June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

RI Foundation Awards $270,000 to Nonprofits

The Rhode Island Foundation recognized the impact that area nonprofits are having on reducing unemployment, enhancing education and protecting elders in Newport County communities, awarding nearly $270,000 in grants to 40 organizations at their award More...

Candidates Considered for Thompson Principal

The final two candidates for principal of Thompson Middle School were interviewed at a June 18 special meeting of the Newport School Committee.  The two candidates are Laurie Sullivan and Joseph Renzi.  More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race in its summer series on Tuesday, June 19. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Year-Rounders Sound Off on Short-Term Rentals

Fourth in a Series

While Newport and Rhode Island lawmakers and officials consider how or whether to create new regulations for short-term rentals (see the NTW online archives for earlier stories in this series), the dwellings’ inconveniences continue to be felt in the More...

A Salute to the ‘Keepers of the Dream’

For the 28th year, the annual “Keeper of the Dream” awards were presented on June 19 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, which has served the Newport community for 96 years.  More...

HDC Looks to Save Parts of Hennery, Ice House

In hopes of saving parts of both structures, the Historic District Commission unanimously voted to postpone approval of The New York Yacht Club’s proposal to restore the exterior of the Harbour Court Hennery and demolish and reconstruct the Har More...

City Manager’s Contract Extended

Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr.’s contract as city manager was extended through June 30, 2022 by a 6-0 vote of the Newport City Council at their June 13 meeting. Councilor Susan D. Taylor was absent. More...

School Committee Finalizes 'Tough' Budget Cuts

The Middletown School Committee approved 5-0 a $41.9 million budget at their June 19 meeting. “We don’t really have a choice,” said committee member William O’Connell. More...

‘Boom for Real’ Traces Early Years of Pop Artist

FILM REVIEW

The artist becoming the artist he’d become is the substance of the documentary, “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.” It’s a mixed bag of biography and oral history that, though scattershot at times, More...