April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Judge Robert M. Silva

The Path of the American Dream

Robert M. Silva has been practicing law in Middletown for the last 52 years. These days, he’s known as “Judge Silva,” after taking the bench as a municipal court judge for the town of Middletown.  More...

Meters in Effect May 1 – Oct. 31

Metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents. The fee for the meters on Memorial Blvd. More...

Deck Approved, Zoning Lessons Learned

Although it was a routine hearing to consider a residential construction variance, the Middletown Zoning Board meeting on April 24 was an object lesson in the nuanced debates in Middletown on how much and what type of residential expansions are permi More...

Dorm Plan Withdrawn from Zoning

After months of hearings that began in October and were set to continue through May, Salve Regina University has withdrawn two petitions from the Zoning Board of Review to build two large dormitories.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Flamand an Original Craftsman

Finding your sweet spot in the music world often happens by trial and error. Dave Flamand experimented with several instruments before finally evolving into a guitar playing singer-songwriter.  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, April 26 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Pat Cottrell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 10 p.m., The Z Boys, Gumption & More...

Call for Volvo Volunteers

Short Shifts, Gear, Parties and More

Join the ranks of the VOR volunteer team and be part of the most exciting event to come to Newport’s waterfront since 2015. There are 3,000 shifts to fill for the Newport Stopover. More...

Your Volvo Ocean Race Sponsors

Combining Sport and Sustainability

The sponsorship for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Newport’s hometown team in the Volvo Ocean Race, comes from a partnership between two organizations that emphasize stewardship in sustainability. More...

GETTING THERE...

CAR  Visitors can drive and park daily at Fort Adams. More...

Kirbys are Synonymous with Sailing

The Kirby name and sailing go together like peanut butter and jelly. A lifetime of sailing, both as amateurs and professionals, has seen the father and son duo of Jerry Kirby and his son, Rome, mirror each other’s careers. More...

Ward Shakes Off Scare to Shut Down Mariners

GAME OF THE WEEK

Nothing could knock Rogers High School softball pitcher Shannon Ward out of the game, not a brief Narragansett comeback or even a vicious line drive that struck her just above the right knee and left her face down on the mound. More...

Founders’ Day Celebration 275 Coming in August

Bristol has its 4th of July, Newport its St. Patrick’s Day, and this year, Middletown has Aug. 18: the 275th Founders’ Day celebration and commemoration of its community and local heritage, at Paradise Park in Middletown.  More...

Board Suggests Public Forum, Workshops

The Newport Planning Board reviewed a proposed addition to Newport’s Zoning Code, introduced by attorney Matthew Leys on behalf of his client, Newport Lodgings, LLC, at its April 24 meeting. More...

Hotel Decision Delayed, Other Plans Approved

The petition from the owners of the Fifth Element Restaurant to build a 40-room hotel has been postponed to the May 29 Zoning Board of Review monthly meeting, where members say a decision will be rendered as that evening’s first order of busine More...

Nicholson Updates Off Broadway Neighbors

City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. More...

Music Hall of Famers

Two well-traveled Aquidneck Island musicians are being inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame this weekend. More...

NEWPORT’S ’15 VOLVO OCEAN RACE STOPOVER LEFT LASTING LEGACY

When Newport served as a host city for the Volvo Ocean Race three years ago, more than 130,000 people turned out, including approximately 20,000 to view the in-port race. More...

Race Village Newport

Full Story

DID YOU KNOW?

The Volvo Ocean Race’s official mascot is named Wisdom. She is one of 22 species of albatross, most of which are endangered and at risk for extinction. More...

DID YOU KNOW?

The One-Design Volvo Ocean 65’s  LENGTH = About 5 Cars  WEIGHT = 12 Great White Sharks  LARGEST SAIL = 2.5 Volley Courts  KEEL + BULB = 3 Rhinos   More...

Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public will have the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. More...