October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

A Lifetime of Passion for Libraries

Conversation with Adrienne Haylor

As a child growing up on the Point, Adrienne Haylor made weekly visits to the library on Saturdays with her family. At that time, the library was still located at the Edward King House. More...

Businesses Prepare for Plastic Bag Ban

It’s time to stock up on reusable grocery bags. If you don't, you may have your hands full. More...

Middletown Likely to Return $1.3 Million

The Middletown Town Council may decide to return to developers and property owners school facility impact fees, which were kept in abeyance and never used for school facility projects. More...

HDC Postponed

The Newport Historic District Commission had scheduled a Special Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Fortress of Nightmares Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem 3-D and Paranormal 360, Fort Adams, Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 7-10 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-0707, for ticketing and other info. visit fortressofnightmares.com.   More...

‘Only the Brave’ Humanizes Its Heroes

Despite its generic title and war movie formula, “Only the Brave” is a surprisingly affecting true story about the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Arizona, a group of 19 local firefighters who battled, and ultimately lost their lives in Arizona’s infamo More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Bassist Jason Borden Makes It Look Easy

Portsmouth native Jason Borden was in eighth grade when he came across his neighbor jamming with some friends one day. And when the bass player showed him some licks from a KISS song, he was hooked. More...

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La Salle’s Big First Half Does In Rogers, 34-6

Perennial Division-I high school football powerhouse, La Salle Academy, burst out to a 34-0 halftime lead against a fumble-prone Rogers squad at Toppa Field on Friday night, Oct. 20. More...

The Big Race Is On: Volvo Leg One in Spain

For the seven teams in Alicante, Spain the 45,000-nautical mile journey in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race has begun with the first leg to Lisbon, Portugal. More...

Keeping Their Eye on the Big Picture

To show support for breast cancer awareness, Caitlin Springer, Rachel Ventura, Laura Swistak, and Diane Baumann, the city clerk staff at the Newport City Hall invite residents to come have a picture taken and leave a 'Pinked Out' note. More...

Approvals for Former Sen. Pell Property Dismissed

The Newport Zoning Board voted 5-0 on Oct. 23 to dismiss without prejudice appeals of conceptual approvals for the design of two homes on property once owned by the family of former U.S. More...

Workshop Hashes Out Hall of Fame Relocation

On Oct. More...

Newport Author’s ‘Midnight Creeps’ Not for Faint of Heart

If you are a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. More...

Jamestown Troupe Revives in ‘Our Town’

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church (CBC) boasts a diverse population of seekers. A recent survey showed that parishioners come from more than 20 different denominations. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, October 26  Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Bill Gannon  Fastnet Pub: 10 p.m., The Innkeepers  Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano  Norey's: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Cote Jazz Combo  Perro Salado: 6 p More...

November Activities with the Family

November is the lead up to the big game. It’s filled with just enough festivity to get us in shape for our mano-a-mano with December. Crisp temperatures coax us to inventory our winter apparel without having to rely solely upon it. More...

Other Aquidneck Island Gridiron Action

Middletown High School traveled to Providence and defeated Classical, 26-14, on Oct. 21 to remain undefeated this season (6-0 in Division-II-B 6-0; 7-0 overall). More...