March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Parade

2017 Parade Winners Best Bagpipe Band Newport AOH Pipes & Drums New London Firefighter Bagpipes (Honorable Mention) Best Marching Band Rhode Island Vets Navy Band Northeast (Honorable Mention) More...

School Committee Prepares Final Budget

The Middletown School Committee held a budget workshop last week to review priorities for the upcoming fiscal year as the town’s school system faces challenges that include lower enrollment and significantly reduced state aid.  Following t More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Newport Music Festival Also Active in Winter

For 48 summers, the Newport Music Festival has attracted the world’s finest classical musicians. But did you know that they also host world-class performers during the winter?  Meet the Newport Music Festival’s Winter Series.  More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

RMR Sweeps Toll Gate, Advances to Division ll Finals

In a scintillating weekend of playoff hockey, the top-seeded Rogers-Middletown-Rocky Hill Co-op team (RMR) swept the fourth-seeded Toll Gate Titans, 5-0 and 2-1, to take a taut Division II semifinal playoff series and advance to the state finals agai More...

Entrepreneurial Time Share in Middletown

In a half-dozen airy rooms filled with light, but even more so with ideas, lawyers meet designers, artists meet people in the life sciences and self-starters solve business problems using group dynamics. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Before I Fall’ Serves as a Life Lesson

The film, “Before I Fall,” is based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Oliver. It includes so many life lessons that it could serve as a study guide for teachers after assigning the book.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 16  Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–World Class Jazz  Perro Salado–C-Note Missionaries, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...