May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

She's Right at Home on Broadway

Conversation with Lynn Ceglie

There have been Broadway musicals about City Hall over the decades. More...

Aging Has a New Voice

Newport’s Senior Week 2017 is full of activities and opportunities for seniors. For reservations or for more information, call the center at 401-846-7426 or visit edwardkinghouse.org. May 19 – Newport Navy Choristers Concert More...

School Committee Approves Increased Budget

The Newport School Committee approved and forwarded a $44.28 million budget to the City Council on Monday, May 15, saying it will go back and make cuts if needed. More...

City Council Approves Liquor License Transfers

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

The Newport City Council gave final approval at its Wednesday, May 10 meeting for the transfer of two liquor licenses. More...

Students Prepared for Life!

In an effort to provide a well-rounded education to her classroom of 5th and 6th graders with disabilities, Thompson Middle School Teacher Kerri Lewia has worked to incorporate as many important life skills into her daily curriculum as possible. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Engineering a Double Life

Many musicians lead double lives. They work full-time day jobs, and then on Friday nights strap on their instruments, and another life takes over. More...

Miss Rhode Island Crowning in Newport

The Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Organization will crown the 2017 Miss Rhode Island and Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen in Newport at the historic Casino Theater later this month.  More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Vikings Win Girls Lacrosse Shootout over Mounties

It came down to the final 15 seconds. Rogers High School freshman goalkeeper Elsa Eliasson faced the equivalent of a penalty shot from Mt. St. Charles attacker Katie Lynch, who had already scored five goals.  More...

A Beneficial Partnership

The International Tennis Hall of Fame has earned designation as an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, providing the local attraction with access to the Smithsonian’s sprawling network of exhibitions, education initiatives and resource More...

Zoning Change Could Cause Headaches

For property owners seeking a variance or a special use permit from the Newport Zoning Board of Review, the process just became more time-consuming and confusing. More...

Newport Water Division Releases Consumer Confidence Report

Local water authorities are required every year to provide the public with an annual water quality report, under the federal Safe Water and Drinking Act. More...

Tech Hub Construction Bids Go Out

City officials, who will be the landlords of the long-awaited, renovated former Sheffield School, said this week that construction will likely begin in July, with occupancy of the proposed state-of-the-art technology center set for 2018.  More...

Newport Awarded Grant to Benefit Low- Income Residents

With the help of a $400,000 grant through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s “Working Cities Challenge,” a number of private and public partners will join forces for the next three years to develop an integrated and comprehensive workforce developm More...

Satire Good for Gere

Richard Gere has been making movies since the mid-1970s when he exploded on the screen in one of those “Who is that?” moments, playing a small role in “Looking for Mr. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 18  Buskers Pub–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Aaron Cote & The Cote Jazz Combo, 8-11 p.m.  One Pelham East–Ryan & Jillian, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta Honors Late Commodore

Former Newport Yacht Club Commodore Cliff Mitchell left his mark in more ways than one.  “He was certainly a character,” said Roy Guay, the Offshore Committee Chair Person at Newport Yacht Club.  More...