March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Randy Butler

Randy Butler is a modest man. Don’t let his humility and genial nature fool you, though. He is tough and seasoned, and he gives every child he coaches a reason to strive for his or her best. More...

Objections Continue for New Salve Dorms

Salve Regina’s proposal to build two large dormitories has been continued again by the Historic District Commission following a four-hour meeting on Feb. 22.  The commission will next hear the proposal on April 10. More...

Conanicut Sanctuary Meeting

Conanicut Sanctuary will discuss its island-wide petition drive on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Zoning Board Approves New Substation

Stronger Power Source, Two Other Stations to be Removed

The Newport Zoning Board of Review voted unanimously to approve a new National Grid substation that will increase the city’s power grid, while eliminating two outdated substations that have intruded into residential neighborhoods for decades. More...

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Readies for Brazil

A six-boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet is headed for the finish line in Auckland, New Zealand. But the seventh boat, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, is aiming for a finish line of its own. More...

West Coast Racing for Locals

Tom Loughborough will be racing with local sailors CT Olander, Tony Pearse and Dylan Vogel on the 60-foot Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII in the annual Vallarta Race starting March 1. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Sweet Sound of Jazz Candy

Chemistry. It’s an essential but often underestimated ingredient in any musical combo. Local musicians Art Manchester and John Monllos formed their duo Jazz Candy in 1988, and they’ve been relishing their unique musical chemistry ever since. More...

March Activities for Families

PARENTS' CORNER

Hooray for March! St. Patrick’s Day is upon us: shamrocks, pots of gold, little green men in top hats (you’re now craving a bowl of Lucky Charms, aren’t you?). More...

Cell Vendors Violate 120-Day Vacate Limit

School Committee Reminds Cell Vendors to Vacate Premises

The Newport School Committee has taken another step to remind three cell phone tower vendors of the need to remove their equipment and vacate the premises as soon as possible. More...

Troop 82 Celebrates 52 Years of Scouting

Boy Scout Troop 82 of Portsmouth celebrated 52 years of adventures and service in scouting at the annual anniversary dinner Feb. 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tiverton. More...

Back to Drawing Board on Campground Fees

At the Feb. 20 Middletown town council meeting, a 3-3 vote concerning the Second Beach Family Campground fees led council members into an impasse, while talks of combining two town and school departments made headway. More...

Local Sailors Shine in Caribbean 600

The local father-son duo of Jerry and Rome Kirby took home three titles in the 10th Caribbean 600, completed on Feb. More...

NYC Frostbite Results

Only two races were held Sunday, Feb. 25 for the Newport Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series. Nineteen people participated in a short, wet day. More...

Who Will Take Home the Gold?

FILM REVIEW

With nominations spread among many worthy films and without a clear frontrunner in many categories, will this year’s 90th Academy Awards (March 4, 8 p.m., ABC) be about consensus or upsets? More...

Music Scene

Thursday, March 1 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9-10 p.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., The Z Boys & Lovehandle, $10 Norey’s: 730-10:30 More...