mystery: Parts of the wall are shroud More...

Oscar Picks

It’s that time again. Actors, actresses, directors and other Hollywood insiders will walk down the red carpet. The women will wear outrageously elaborate evening gowns and the men will sport designer tuxedos. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 23  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Dick Lupino, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Family Day Fun

The Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC) will host the eighth annual Middletown Family Day on Sunday, March 5, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA.  More...

Island Rugby

The Newport County Youth Rugby football club is offering free preseason sessions for third to sixth grade boys and girls. Sessions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA.  More...

New Vision for Former Child and Family Property

The owner of 24 School St. has come forth with an ambitious plan to “downsize” the sizable building situated on the site, which has been vacant since Child and Family Services of Newport County sold the property in 2011.  More...

For What It’s Worth

Retro is definitely “in” and lucite from the 1950’s through the 1970s is a decorators mainstay. Pictured is a pair of large lucite lamps attributed to Karl Springer. Condition for lucite is a must: no scratches or breaks. More...

Gaines Honored with Crowley Award

Jo Eva Gaines has been named the recipient of the 10th annual Paul W. Crowley Award from the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association. More...

Municipal Meetings

The Newport Zoning Board of Review will next meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.  The Newport Planning Board next meets on Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. More...

Town Rolling Out Mats at Second Beach

In 2012, Middletown employees spent six weeks cleaning and restoring Sachuest Beach after Superstorm Sandy breached the paths and washed out debris, vegetation and sand.  More...

Sailing as Both Business and Passion

ON THE WATERFRONT

Martha Parker always gravitated toward sports that require balance. She was a dancer, a springboard diver, a gymnast and a skier, so it was only natural that she felt comfortable filling a crew position that required solid balancing skills.  More...

‘Forgotten Farms’

The film “Forgotten Farms” will be screened by newportFilm on Tuesday, March 7, at the Portsmouth Abbey School Auditorium, 285 Corys Lane, Portsmouth. There will be a pre-film wine and cheese reception with filmmakers at 6 p.m. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Greg Abate

I’ve always believed that in music, as in life, your fate often shifts on a single event. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Second-half Blitz Helps Middletown Hang on for Win

Nothing ever seems to come easily for the Middletown High boys basketball team. The Islanders jumped out to a 15-1 lead in the first half on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, only to find themselves trailing by 4 points late in the game. More...