May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Spring into Fashion

The ballroom was filled with fun and fashion at the Newport Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Spring into Fashion” May Day celebration held at the newly renovated Atlantic Resort. More...

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

The Newport Planning Board approved at its May 1 meeting a demolition permit for the home at 10 Lakeview Ave. The existing home is believed to have once been used as a carriage house for one of the Vanderbilt’s estates.  More...

School Budget Parsed at Workshop

The Newport School Committee met on Tuesday, May 2 to discuss the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. More...

Opening Reception

Jessica Hagen Fine Art & Design will host an opening reception on Saturday, May 6, from 6 - 8 p.m. for its May show. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

A Man with Soul

Many people have told me through the years that they moved to Newport because of the vibrant music scene. More...

Schoolies, Tautog Everywhere

Knee deep in waders on Sunday in the Coles River, Swansea, I whipped my fiberglass pole with casting reel and its 12-pound test line sideways and sent a Cocahoe Minnow soft plastic lure smack dab into the racing channel, some 60 yards out. More...

Council to Reconsider Polo Center Zoning Change

A decision by Middletown Town Council to rezone a parcel of land next to the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown will be reconsidered, again. More...

Middletown Bans Plastic Bags

Beginning this fall, plastic bags will no longer be offered for carry-out purchases in Newport and Middletown stores. Middletown Town Council unanimously approved a ban on single-use plastic bags at the May 1 Town Council meeting. More...

City Explores Alternative Energy Options

Officials from Newport and Middletown are exploring an opportunity to enter into an agreement with a solar panel provider. More...

‘Their Finest’ Ensemble is in Fine Form

When done right, movies about making movies are irresistible. “Their Finest” falls firmly into that category, but delivers even more: 1940s London during the Blitz; a wartime romance; and a hearty dose of home-front feminism. More...

Newport Art Museum Annual Meeting

The Newport Art Museum will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, May 30, at 5 p.m. at the museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 4  Hotel Viking –Chris Vaillancourt, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 8 p.m. More...

Home-grown Talent Ready for Sailing Adventure

When he was 12, Nick Dana remembers his father, Charlie, and a local consortium taking over the Newport Shipyard. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Cecchi Nets Five as Islanders Whip Huskies, 7-4

If striking out four times in a baseball game is a Golden Sombrero, and three goals in hockey is a Hat Trick, what are five goals in a contest, a Derby? More...