June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

WASHINGTON SQUARE 4th of JULY FESTIVITIES

9 a.m. Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence 9:30 a.m. Common Burial Ground Gravesite Tribute to William Ellery More...

Unanimous Budget Approval for Council

The Newport City Council unanimously approved the 2018-2019 operating budget on Wednesday, June 27, with a 1.5 percent increase in school funding  More...

Unexpected Budget News for School Committee

After being told on June 21 that there will be a budget deficit of at least $131,000, and possibly as high as $1.1 million, for the fiscal year that ends on June 30, the Newport School Committee has since learned the figure will be around $154,000.&n More...

Planning Board Brief

The Middletown Planning Board held a special meeting to discuss plans to sync the town’s comprehensive plan with the zoning ordinance code, on June 25. More...

Houses of Worship Offer Holiday Tours, Music

The Four Faiths, Four Landmarks Walking Tour of Newport, a collaborative effort of four Newport Houses of Worship, announces that it will present the First Freedom Open House Tour, on July 4.  More...

Commemorating the American Revolution

In addition to maintaining Ellery’s gravesite and the Green End Fort, the Sons of the Revolution have placed numerous bronze plaques on markers at various sites throughout Newport to commemorate the events and people of the Revolutionary War. More...

Seaside Stage Cracks ‘Peanuts’ Open in ‘Dog Sees God’

“Dear Pen Pal… My dog died. More...

Clagett Celebrates 16 Years of Adaptive Sailing

Sixteen years ago, Robie Pierce, Judy Clagett McLennan and Stephanie McLennan decided there was a need for an adaptive sailing regatta in Newport that had a coaching clinic component to it. With this decision, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Retirements prior to the start in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race left a fleet of 169 boats in 17 divisions crossing the line on June 15 for the biennial ocean race across the Gulf Stream. More...

Independence Day Celebration

Sponsored by The Rhode Island Society Sons Of More...

Zoning Board Approves Fifth Element Hotel

After months of testimony, the Newport Zoning Board of Review voted 4-1 on June 25 to approve a plan to build a 40-room hotel with an indoor garage above the Fifth Element Restaurant.  The hotel will convert a former gas station into guest rooms More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race in its summer series on Tuesday, June 26. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Zoning Board Approves Church Subdivision

The Middletown Zoning Board of Review voted unanimously on June 26 to approve a subdivision at 909 West Main Road. The property is owned by St. More...

Annual Swim Gets New Name

Clean Ocean Access’s annual swim, once known as Newport Sharkfest, has earned a new name in honor of the marina trash skimmers that were installed around Aquidneck Island in 2016 and 2017.  More...

‘1776’ a Lively History Lesson

The 1972 film musical “1776” is probably the most entertaining civics lesson you’re likely to have.  More...

Historical Book Club Digs In

On the first Monday of the month throughout summer, The Brick Market Book Club, the literary arm of the Newport Historical Society, meets at the Museum of Newport History and Shop at 127 Thames St. More...

‘Hereditary’ First-Rate Horror, But Not a Classic

FILM REVIEW

“Hereditary” is a very good supernatural thriller that’s not for the squeamish. In his impressive feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster displays sure-handed pacing and a visually engrossing style. More...

TP52s Lined Up for Second Regatta

With the fleet of TP52s now boasting nine new boats, the fleet of 12 raced June 20-24 in Zadar, Croatia for the Zadar Royal Cup in the second regatta of the season.  Local sailors Chris Hosking and Tony Rey both sailed with the new Provezza and More...

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