November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation: Schoolhouse Talk with Kellie DiPalma Simeone

The Middletown School District is in the midst of a $10 million bond project to upgrade and renovate its facilities, a measure approved last year by more than two-thirds of Middletown voters. More...

‘Resiliency Round Table’

Gov. Gina Raimondo will join AIPC to host a “Resiliency Round Table” in partnership with the URI Coastal Resources Center, the R.I. Infrastructure Bank and the Community College of Rhode Island. More...

Commission Reviews Applications for Construction, Renovations

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

With another continuation of the application to construct a single family home on a vacant lot on Ledge Road previously owned by the family of Sen. Claiborne Pell, and the continuation to a special meeting on Dec. More...

Aviation Hall of Fame Honors Local Heroes

The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame will induct eight new members and recognize the contributions of five other individuals at their 15th annual ceremony and dinner to be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Cranston on Saturday, Nov. 18. More...

The America and the Sea Award

Last month, the local sailing organization Sailors for the Sea and David Rockefeller Jr. More...

Theatre Directors Debut with ‘Pippin’

White gloves, black lights, soul-searching, rock music and attitude. That’s “Pippin,” the Roger Hirson-Stephen Schwartz musical that the Jamestown Community Theatre is staging on Nov. 17-19.  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, November 9 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Norey's: 7-10 p.m., John Monllos Quartet, Funky Jazz. John Monllos , Carl "Geerz" Gerhard, Gabe Gianelli, & Steve Johnson P More...

Salve Regina Proposed Dormitories Delayed

Salve Regina University's proposed plans to construct two dormitories, each housing 200 undergraduate students, hit a snag when the Newport Planning Board continued the matter to Dec. More...

Demolition Permit Revisions Debated

At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Newport Planning Board took up the issue of proposed revisions to how demolition permits are issued.  More...

Bond for Sewer Project Approved

The Middletown Town Council has approved a $4.5 million revenue bond to fund a sewer project that administrators maintained will not increase the sewer rate. More...

Carson Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren H. Carson will hold a constituent meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Visitors Center. All District 75 residents are welcome, and parking at the center will be free.  More...

Long Second Leg Underway for Volvo Race

After setting the pace for the first leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be doing everything possible to repeat its winning performance in the second leg between Lisbon, Portugal and Cape Town, South Africa that began No More...

Secret Life of Hedy Lamarr

If Hedy Lamarr’s story was fiction, no one would believe it. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Jhony Keys Getting His Groove On

When a musician closes his eyes and smiles while playing, you know he's in the “zone,” that magical, coveted sweet spot during a performance when everything comes together perfectly and the musician gets lost in the moment. More...

GAMES OF THE WEEK

Rogers Routed by Cumberland

It was more of a home thrashing than a homecoming for the Rogers High School football team, who fell to Cumberland, 37-7, at Toppa Field on Friday, Nov. 3. But you might not have anticipated the final score based on the first half. More...