May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Ned Hill

Living in the Information Age

Many people would say that Newport’s Ned Hill has led a full life. He was a plank owner on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard CV31 in World War II, serving in the final campaigns of the Pacific Theater. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, June 1, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome. More...

Rifle Team Academic Awards

Two former Newport Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team members have been honored by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association for academic excellence.  More...

Hope Day

Rhode Island House of Representatives, Majority Leader, Nicholas A. Mattiello, and Speaker of the House, has approval the formal request for a General Assembly Joint Resolution, commemorating Hope Day, May 29th 1790, as the birth of our nation. More...

Debate on Marijuana Legalization

The Redwood Library will host a debate on the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Casino Theater, 10 Freebody St. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 15 through Monday, May 19, the Newport Police Department responded to 727 calls. Of those, 154 were motor vehicle related; there were 112 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports.  More...

Lengthy Agenda Leads to Continued Hearings

ZONING BOARD

The Newport Zoning Board of Review faced an agenda that listed 35 petitions at its May 22 meeting, with 16 not heard and continued to the board’s June 26 meeting.  More...

Newport Schools to Lay Off Nine Teachers

The Newport School Committee voted on Tuesday, May 23, to notify nine teachers that their contracts will not be renewed for the next school year.  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 25  Buskers Pub–Sean Riley, 8 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Camden Murphy, 10 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Michael Barclay de Tolly and Barkode, 8-11 p.m. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Better Late than Never

One cool thing about music is that it’s never too late to pursue your musical dreams. Victor Sandman, a local physical therapist, put his promising music career on hold to pursue a doctorate and start a family. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Rogers Laxmen Fall to Unbeaten Chariho, 6-3

Chariho High School completed an undefeated Division III boys’ lacrosse season at the expense of a valiant Rogers team in a wind-driven, rain-swept quagmire at Fort Adams on Monday, May 22. More...

A Strong Sense of Place at vBCF

Twice a year, in February and June, the Newport-based van Beuren Charitable Foundation invites non-profit organizations in Newport to apply for grant money. More...

Rita Slom Chosen as ‘Novel Evening’ Honorary Chair

By a unanimous vote of the Newport Public Library’s volunteer event committee, Rita Eisenberg Slom was chosen as the Honorary Chair of its annual fundraising event “A Novel Evening at the Beach.”  More...

Summer Lacrosse

Registration for the Team Real Lacrosse Club is now open. Programs are for players in kindergarten through post high school. The club services players in lower New England area and is designed for all levels of play. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Friday, May 26 @ 6:30 p.m. RR Construction vs Town Dock Saturday, May 27 @ 12 p.m. Rathskeller vs Brothers Oven Westcott vs RR Legion @ 3 p.m. Monday, May 29 @ 3 p.m. Brothers Oven vs Westcott Town Dock vs RR Legion More...

Solar Not Yet on ‘Point’

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

The Newport Historic District Commission considered the application of the owner of 81 Third Street in the Point neighborhood to install solar panels on the roof at its Tuesday, May 16 meeting. More...

Local Schools Struggle for Substitute Teachers

Although becoming a substitute teacher is a relatively simple process, schools statewide and more locally in Newport and Middletown are finding it hard to locate educators to cover classrooms when fulltime teachers are absent.  More...

Pushing the Boundaries of Art

Artist McKenzie Gibson thinks big. More...

This Duo Really Clicks in the Kitchen

CHEF’S Q & A

Owner Joann Carlson and Chef Brian Ruffner make an unstoppable team at Jo’s American Bistro. Although many owner/chef duos work well together, these two take the cake. More...

Sailing for A Cause

ON THE WATERFRONT

Within the five minutes it takes a full regatta starting sequence to count down, two patients in the United States are diagnosed with blood cancer. More...