August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Special Meeting Fee

The Newport City Council was asked on Wednesday, Aug. 2, to consider an amendment to the City Ordinances that will add a $500 fee for any matter requiring a special meeting.  More...

Honoring Sea and Sun During the Eclipse

If you walk across Easton’s Beach on Monday, Aug. 21 and see a crowd standing on the sand, facing the water, moving as one in rhythmic unison, you will be witnessing a performance-art celebration of sea and sun.  More...

From Baseball to Comedy

Conversation with Brandon Pico

Brandon Pico likes to say he went from Tonomy Hill to Beverly Hills; from the Fifth Ward to Second City; from baseball hits to comedy hits. Well, sort of.  More...

A Different Macbeth

The First Apparition: “Beware Macduff; Beware the Thane of Fife.” The Second Apparition: “None of women born shall harm Macbeth.” More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Amaro a Local Staple

Because there’s an extraordinary amount of local musical talent and a limited number of venues, getting a gig on this island can be tricky. Landing a steady gig that continues for years is viewed as a gift from the gods. More...

Capturing Camelot at St. Mary’s

It is a moment frozen in time, Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 1961. The dashing president and his impeccable wife have just exited St. More...

When the Js Come to Town

The last time the J Class came to Newport was in 2011 when JK7 Velsheda and J5 Ranger battled it out in the J Class Regatta. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar

Regatta Schedule

August  .11-13 J/Fest New England - Ida Lewis Yacht Club  .17-20 Melges 20 US Nationals - Sail Newport  .18-20 Hinman Masters Team Race - NYYC  .18 Ida Lewis Distance Race - Ida Lewis Yacht Club  .21-26 J Class World Champion More...

Washington Square Newly Illuminated

There is electricity in the square. With lanterns to match. With the upgrading of Washington Square all but complete, the wait since 2014 for completion of the planned gas-lamp-to-LED conversion in Eisenhower Park is over. More...

Deadline Set for Cell Phone Carriers

Verizon is on the clock.  On June 18, the lease expired for the cell phone carrier atop the tower at Rogers High School, and the company has 120 days from that date to remove its equipment from school grounds.  More...

Former Child Actor Returns as Director to Newport Children’s Theatre

Middletown’s John Thomas Cunha, 21, has gone from Rumpelstiltskin to Rapunzel, from a wide-eyed waif following his elder sister in the company of child actors to directing them. More...

'Detroit' Burns the Heart and Mind

Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker” (2008) and her follow up “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) are modern war movies filled with such physical and psychic tension that they’re like ticking time bombs. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, August 10  Buskers–Bill Gannon, 8 p.m.- midnight  Noreys–John Monllos & Friends, 8:30 p.m.  One Pelham East–Them Apples  The Pier–Charlie Meehan, 6-10 p.m. More...

Local Sailors Capture Rolex Fastnet

After 605 nautical miles crossing the Celtic Sea and rounding the infamous Fastnet Rock off South West Ireland, Rambler 88 took home the monohull line honors title in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race.  More...

Who 'Took Home the Silverware'

The San Diego Yacht Club claimed their second straight title in the Morgan Cup, the trophy for keel boat team racing hosted by New York Yacht Club.  The Morgan Cup, first held in 2003, is competed in a team racing format. More...