April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

VOR is One of Sailing’s Biggest Events

The Volvo Ocean Race is considered one of the world’s most punishing, hazardous and intensely competitive events in any sport, stretching over eight months and spanning six continents. And yet, there isn’t a dime in prize money.  More...

Les Voiles de St. Barths Readies for Racing

Newport sailors Sam Loughborough, Regi Cole and Jim Gibson, and the father-son duo of Jerry and Rome Kirby, are among those competing in the ninth annual Les Voiles de St. Barths Regatta, which runs April 8-14.  More...

High School to Receive Intruder Locks

Middletown High School will be installing 161 classroom intruder locks on all campus doors earlier than scheduled as part of the plan to upgrade security.  More...

School Officials Appeal for Support

MIDDLETOWN

The Forest Avenue Elementary Parent Teacher Group sponsored a Town Hall-style panel discussion with the Middletown School Committee and the superintendent and vice-superintendent of schools on April 4. More...

The ‘Joy’ of Air Travel with Children

SLICE OF LIFE

I’m a college graduate who ran the Boston Marathon, owned a company and gave birth to three children. But my most agonizing life experiences have absolutely nothing to do with these accomplishments. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, April 12 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sean Connell 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-  More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

BVI Spring Regatta

The 47th BVI Spring Regatta drew 70 boats to the warm Caribbean waters for seven days of racing that ended on April 1. More...

Veterans Regatta May 14-15

Veterans and active duty service members will train and race with pro sailors at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover on May 14 and 15 in Narragansett Bay. More...

Scallywag Crew Member Dies During Leg 7 of VOR

Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race will be remembered for the tragic loss of John Fisher, a crew member on Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. More...

Newport Bermuda Fleet Sails in June

The 635-nautical mile race from Narragansett Bay to Bermuda will begin on June 15, with 195 boats competing in the bi-annual race.  Co-organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, this iconic off-shore sailing even More...

Zoning Board Delays Decision on New Hotel

The Zoning Board of Review will not decide the fate of a potential four-story, 40-room hotel on Broadway, above the Fifth Element Restaurant, for at least another month. More...

Planning Board Debates Zoning Amendments

Potential amendments to the types of businesses allowed in residential zones were discussed during the Middletown Planning Board’s meeting on April 4. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Teen Musician Gives Back

Some people find it easy to knock today’s youth. But Carrigan Nelson is a local teen who consistently uses her musical gifts to make our community and our world a better place. More...

‘Chappaquiddick’ is Unmemorable

FILM REVIEW

The new movie “Chappaquiddick,” about the 1969 fatal car crash and cover-up that would forever haunt the political career of Senator Edward M. More...

Winner at Moth Worlds

After placing fourth in the warm-up regatta in the Bermuda Moth Nationals, Rome Kirby finished third in the 2018 Moth World Championships. More...

Frostbite Results

Thirty-three people participated in frostbite at the Newport Yacht Club on Sunday, April 8 in fairly nice weather with the wind starting out 10-15 knots and calming down to about 8 knots out of the North. More...