April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

MEN who make a DIFFERENCE

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is readying for its annual Men Who Make a Difference gala. Sixteen honorees will be recognized at this year’s event for taking an active and positive role in the community.  More...

Nominations Open for Roof Giveaway

A1 Roofing is accepting nominations for the 2017 “No Roof Left Behind” project until Monday, May 1. The program provides free roofs to local community members in need and is open to all Newport County homeowners. More...

Future Leaders

"These kids are going to be sitting up here someday. They will be our leaders," said Newport City Mayor Harry Winthrop at the April 12 City Council meeting. More...

Inspired by his Dad, Ramey Lands on ‘The Voice’

If you’ve been following the exciting journey of Newport’s Troy Ramey on NBC’s “The Voice,” you already know that he is moving on to the next round.  “This entire experience has been surreal. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

When you grow up with musicians as parents, the chances are good that you will follow in their footsteps. Will Chilton learned the “family business” early on, and now he is well on his way to a successful career in music. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Patriots' Laxmen Level Islanders

Peter Dickinson prevents goals when he’s playing hockey. In lacrosse, he scores them. But it wasn’t enough to produce a victory for the Middletown High lacrosse team on Monday, April 10.  More...

Learning From Scratch

SCRATCH, a creative computer tool that has helped teachers on Aquidneck Island engage students in a variety of meaningful, productive and valuable ways of using IT devices, will celebrate Rhode Island Scratch Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. More...

New PAYT Bag Price Increase

The Town of Middletown is adding a third, smaller bag to the Pay- As-You-Throw (PAYT) program, which will result in a price increase for the largest and most popular size. More...

School Committee Votes for Safer Schools

The Newport School Committee approved resolutions to ban concealed weapons on school campuses and to guarantee an affordable college education on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Gateway Center on Track for July Completion

Despite delays caused by drainage problems, the improvements to Newport’s Gateway Center could be completed by the end of July.  More...

Middletown Schools Ask for $1 Million Budget Increase

Despite a decline in enrollment, Middletown school officials are requesting a $1.05 million increase in next year’s budget, citing reduced state funding and changes to the student population. More...

‘Pell’ a Lesson in Political Compromise

With the partisan rancor in the U.S. Senate seeming to grow deeper and wider every day, there is perhaps no better time for audiences to view “Pell,” Steven Feinberg’s 2016 documentary about the six-term Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. More...

A Night Different from Other Nights

In the Biblical narrative of the Exodus, God helped the children of Israel escape from slavery in Egypt by inflicting 10 plagues upon the Egyptians. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, April 13  Buskers Pub–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.- midnight  Hotel Viking–Steve Demers, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos and Friends, 8 p.m. More...