June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Community Service Encouraged

Chloe Frost-Pennfield School, Maryn Olinger-Pennfield School, Aggie Howell-Pennfield School, Nola Haynes- Cluny School, Evelyn Button-Gaudet School, Daisy Bistline-Pennfield School The Pennfield School Girls On The Run Team participated in an end-of- More...

Local Artist to Host Children's Paint Parties

After holding numerous painting programs for children at the Newport Public Library over the past year, local artist Rebecca Killian is taking her show on the road this summer, going to libraries statewide to share her hands-on paint parties with rea More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Saturday, June 10 @ 12 p.m. Westcott vs Town Dock RR Construction vs Westcott @ 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11 @ 6:30 p.m. RR Construction vs RR Legion Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Brothers Oven vs Town Dock   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 29 through Monday, June 5, the Newport Police Department responded to 576 calls. Of those, 104 were motor vehicle related; there were 77 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports. More...

Town Considers Regulating Donation Bins

For five years, Middletown officials have struggled with managing outdoor, unattended collection boxes that often become a dumping ground for donations and trash.  “These are a tremendous nuisance,” said Town Administrator Shawn Brow More...

Antiques Roadshow Coming to Newport

Grab grandfather’s clock and grandmother’s hutch, and then keep your fingers crossed for tickets. The popular public television program “Antiques Roadshow” is coming to Newport for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  More...

Taking a Closer Look at Clarence Darrow

Thirty years ago, Rob Reimer directed the one-man play “Clarence Darrow.” Over the next two weekends in the burgeoning black box theater within the Edward King House, Reimer will this time play Darrow. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Song-Writing Jamming Man

One of the many advantages of playing at some open mics is that I get to hear talented people who might not otherwise be on my radar screen. More...

Fried Lobster Sets Zelda's Apart

CHEF’S Q & A

Kevin Wood, head chef at Cafe Zelda’s on Lower Thames since 2010, got into the business the way many cooks do, as a dishwasher. He never had formal culinary training and simply worked his way up the chain. More...

Prince Memorial Funds Awarded

Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund has awarded $83,125 to 20 local organizations that enhance the lives of children and families throughout Newport County.  More...

Middletown Fire Chief to Retire

For 35 years, Middletown Fire Chief Ronald Doire’s job was saving lives. “Being on call 24/7 is hard on me and my family. It was time for a change,” said Doire, 55. More...

MetreFest Ready to Set Sail

Newport MetreFest 2017, a new regatta for International Rule sailing yachts, will be held on June 9-11, beginning at Sail Newport’s Fort Adams docks. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls, Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team, 401-845-6832. Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

School District Looks at Ways to Cut Costs

A handful of positions in the school district could go unfilled next year if the Middletown school committee OKs a plan that Supt. More...

Car Museum Showcases Private Collection

Asking Gunther Buerman, cofounder of the newly opened Newport Car Museum, to pick a favorite car is like asking him to pick a favorite child. He can’t choose one; he loves them all.  More...

Irish Read ‘Ulysses’

The annual Bloomsday event – where fans worldwide celebrate and read excerpts from Irish author James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” all over the globe on the same day, will once again take place in Newport at the Redwood Library and Athe More...

Playwright Joins Theater Reading

A bald eagle flips the bird.  You read that right.  A GPS gets prickly on a dark road in Maine.  Your skydiving instructor dies on your back just in time to visit mom.  Curious?  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, June 8  Gulf Stream Bar & Grille–Folsom, 6-9 p.m.  Jimmy's Saloon–Ocean Mic, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club– Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos & friends, 8-11 p.m. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

MHS Boys Win Division II Lacrosse Crown, 8-7

That boy Moy went from oy to joy.  More...