March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

VOR Features ‘Sustainable’ Stopover

If the organizers of the Newport stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race could script the 13 days of the event that will take place from May 8 to 20, every attendee would ride a bike, walk, take a water taxi or carpool to cut down on emissions, bring reusa More...

City Joins DC Rally from Home

A small group gathered in Washington Square on Saturday afternoon to participate in an impromptu rally of solidarity with the March for Our Lives, which was taking place in Washington, D.C.  More...

Budget Proposal Approved

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE

The Middletown School Committee unanimously approved a $42.8 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19 at its March 23 meeting. More...

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Margaret (Molly) Brown

An “Unsinkable” Newport Woman

March is Women’s History Month across the U.S., when we take the time to recognize the iconic figures of the past who made it possible for women to rise to heights that previously were unattainable to them. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Guitarist Returns to Home Front

Enlisting in the Navy as a musician, and trying to pass the Navy’s School of Music, is a tricky thing. More...

Volvo Ocean Race, escala sostenible

Si los organizadores de la escala Volvo Ocean Race en Newport pudiesen programar los 13 días del acontecimiento que tendrá lugar del 8 al 20 de mayo, cada asistente iría en bicicleta, caminaría, tomaría un taxi acuático o compartiría el viaje para re More...

Countdown to Volvo Pep Rally

The excitement and preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in May are building. More...

Zoning Board Approves Cottage Rebuild

A March 27 public hearing for a partial demolition and reconstruction of a Warren Avenue cottage turned into a lengthy discussion that culminated in the Middletown Zoning Board approving 4-1 a special use permit and zoning variance for petitioner Aim More...

Salve Dorm Decision Delayed

Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission continued Salve Regina University’s petition to receive conceptual approval to build two dormitories on campus at its March 20 meeting. The proposal will be heard April 10.  More...

The Passover Seder: Retelling the Story of Freedom

What is Passover (Pesach) and the Passover “Seder?” This holiday and its ritual meal can mean many things for Jews – from the traditional celebration and recognition of their exodus from Egypt, to a yearly gathering for family and friends to reunite More...

Music Scene

Thursday, March 29 Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.,- 12 a.m., John Erikson Norey’s: 730-10:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Jazz Quintet: Gino Rosati, Peter Davis, D.J. More...