August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

A Fresh Face at Newport Public Library

Conversation with Joe Logue

Joe Logue has worked in a lot of places but his favorite so far is a library. Although the 59-yearold has always wanted to become a librarian, and took the long way there, he says he doesn’t regret a single minute of the journey. More...

Bridge Segment To Be Done by Thanksgiving

After a nice respite this summer, the Newport Pell Bridge deck-repair project will be getting underway again in mid-September. More...

Newport City Council Approves Broadway Street Fair

In perhaps the shortest meeting on record, the Newport City Council met on Aug. 23 for seven minutes.  More...

Cellular Antennas to Remain at Fifth Ward Church

ZONING BOARD

At the Aug. 28 meeting of the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals, the board denied the appeal of a building permit that had been issued for the replacement of cellular antennas at St. Augustine's Church in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.  More...

‘Wind River’ Too Much of a Cliché

Jeremy Renner is such a “white knight” in “Wind River” that he even wears a giant white snowsuit. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, August 31  Buskers Pub–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.- midnight  Noreys–Live jazz, 8:30 p.m.  One Pelham East–Them Apples, 9:30-1 a.m.  The Pier–Charlie Meehan, 6-10 p.m. More...

2017 Newport In Bloom Awards

Best Overall Container City Wide–Michele Douglas, 90 Middleton Ave. Residential – Area 1 1st Rebecca Kelly, 15 Johnston Ct. 2nd Barbara Tortolani, 52 Third St. 3rd Richard and Nancy Abbinanti,  More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

J Class World Championship   Newport Harbor was abuzz when the six J Class boats headed for the starting line on the first day of racing at the inaugural J Class World Championship. More...

On the Horizon

Around the Island   More...

Newport Sailing Calendar

September  3 Around the Island Race - CYC  9-16 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup - NYYC  14-17 Newport International Boat Show  22 - 24 12 Metre North Americans - ILYC  30 Sail for Hope - SN  October  3-7 Melges 20 World More...

Fifth Element Owners Present Proposal

At the monthly meeting of the Off-Broadway Neighborhood Association (ONBA) on Tuesday, Aug. 29, owners of the Fifth Element received support from residential and business neighbors regarding their proposal to build a 40-room boutique hotel.  More...

Star Kids Shine

BankNewport Vice President/Middletown branch sales manager Linda Buchanan recently joined Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program representatives, Karen Flanagan, program director, and Cindy Babka, board member and mentor, for a visit with y More...

Long-Awaited Sailing Center Opens

As a steady breeze worked to blow away the morning cloud cover on Aug. 30, officials from across the Ocean State joined the scores of supporters and the Sail Newport team to officially open the nonprofit's new home in Fort Adams State Park.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

A Musical Marriage: Rory and Ric

Rory and Ric Ranucci, a husband and wife duo, first met at a club where Ric asked Rory to dance. When he sang to her during that first dance, he was surprised that she sang back. More...

September: Not Just the Start of School

PARENTS CORNER

It’s D-Day. September has arrived and it’s time for the kids to run, skip or shuffle out the front door to school and their myriad activities. It’s their choice how they saunter their little selves there, but off they go. More...

Celebrating 50 Years

Howard and Linda (Potaczala) Williams will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 9, 2017 with the renewal of their wedding vows and a luncheon in their honor. They were married in 1967 in Utica, N.Y.  More...

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Students of the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) can hold their heads high after taking home the win at the 38th annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. More...

Who Raced

The following local sailors crewed on the J Class boats: JK6 Hanuman: Local crew members, Ken Read (helmsman), Aubie van Beuren (pit), Joe Fanelli (mid bow), Chuck Brown (runners), Casey Smith (crew boss), Nick Dana (bow), Mike Brady (pit), Tim Hacke More...

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