March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Getting Their Kicks from Kickball

Since 2011, adults from the Newport area have been engaging in something childlike that harkens back to elementary school recess.  They’ve been playing kickball.  Not since Mrs. More...

Can Anyone Replace Paiva Weed’s Clout?

Outgoing State Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed’s decision to resign after serving since 1993, including the past eight years as the chamber’s leader, leaves an important question unanswered for Newport’s city leaders. More...

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Gizzi Nursing Scholarship   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 20 through Monday, March 27, the Newport Police Department responded to 524 calls. Of those, 172 were motor vehicle related; there were 153 motor vehicle violations issued and 19 accident reports. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Rassi Making a Name with Silverteeth

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed the emergence of a growing local arts and music scene. Singer-songwriters, dancers, and artists have been making their presence felt around Newport. More...

Palates, Start Your Engines

Like clarifying butter, it’s always a bit of a challenge to separate the standouts when Newport Restaurant Week arrives. That’s because every dish, from entrée to amusebouche, is good.  But there is some news. More...

Bikes and Beers Across America

Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, will lead a group of cyclists across the country to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More...

City Considers Cigarette Litter Solutions

There has been no disagreement among businesses and city officials that too many cigarette butts end up on Newport’s streets and sidewalks. However, there has been debate over how to clean up the litter. More...

Hayes Pleads Not Guilty to Wire Fraud

Retired Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes entered a not guilty plea on March 24 during his initial appearance and arraignment before U.S. More...

Judges Sing Ramey’s Praises on ‘The Voice’

A Rogers High School graduate could be the next winner of “The Voice,” the wildly popular singing competition on NBC that offers a top prize of $100,000 and a major recording contract.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 30  Hotel Viking–Chris Vaillancourt, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Dino Govoni with special guest Joe Potenza, 7:30 p.m. More...

Newport Restaurant Week

This semi-annual celebration of Newport's chefs and restaurants, an attraction to locals and visitors, is now in its tenth year. Three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Caribbean Racing Continues for Local Sailors   More...