July 26, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Program Brings Food and Fun

Public parks around Newport are a little more crowded this summer, thanks to the Summer Meals Program that provides free, healthy meals to children under age 18, regardless of the family’s income level.  More...

Armory Process Continues

The Newport City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to continue the process to sell a condo unit within the Cityowned Armory building to the National Sailing Hall of Fame.  The Council anticipates reviewing condo documents by September before any More...

Committee Energized by 275th

This year’s Founders’ Day will coincide with Middletown's 275th anniversary, which has been moving through the planning process since the Town Council voted in October 2017 to form an anniversary committee. More...

Zoning Board Delays Decision on Liquor Store, House

NEWPORT ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

The Newport Zoning Board of Review continued the hearing of a plan to turn part of a liquor store into a two-unit home at 3 Thames St. After three hours of testimony, the hearing was continued to Aug. 27. More...

Sean Spicer to Sign Books Locally

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s former press secretary, who has several prominent ties to Aquidneck Island, returns to Middletown on Friday, July 27 to sign copies of his new book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the Presiden More...

A New Approach to Country Music

Country songwriter Harlan Howard once characterized a good country song as “three chords and the truth.” Next week, local songwriter producer Lorri Shankar and local singer-songwriter Bill Bartholomew are teaming up for what promises to b More...

Newport Regattas/Races

July  .16-21 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex-NYYC .22 Queens Cup – NYYC .26-28 Candy Store Cup – Newport Shipyard  August   More...

New Pell Ramp Proposal Threatens Dog Park

It doesn’t look like much. Sunburned grass and mulch, divots, no water source, uneven ground, a dozen assorted lawn chairs of various sizes, colors and quality in a circle. More...

School Committee to Request Shortfall Help

Accepts Cuts, Projections

The Newport School Committee, meeting for the first time since discovering that it faced deficits for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, voted to wait until they had a final number for the 2018 deficit before asking the City Council to make up the differenc More...

Board Greenlights Purgatory Hotel

The Middletown Zoning Board of Review voted to approve a special use permit allowing construction of a 13-room hotel at 38 Purgatory Road at the July 24 meeting. More...

The Evolution of Newport's Spring One Step Closer

The preliminary design for the Newport Historic Spring Project was presented to the public on July 18 at the Edward King House. More...

Two Tennis Careers in Tandem

Madison Keys, 23, and Sloane Stephens, 25, came up through the ranks of American women’s tennis as teens, friends and now professionals on the WTA Tour. They clashed on America’s ultimate tennis stage at the 2017 U.S. More...

‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Irresistible Summer Froth

FILM REVIEW

You don’t watch “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” expecting “West Side Story” or even “Dreamgirls.” It’s a kitschy jukebox musical full of ABBA ear candy and sumptuous scenery that has the audience dancing in their seats. More...

Local Musicians at Bridgefest

Summer is music time in Newport. More...