May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Helen Smith, Genealogist

Opening New Worlds

Curious about your family history? Helen Smith can help. Before becoming vice president of the Rhode Island Genealogy Society, she was a high school teacher and travel agent. More...

Council Approves LSVs, Tasers

NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

Short-term rentals were again a leading topic at the latest Newport City Council meeting. More...

Revitalization Revisited for Public Input

A plan to revitalize the so-called Atlantic Beach District, the area around lower Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, that has been in the works for a decade, is closer to fruition. More...

Class Trains Women in Pistol Use

Bethany Bradfield wants to get her gun license. There is just one problem. More...

LEGS, DATES, DISTANCES

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THE 7 TEAMS

2018 Newport

TEAM AKZONOBEL Skipper: Simeon Tienpont | NETHERLANDS This new Dutch team is competing for the first time in the VOR and was the first boat to enter the 2017-18 edition. More...

FORTY-FIVE YEARS

From Humble Beginnings, VOR Became 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...

MetLife Veterans Regatta

/WHEN/ May 14-15 9am-7pm/  /WHERE/ Fort Adams, Newport/  /COST/ Free/   More...

Checking the Leaderboard

Where Does Each Team Stand?

Current Total Points For Legs Up To The Start Of Leg 8   More...

Winthrop Welcomed at Brazil Stopover

In preparation for the Newport stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race, Mayor Harry Winthrop traveled to Itajai, Brazil on April 20 for three days of pomp, decorum and ceremony. More...

A Perfect Match in ‘Borg vs. McEnroe’

FILM REVIEW

Both are legends, enshrined in Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 3 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., TBA Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Jane Pickens Theater: 7:30 p.m., Salve Jazz Summit Midtown Oyster Bar: 9p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Speakeasy: 9:3 More...

New Boat for the TP52 Fleet

After spending the winter holed up in Northern Italy at the Persico Boat Building facility, local sailor and boat build manager Chris Hosking, who is managing the build of the new TP52 Provezza, can see light at the end of the tunnel. More...

Local Sailor to Defend North American Title

Portsmouth sailor Will Welles will be heading to Charleston, South Carolina, to defend his J/24 North American title on May 4-6. Rival Mike Ingham, who came in second to Welles last year, is also entered. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Les Voiles de St. Barths Readies for Racing

After sustaining damage to the instruments and navigation equipment, which knocked the boat out of the race during the Caribbean 600 in February, the 72-foot Proteus came back with a vengeance to take first place in the 54-boat fleet at the ninth ann More...

Middletown Lacrosse Edges Mt. Hope to Stay Unbeaten

GAME OF THE WEEK

Michael Cecchi scored a hat trick and Cole Streicher added a pair of goals as the Middletown Islanders ran their unbeaten Division II record to 8-0 with a 6-4 win over a pesky Mt. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, May 5, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Volunteers Rebuilding Together

Two local homes were given some TLC on April 28 by Rebuilding Together Greater Newport volunteers as part of ongoing efforts to assist low-income or disabled homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, or are families with children.  More...

Women's Classes Focus on Self-Defense

Police Department Teaches Moves to Empower Women

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training that Newport Police Officer Brittany Foster teaches throughout the state several times a year isn’t about bulking up, running the fastest or knowing how to use weapons. More...

Welcome TO NEWPORT’S VOLVO STOPOVER

Images provided by Volvo Ocean Race More...

NEWPORT’S LOCAL TEAM!

VESTAS 11th HOUR RACING Skipper: Charlie Enright | USA

With local sailors Charlie Enright and Nick Dana aboard, Vestas 11th Hour Racing opened the VOR in grand style by winning Leg 1. More...

Welcome

Dear Race Fans,   More...

GETTING THERE...

CAR Visitors can drive and park daily at Fort Adams. May 8-11: Free Parking | May 12-16: $10 Parking | May 17-20: $20 Parking More...

Local Vendors Chosen for Mansion Pavilion

If you are sailing around the world, racing weeks at a time at sea in grueling, grinding conditions, the things you probably yearn for when you arrive in Newport would be local hot chowder, hot tea with honey, a map of the journey for the next leg to More...

VOLVO OCEAN -65-

CREW POSITIONS ONBOARD A VOR 65   More...

New ‘Women’s Rule’ Making Waves

The Volvo Ocean Race has a long history of female competitors. Since 1973, more than 100 women have taken part in the race. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

New Approach to Songwriting

Writing a good song is hard work. Many people might not realize the angst that goes into crafting a solid tune. More...

Cold Waters Delay Stripers

John Migliori, a retired Newport angler who fishes the freshwater ponds and lakes of California in winter, then returns to Rhode Island to land the striped bass, bluefish and other striking species in the saltwater of Narragansett Bay, has turned off More...

Local Sailors Head West

Newport sailors Sam Loughborough, Kris Matthews, Jamie Haines, Tom O’Donnell and Jeff McCooey will all be sailing with the TP52 Interlodge 6 in the 2018 Yachting Cup at San Diego Yacht Club on May 4-6.  More...

Frostbite Sailors Wrap Up the Season

With the approach of spring, the local Newport Laser 413 fleet sailed its last regular Frostbite season race on April 22 in a south west breeze that topped 16 knots with an air temperature of 57 degrees. More...

Photo Correction

(NTW April 26) Rome Kirby took third place at the 2018 Bacardi Moth World Championships.   More...