April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Bobb Angel, the Voice of Newport

Finding a Newporter who hasn’t heard Bobb Angel’s voice would be a difficult task. Since 1967, Angel has reigned over the local airwaves from WADK, covering local high school and Salve Regina University sports. More...

University Requests Changes in Zoning Review Process

New Plan Could Be Required

In a stunning move, Salve Regina University has requested changes in the city’s Zoning Board of Review and permitting process that may mean the university will have to submit a new plan in order to build two on-campus dorms.  More...

Council Considers Airport Noise

The Middletown Town Council addressed the issue of noise pollution for neighbors of the island’s only local airport at its Monday, April 2 meeting. Despite having an address in Middletown, the Col. Robert F. More...

‘Black Panther’ Re-energizes the Superhero Genre

FILM REVIEW

Not being a fan of superhero movies or comic books, I didn’t rush out to see “Black Panther,” despite rave reviews and its distinction of becoming the highest grossing superhero movie ever. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, April 5 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Pat Cottrell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Sportsmans Club: 8-1 More...

Changes in Store for Shore Anglers

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is currently finalizing changes for saltwater recreational anglers.  In an interview with Newport This Week, Jay McNamee, RIDEM’s Chief of Marine Resource Management, said new More...

Rome Kirby Returns to Moth Worlds

Local sailor Rome Kirby is back in familiar waters for the 2018 Moth World Championship in Bermuda, which was held March 26-April 1. More...

Heading for Warm Caribbean Waters

After racing at the recent St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the team on Apollo, the J 121 owned by Donald Nicholson, took advantage of the Caribbean racing season and signed up for the 45th annual St. Thomas International Regatta. More...

Public Workshop Held on Farm Businesses

The Middletown Planning Board held a public workshop seeking resident input and detailing proposed revisions to the zoning ordinance that would allow farmers more business options in order to maintain their farms.  More...

New Docks on the Docket for Council

One Approved, One Continued

Newport City Council considered two proposals for new docks along Washington Street at its March 28 meeting. More...

Salve Regina Dorms Continued

At the March 26, Newport Zoning Board meeting, the decision on Salve Regina University’s petitions to build two on-campus dormitories over the next year has been delayed until the Zoning Board of Review’s April 23 meeting.  More...

MEC Seeks Educator of the Year Nominees

Each school year, Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) recognizes a Middletown public school educator as Educator of the Year for his or her outstanding accomplishments over the past school year. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Z-Boys Mix Up Great Stew

Like a good stew, the best bands are often comprised of ingredients that are magnificent on their own, and amazing when properly combined. More...

PARENTS’ CORNER

Thunder bomb cyclone Nor’easter blizzards, be gone with you. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

The waters of St. Barths played host to the giants of sailing on March 15-18, with the largest of the boats in the fleet, the Perini Navi designed Bayesian, Rosehearty and Zenji, measuring in at 183 feet. The St. More...

Bella Mente Launches 72-footer

The team from Bella Mente, which last year announced its bid to return the America’s Cup to the U.S., will be launching a new Maxi 72 yacht this summer.  More...

VOR Takes on Toughest Leg

Leg 7, the most difficult of the Volvo Ocean Race, is now complete and Team Brunel won it by the narrowest of margins. Brunel landed in Itajaí, Brazil 15 minutes ahead of Dongfeng Race Team. More...