August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

BOUTIQUE HOTEL BOOM

NEW ACCOMMODATIONS COMING

Aquidneck Island is becoming a more and more visited vacation and business destination, and new hotels, as well as other lodging options, are being developed to meet the increased demands for places to stay. More...

Middletown’s ‘275th’ Finalized

Middletown’s 275th anniversary celebration of its independence from Newport will be all about family fun, jubilance and a focus on history as it marks the progression of a town that began as a sleepy agricultural hub and is now riding a develop More...

Kids’ Lemonade Stand Sent Packing

On Sunday, two children were gently dispersed from Cliff Walk at the end of Narragansett Avenue, near the Forty Steps, by a Newport Police Officer, for offering lemonade from a stand for donations only.  Selling food or drinks, vending of any ki More...

Pooh Steals Show in ‘Christopher Robin’

FILM REVIEW

It’s called “Christopher Robin,” but the real star is Winnie-the- Pooh.  More...

Beach Idol Finale at Bonfire Aug. 21

At the fourth week of the summer season's Beach Idol, Isabella Mattera, 15, of Jamestown was the night's winner. Hadley Rose Botelho, 4, of Portsmouth was among the Under 6 performers.  The last weekly Beach Idol competition is Thursday, Aug. More...

Newport’s Coaching Weekend

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport from Aug. 16-19, in the triennial "A Weekend of Coaching," hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. More...

Arts Festival Returns to Griswold

Newport is the repository of many treasures of American architectural history. More...

Online Vacation Rentals Look for More

As Newport continues to refine its definitions for short-term rentals, Airbnb.com is urging the city to allow additional short-term rentals, citing a positive impact on the local economy. More...

A Stand-Out Drummer

Often, the most underrated and unappreciated musician in a band is the drummer. Away from the spotlight, drummers drive the band but are often taken for granted. More...