March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Public Invited to Discuss Renewable Energy

A forum on Renewable Energy, hosted by the Newport Energy & Environment Commission, will be held on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

Parking Lot Upgrades for Surfer’s End

Work will soon begin on long overdue repairs to the Sachuest Beach parking lot at Surfer’s End. More...

Three Newport Parks to Close Earlier

Newport is tightening the curfew at three city parks.  “I’ve been getting complaints,” said Council Vice Chair Lynn Ceglie. “This is a way to give police some more leverage.”  More...

Fishermen Concerned About Right-of-Way

The Town of Middletown may ban parking at a public access point that leads to a popular fishing spot at Pebble Beach on the Sakonnet River.  More...

Woman of the Week for Native Fifth Warder

March has been a hectic month for Claire Dias, the 2017 Newport St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal. More...

Past Parade Grand Marshals

2016 Bill and Karen Cardinal 2015 Brian R. Arnold 2014 Robert “Bobby” O’Neill 2013 George Jones 2012 Charles “Chaz” Donovan 2011 Raymond J. Lynch, Jr. 2010 Michael C. More...

Bagpipes Give Geer a Modern Love for the Ancient

Liam Geer has played an instrument that was larger than him for more than half his life.  Geer, still only 17 and a senior at Middletown High School, was just a lad of eight when he first picked up the practice chanter, which is a double reed wo More...

Come Welcome the Kinsale Delegation

The public is invited to a reception to welcome a delegation from Newport's sister city, Kinsale, Ireland, on Thursday, March 9, from 5-6 p.m. at City Hall.  More...

Parade Order of March

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Legends of the Shamrock

While the Celtic harp is the surprising official emblem of Ireland, the shamrock remains the country’s most enduring symbol in the hearts and minds of many. Like most legends, the shamrock story is based partly on history and derives from St. More...

Jack Kane Named Hibernian of the Year

John “Jack” Kane, who has been honored as “Hibernian of the Year,” believes in working hard to achieve his dreams.  More...

Healy Dominates J/70 Class

Tim Healy's trophy cabinet is close to overflowing with J/70 class silverware. He recently added another trophy to the case, racing New England Ropes to the Quantum J/70 Mid-Winter Championship at St Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. More...

Frostbite Sailors Enjoy a Day on the Bay

The return of true winter weather on March 4-5 saw the Frostbite Laser 413 fleet sailors take a week off due to the high winds and low temperatures. More...

Dry Suits Needed

The public high school sailing is starting soon. There are a record number of students coming through Sail Newport. The sailing center is in dire need of dry suits. More...

TP52's Wrap U.S. Season

The International TP52 Super Series wraps up its U.S. portion with the second event of 2017 in Miami. More...

NYC Results

The extreme cold last week and high winds have prevented the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite from sailing the past few weeks. Results from their eight races on Feb. 19 follow:   More...

Vacant Restaurant Site Has New Owners

New ownership of a portion of the southern end of the Brick Market Place will hopefully breathe life into the vacant Barking Crab restaurant. More...

Polo Center Request Requires Zoning Change

The owner of the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown is seeking permission to expand to the empty parcel of land bordering the existing development. More...

Clean Ocean Access Continues Weekly Cleanups

More than 400 pounds of debris was removed by 60 volunteers during a coastal cleanup at Brenton Point State Park on March 4.   More...

Newport Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

“Paper or plastic?” That is a query Newport shoppers will no longer hear, after councilors unanimously approved a ban on single-use plastic bags at the March 8 City Council meeting.  More...

There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters

With the St. More...

Irish Coffee Has Many Ways to Warm the Soul

It’s that time of the year when the cold air and the blustery wind compels people to find solace in simple delights. And one of the best ways to thaw the icy temperament brought on by frigid conditions is to indulge in a hot cup of Irish coffee. More...

Playing ‘The Pipes’

Mainly comprised of 10 pieces, the pipes are among the most difficult instruments to learn to play due to what Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe Major Michael O’Connor notes is an “unnatural breathing technique.” The More...

Sharing the Irish “Party Piece” Tradition

Picture this: You’re at a local pub or restaurant and a middleaged man suddenly starts singing a beautiful Irish song. Some people join in spontaneously, while others simply smile and listen intently. More...

The Insider's Guide to the 61st Annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

One of the biggest days of the year to eat, drink and be merry is upon us. More...

LAOH Woman of the Year

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Newport named Terrie Champion Welford as its 2016 Woman of the Year.  The annual award honors an active member of the Newport LAOH division who incorporates the organization’s motto “Friendsh More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 9  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos & Friends, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–C-Note Missionaries, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Locals Win RORC Caribbean 600

Bella Mente, with Newport crew members Rob Ouellette, Pete Henderson, Sean Clarkson, Whitney Curtin, Keats Keeley and Morgan Trubovich, took home their second overall win in the ninth RORC Caribbean 600 race. More...

Local Scribe Races with Paralympic Silver Medalist

Herb McCormick, known worldwide for his sailing journalism, raced with Rio Paralympic silver medalist Brad Kendell on KHS & S Contractors in the 37th Heineken St. Maarten Regatta. Kendell captured the Bareboat Division.  More...

Correction

Juggy Smith was incorrectly identified in the March 2 edition. It should also be noted he was a freshman at URI in 1986 not 1998.   More...