September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Seamen’s Church Institute Preps for the Long Haul

Conversation with Rebecca Northup

It’s no secret that Newport’s waterfront has evolved over the last 90 years. For an organization like the Seamen’s Church Institute, that means ensuring their mission stays relevant and meets the needs of the community. More...

Pell Bridge Construction Resumes

Beginning Sept. 19, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will resume the roadway deck rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge, according to an RITBA press release. More...

Hazard Waste Eco-Depot

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be running a free Eco-Depot for Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The collection will take place at Easton’s Beach. More...

Duke Preservation Awards Honor Newport’s History

ARCHI-TEXT

It can be said that Newport is the “Metropolitan Museum of Architecture,” because it contains some of the most important works of the most influential American architects of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Jazz Series Plays Tribute to Mac Chrupcala

When local jazz pianist and bandleader Mac Chrupcala died unexpectedly last November, he left behind a legacy of goodwill and great music that, fortunately, lives on. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Rolex Maxi Worlds and Maxi 72 World Champions Crowned in Sardinia

Conditions went from the ridiculous to the sublime for the boats racing in Porto Cervo, Sardinia at the Rolex Maxi Worlds and the Maxi 72 World Championship.  More...

J/70 World Championship

The entry list for the upcoming J/70 World Championship currently stands at 173 boats, the largest fleet for the one design class. The hotly contested event will be held Sept. More...

Locals Hoping to Finish Strong

Local sailors Tony Rey and Chris Hosking will be hoping to repeat their last regatta performance when they head to Mahón, Menorca in Spain for the final regatta in the 2017 season for the TP52 class. More...

GAMES OF THE WEEK

Mt. Hope Boys' Soccer Shuts Down Islanders, 4-0

If Middletown Islanders' goalkeeper Liam Clancey wasn’t 6-foot- 3 or so, the outcome might have been even worse.  Clancey stretched, dived, leapt, sprawled and laid out to make several outstanding first-half saves on Sept. More...

Patriots Wallop Vikings in Season Opener

Perfectly executing a terrific game plan that used the full array of the talents of its speedy backs and receivers, the Portsmouth Patriots opened the football season by walloping Rogers High School 34-6 on Sept. More...

Aquidneck Elementary Exhibits New Media Lab

Dozens of students, teachers and school officials joined current and former Boston Celtics at Middletown’s Aquidneck Elementary School on Sept. 12 to unveil a new media lab, known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math). More...

Demo Permits, Subdivision OK'd

The Newport Planning Board met on Thursday, Sept. 7 and held two Public Hearings for the following demolition permits, and approved a minor subdivision on Old Beach Road.  More...

Study Approved for Second Beach

In response to concerns that Middletown residents expressed about the operations at Sachuest (or “Second”) Beach, the Middletown Town Council approved a proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from council member Henry Lombardi Jr. More...

Shelter From the Storm

Animals Displaced by Hurricane Harvey Find Refuge in Local Shelter

Dozens of dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Harvey have found safety in Middletown, thanks to a longtime local animal shelter dedicated to helping as many animals as it can.  More...

Firsthand Take on Surprises at Toronto Film Fest

It’s not the only major film festival this season. Venice and Telluride roll out first, and boast many of the same marquee titles. But the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs Sept. 7-17, has a ton of cachet. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, September 14  Buskers–8pm-midnight, Sean Connell  Busking at Bowen's Wharf–1 a.m.-2 p.m.; Panoramic View, Aaron Cote  Newport Blues Cafe–10 p.m., Mullett  Norey's–7:30 p.m., John Monllos Quartet & More...

On the Horizon

You wouldn't know summer was coming to an end with all the sailing events still to be held in Newport over the coming months. More...

M32 Racing in the Windy City

Racing for the M32 class was held in Chicago on Sept. 8-10. For the eight M32s that competed, it was the ideal opportunity to get a lay of the land for the upcoming M32 North American Championships, which will be held in Chicago on Sept. 22-24.  More...

Newport Sailing Calendar

September  .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 Championship - NYYC  .22 V More...

Survey Studies Health of Flounder Stock

The results were anything but flat.  On Aug. More...

Islanders Ground Eagles on Gridiron

Division I Barrington High School paid a visit to Division II Middletown High School on Friday night, Sept. 8, for a non-league football game that both teams hoped would prepare them for their regular season division schedules. More...