March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Middletown Animal Control Officer, Erin Patel

In Erin Patel's office there is a wall she jokingly refers to as the "doggy wall of fame." Photographs depicting dogs who, because of their size, ride in the passenger seat of her patrol car, are tacked up as a reminder of the more lighthearted parts More...

New Tax Model for Middletown, Road Redesigns

At the March 6 Middletown Town Council meeting, council members rolled out a new tax model for town property owners to consider that the Tax Exploratory Committee hoped would make things “more fair, predictable and transparent.”  More...

Author Documents A 'City of Firsts'

Newport has been a city of innovation since its beginning nearly four centuries ago. Some of the claims on a national level are true, while some have been greatly distorted over the years.  More...

RIDOT Holds Workshop on Pell Bridge Realignment

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) held a public workshop on March 1 to outline plans for building new approaches to the Pell Bridge, with the first step being a study of the environmental impact of the realigned roadways and how a More...

Council Meets on Housing, Lighting, New Report on Children

The affordability of living in Newport was a principal topic of discussion on Feb. More...

Building up the Irish

Peter Martin may have retired as a public servant, but only officially. More...

Oscar-winner Ivory Coming to Newport

James Ivory’s Oscar win for his adapted screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name” made him the oldest competitive Oscar winner in Academy history. On March 11, the legendary 89-year-old director will be in Newport for a special 2 p.m. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, March 8 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9p.m.-12a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., The Z Boys & The Teledynes, $10 Newport Playhouse, More...

World-Traveled Wolfe Tones Come to Newport

The internationally acclaimed Irish singing group The Wolfe Tones will be performing in Newport on Wednesday, March 14, and Newport This Week had the opportunity to speak with band member Noel Nagle about their upcoming visit.  More...

RMR Girds for D-II Tourney with Win

GAME OF THE WEEK

The RMR boys co-op hockey team warmed up for the March high school playoff run with a solid 6-3 win over East Greenwich on March 5 at the Portsmouth Abbey rink. More...

'Irish for a Day' Never Goes Away

St. Patrick’s Day has got to be the most all-inclusive and entertaining holiday on the calendar. More...

A New Centenarian

Mary Addison (Allyn) has reached a milestone. Born Jan. 16, 1918, she is an encyclopedia of information and history about Newport. More...

Pollution Knows No Borders

A presentation and discussion will be held on the threats and consequences of the fossil fuel plant proposed for construction in northwest Rhode Island on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Jamestown Public Library. More...

Middletown Schools to Request Funding Hike

During a prolonged Feb. 27 budget workshop discussion, the Middletown School Committee arrived at the consensus that it should request the maximum allowable increase in school funding from the town council for fiscal year 2019. More...

Lecture Series Highlights Importance of Newport Irish

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Newport in 1842 actually signaled the end of the initial local Irish era, according to local historian Steve Marino. More...

Campground Fees to Increase Incrementally

On March 5, the Middletown Town Council decided in a 6-1 vote to raise the fees of the Second Beach Family Campground by $4,000 over the next four years. More...

‘Faces Places’ is an Extraordinary Road Trip

Belgian-born filmmaker Agnes Varda, 89, who made her first film (the exquisite “La Pointe Courte”) in 1955, is the heart of “Faces Places,” a journey through France’s small towns and, ultimately, into the soul of cinema itself. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Easier Times with Farm Dog

There’s something quite refreshing about hearing un-amplified musical instruments being played by good musicians who are also good friends. The local trio Farm Dog is all of this and more.  More...

NYC Frostbite Results

    After two days of intense winds, 17 sailors were able to complete ten races on Sunday, March 4 with the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series. More...

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