March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Track Star Makes Run to Race Down Under

Conversation with Duwuan Edwards

In the grandeur of Yale Stadium in New Haven, Connecticut earlier this season, Duwuan Edwards stretched his tendons, adjusted his black-and-green Ray-Ban sunglasses, tuned out the noise and won a silver medal in the 400 meters for Bishop Hendricken H More...

Scully on Screen

Movies are like architecture in that they depend on the fourth dimension: time. They unfold and reveal their secrets through a slow interaction with the person experiencing them.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 20 through Monday, Feb. 27, the Newport Police Department responded to 579 calls. Of those, 127 were motor vehicle related; there were 109 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accident reports.  More...

Another Save for Aquidneck Land Trust

With its legacy of wise and effective governance, no one needs to warn the board and staff of the Aquidneck Land Trust about counting their chickens. But with a good dose of cautious optimism, it seems fair to say those chicks are about to hatch. More...

Swanhurst Returns to Traditional Ways with Carousel

There is a certain synchronicity in the Swanhurst Chorus 23rd annual dinner theater production choice of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” which runs March 4 to 18.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Bob Kendall

This month, Bob Kendall will host the first of a Salvation Music Series that will feature world-class talent to raise money for an organization that is close to the Middletown musician’s heart, the American Civil Liberties Union. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Westerly Ousts Middletown From D-II Tourney, 53-50

The question “What if” hung over the Middletown boys basketball team on Tuesday night, Feb. More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade is Always on Their Bucket List

You wouldn’t think that the most difficult task surrounding Newport's St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be finding a little green. More...

Enrollment Increase Leaves Newport in a Quandary

Call it a modern-day version of the lady who lived in the shoe. At the Newport School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Supt. Colleen Jermain reported on what she called “historic” enrollment figures for the Newport schools. More...

For What It’s Worth

This homely little dwarf is a 3’ tall plant holder and is made of painted terra-cotta. From Austria made in the 1880’s gnomes were very popular as a decorative collectible. More...

Newport's Mr. Fix-it On the Waterfront

Justin “Juggy” Smith was born and raised in Newport and has made the marine industry his life for more than 25 years. He attended Rogers High School, took sailing lessons at Newport Yacht Club and raced on 420s out of Ida Lewis Yacht Club. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 2  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...