November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Riding the Rails…Again

On Tuesday, John Pratt, an Old Colony Railroad volunteer, and Bob Willhauck of Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad, drove Pratt’s locomotive in the first commercial transport of cargo by rail on the island’s scenic tracks since Ronald More...

From Newport to Newport

Last month, Erin Parete ended her cross-country journey at the Pacific Ocean. It was an intense, emotion-filled moment. More...

Grant for Sheffield School Project

The City of Newport was awarded a $537,500 grant by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation to support the Innovate Newport project at the former Sheffield School property. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

‘Singing For Shelter’ a Holiday Tradition

Musicians and artists are among the first people to step forward to help others in their time of need. For the past 10 years, a group of local musicians has been raising money for homeless shelters, and loving it.  More...

McDormand Courts Oscar with ‘Three Billboards’

Violence, and the way it scars everyone and everything, is at the heart of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” More...

Final Melges 40 Regatta

Middletown sailor and local tactician Cameron Appleton secured third place for Richard Goransson and his team on Inga in the Nov. 15- 18 final Melges 40 regatta for the 2017 season in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. More...

Frost Bite Sailors Relish the Conditions

Working off the Thanksgiving treats, 22 Laser sailors took to Narragansett Bay for a second week of racing in the Laser 413 Frost Bite fleet 2017-18 season. More...

Newport Zoning Board of Appeals

With only five board members present, which just met the quorum requirement, the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals was faced with another full docket at its Nov. 27 meeting. More...

Crowley Accepts Post at Rogers

Former Thompson Middle School principal Jaime Crowley was appointed as the new assistant principal at Rogers High School in mid-November, filling a position that’s been vacant since late last summer.  More...

Historic District Commission

Efforts to renovate the former Bucci’s Package Store at 3 Thames St. moved forward at the Newport Historic District Commission meeting on Nov. More...

The Realities of the Family-Photo Holiday Card

A SLICE OF LIFE

Say cheese! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And they’re right. But they can be choice words when the picture is for the heralded family holiday card. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, November 30 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Norey’s: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Cote Jazz Combo One Pelham East: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Steve Mazzetta Pour Judgement: 10 p.m., The  More...

Local Sailors Third After Leg 2 of Volvo Ocean Race

The second leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, encompassing 7,000 nautical miles from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa, is in the books and local sailors Charlie Enright and Nick Dana, who are competing with Vestas 11th Hour Racing, are i More...

RC44’s Cap Season in Lanzarote

The RC44 fleet wrapped up 2017 racing Nov. 23-26 in Lanzarote, Canary Islands with nine teams competing. More...