March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Parade Memories

Parade Award Winners and Honorable Mention

Best Bagpipe Band R.I. Highlanders Pipe Band New London Firefighters Bagpipe Band (Honorable Mention)  Best Marching Band Thomspon Middle School Portsmouth Marching Band (Honorable Mention)   More...

Hospital Hospitality

Theresa Lacerda, a member of the Newport Auxiliary, hands out St. More...

Planning Board Rejects Tuckerman Subdivision

MIDDLETOWN PLANNING BOARD

The Middletown Planning Board voted against a proposed subdivision on Tuckerman Avenue at its March 14 meeting.  In a 3-2 vote, with board chairman Paul Croce absent, the board denied approval of the preliminary plan for a two-lot subdivision lo More...

RMR Swept from D-II Hockey Semis

GAME OF THE WEEK

In a triple overtime thriller, the Rogers/Middletown/Rocky Hill coop boys’ hockey team (RMR) was eliminated from the Division II semifinals 3-2 on March 17 by an underdog Coventry team, whose reward will be to face powerhouse Barrington High Sc More...

J/24’s in Miami

Portsmouth sailor Will Welles kicked off the 2018 sailing season with a victory aboard Bogus at the J/24 Midwinter Championship Regatta in Miami on March 4.  More...

Local Sailors Head to St. Barths Bucket

The 32nd annual St. Barths Bucket, which began on March 15, will feature a number of Newport competitors among the 26 boats. Racing on the 183-foot Rosehearty will be Sam and Tom Loughborough, and Bill McGowan. More...

Sunshine Greets Sailors

The 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta drew to a close on March 4 with hundreds of sailors gathering at Princess Port de Plaisance in St. Maarten to celebrate victors in 16 classes. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Music is Del Nero’s Exploration

Question: What happens to a kid from Middletown who starts playing organ at a young age and then switches to trombone all the way through high school? More...

Council Reviews Senior Exemptions

Privatizes Streetlights

The Middletown Town Council meeting on March 19 had a senior theme that centered on young and older “seniors.” A proposal to amend the current ordinance involving senior exemptions was addressed, as was support for the Middletown High School Senior a More...

School Committee Takes on Budget, Firearms

During the last scheduled Middletown School Committee Budget Workshop, which preceded the regular meeting on Thursday March 15, Middletown School Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger and the five-member school committee hashed out budgetary priorities fo More...

Rogers’ Principal Seeks Earlier Start Time

The Rogers High School administration has requested that the Newport School Committee consider moving up the school’s start time from 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., reversing the change in start time from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. More...

Middletown Parking Passes Go ‘Tech’

At the March 19 Middletown Town Council meeting, the council authorized Town Administrator Shawn J. Brown to purchase technology that would radically change the way the town’s beaches handle traffic flow, lot inventory and the sale of parking passes. More...

Holy Week and Easter Services

Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 401-847-6181. Palm Sunday, March 25: 10:30 a.m., Easter Sunday, April 1: 6 a.m., Easton’s Beach rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10:30 a.m. at the church.  More...

Charisma Wins Calero Marinas Cup

Local sailors Chris Hosking and Jeff McCooey, aboard the RC 44 Charisma, kicked off the 2018 RC 44 class season with a bang by taking home the top prize at the Calero Marinas Cup in the Canary Islands.  More...

VOR Gets Set for Seventh Leg

The seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race departs from Auckland, New Zealand on March 18 on a 7,600-nautical mile race through the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn on the way to the stopover in Itajaí, Brazil. More...

‘Portrait’ Illuminates Cezanne

FILM REVIEW

A leisurely trip through the life and art of French master Paul Cézanne, thanks to a new film from the “Exhibition on Screen” series, illuminates the artist’s figure-painting. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, March 22 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Trio Hotel Viking: 7 p.m., The Naticks Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., The Z Boys & More...