April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Milham Comes Full Circle

Conversation with Ed Milham

Swanhurst Chorus music director Ed Milham has melodic memories that date back to his impressionable childhood years. At age six, the Newport native experienced Swanhurst for the first time when his mother was singing in the choir. More...

Two New Hats in the Ring

Two new candidates have put their names into the mix for the Rhode Island District 13 Senate seat that was held by former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport. More...

Salve Regina to Invest $3 Million at Toppa Field

Salve Regina University is planning to spend up to $3 million on the development of a synthetic turf field complex at Newport's Toppa Field in Freebody Park. More...

Artist’s Show Opens a New Door

For Rhode Island artist Kevin Gilmore, a cellar door is much more than a door. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, April 20  Buskers Pub–Sean Riley, 8 p.m.- midnight  Hotel Viking–James Grande, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Aaron Cote Jazz Combo, 8 p.m. More...

Photo

On April 19, workers were on site finishing the bioswale/pocket park at Marlborough Street almost exactly two years since the Broadway streetscape renovation began. More...

‘We Have Massive Shoes To Fill’

Matt Jones and Brendan O’Donnell, the two new partners of the LaForge Restaurant on Bellevue Avenue, held a press conference on Wednesday, April 19 to introduce themselves to a curious crowd and to discuss their plans for the 54-year-old Newpor More...

Boards and Commissions News

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

The Newport Historic District Commission gave preliminary approval for the construction of a single-family residence with an accompanying pool and pool house at the corner of Annandale Road and Narraganset Avenue at its regular meeting on April 18. More...

Zoning Change Approved at Polo Center

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

Despite strong opposition from neighbors, the Middletown Town Council has approved a zoning change to allow an expansion to the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue. More...

Cumberland Farms Expansion Breaks Ground

As part of the company’s rebranding campaign, construction crews recently broke ground on a project to expand and renovate the Cumberland Farms at 94 Aquidneck Ave. in Middletown. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

New Blues Band in Town

Nothing lasts forever, and there is always someone to fill the void. Bands are no exception to this rule. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Patriots Nip Islanders in Extra Frames, 1-0

Baseball can be a cruel game. Scoreless pitching duels that go extra innings may be the cruelest of all. More...