March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Rainbow of Gratitude

Pell Elementary held a school-wide assembly on Monday, March 12, to mark the beginning of a two-week “Gratitude Campaign.” The larger initiative, called “Look For The Good Project,” is a Connecticut based non-profit organizati More...

Agreement Reached on Conference Schedule

11th Hour Decision After Conflicts and Confusion

After several days of confusion, Newport’s public schools committee and the local teachers’ union came to a last-minute agreement on March 12 to hold parent-teacher conferences from 1-6 p.m. More...

Thompson Students Honor Lives Lost

A month to the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the nation simultaneously paid tribute to the victims and showed solidarity with their families through speeches, protests, walkouts, &ls More...

Newport’s 62nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Connecting Spectators

Perhaps only at Newport’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade can barricades bring people together, rather than holding them apart. More...

Past Parade Grand Marshals

2017 Claire Dias 2016 Bill and Karen Cardinal 2015 Brian R. Arnold 2014 Robert “Bobby” O’Neill 2013 George Jones 2012 Charles “Chaz” Donovan 2011 Raymond J. Lynch, Jr. 2010 Michael C. More...

Proudly Carried

For the the past 12 years, a wooden statue of St. Patrick has joined the St. Patrick’s Day parade, carried proudly on the shoulders of four Hibernians as part of their marching contingent. More...

‘Potatoes for Progress’ to Benefit Food Bank

A group based in Cork, Ireland will distribute Irish potatoes as part of Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities on Saturday, March 17. More...

B.A.T. Mobile Returns to Parade

Spectators watching this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade might be surprised to see the B.A.T. Mobile among the floats and marchers.  More...

Pickens Theater Embraces Oscar Winner Ivory

FILM REVIEW

Renowned film director James Ivory has been feeling the love all year for his work on the acclaimed film “Call Me by Your Name.” That love was in full evidence on March 11 when Ivory, fresh off his Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, visited J More...

Music Scene

Thursday, March 15 Buskers: 8:30-close, Brian Twohey Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., The Z Boys & B More...

RMR Beats NK, Advances to D-II Hockey Semis

GAME OF THE WEEK

A costly five-minute major penalty turned the tide as Rogers/Middletown/ Rocky Hill (RMR) outlasted North Kingstown High School 4-1 on March 12 in the deciding game of a best-of-three Division II tournament quarterfinal series.  More...

Be Ready for Future Floods

It often takes a Nor’easter like last week to remind people in coastal communities that the beautiful vistas we enjoy can turn dangerous under certain circumstances. More...

Meet and Greet with Kinsale Delegation

The Honorable Mayor Henry F. Winthrop along with the members of the Newport City Council invite the public to a reception welcoming a delegation from Newport’s sister city, Kinsale, Ireland on Friday, March 16, from 5-6 p.m. More...

WWI Vets' Families Sought

Memorial Day Ceremony Planned to Rededicate Tower Plaques

One hundred years ago, World War I ended. Forty years ago, two WWI plaques affixed to the Miantonomi Memorial Tower, which was built between 1922 and 1929, were stolen by vandals.  The plaques have never been located or returned.  More...

Irish for More Than a Day

Judge Colleen Hastings has a long history with Newport and the justice system. More...

Parade Order of March

DIVISION 1   More...

Miniature St. Mary’s on Display at Irish Museum

The Museum of Newport Irish History has a new display to add to its Interpretive Center’s many others, which are organized around key aspects of Newport Irish community life and personal histories. Visitors this month can get a miniature view of St. More...

Irish Dance Kicks It Up for Parade

Few American events represent the Irish culture better than the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and traditional Irish dance is always a key component to Newport’s celebration honoring the patron saint of Ireland.  More...

Local Hibernians Recognized

Wick Rudd was chosen as Newport’s “Hibernian of the Year.” The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded in New York City and Pennsylvania in 1836. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Big Band Legacy Continues

Chances are good that if a local venue is featuring entertainment these days, the musical act consists of a soloist, a duo or perhaps a trio. With the competitive hospitality economy on the island, the “less-is-more” rule usually prevails. More...