April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Prom Fundraiser Another ‘Night to Remember’

The last time anyone looked, the price of attending a high school prom was anything but cheap. More...

Pension Plan in ‘Critical Condition’

Newport’s fire and police department pension plans both remain underfunded, with the fire department’s plan considered to be in “critical condition,” according to state guidelines.  More...

Schools and Water Projects Drive Town Budget

An average Middletown household is likely to pay around $255 more for services next year, according to the proposed 2018 town budget. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Legendary Bluesman at Newport Elks

James Montgomery has called Newport home for years. A local blues harmonica legend, the Detroit native learned his craft from blues greats James Cotton, Junior Wells and Johnny Winter. More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Good Architecture Makes a Good Neighbor

The Salve Regina University baseball team won the Commonwealth Coast Conference title last season. And yet, their field was not worthy of a championship team. More...

Combining Passion with Helping Others

A seasoned runner with a trio of marathons under her belt, Julie LaFleur, a student at the Naval War College in Newport, says she did not know a spot in the Boston Marathon was a possibility until she was approached about joining a charity team. More...

Town Bans Parking Near Fishing Hole

It was “the one that got away” from local fisherman on Monday, April 3, when Middletown officials banned parking on the streets near a public right-of-way and popular fishing spot at Pebble Beach.  More...

Hotel Proposal Turned Down

The Newport Planning Board unanimously rejected a scaled-down plan for construction of a hotel on Howard Wharf at its meeting on Monday, April 3. The proposal was presented by representatives for Vincent Sandonato, owner of The Pier Restaurant. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ Finds Good During the Darkest Times

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” takes place in Warsaw, Poland during World War II and contains many moments that send chills down the spine. One of those occurs when the “guests” in the home of Dr. More...

Newport Yachting Center Owners Propose Hotel

Owners of the Newport Yachting Center have proposed a plan for a mixed-use project at the location of the now mostly vacant property. More...