August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Excellence in Preservation

The 12th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, Sept. More...

HDC Approves Boys & Girls Club Expansion

The Historic District Commission unanimously approved a plan for a second-floor addition for The Boys & Girls Club at Church Street at its Aug. 21 meeting. The expansion will add two classroom spaces for an expanded teen center.  More...

Final Days for Newport Grand

The Twin River Management Group, operators of Newport Grand, have announced that the final day of business for the gaming and entertainment establishment will be Aug. 28. More...

Local Author Explores Newport’s Baseball History

If you are looking for a complete version of the history of Newport baseball, look no further than Rick Harris’ comprehensive “Newport Baseball History, America’s Pastime in the City by the Sea,” published in 2014.  More...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Fun but Familiar

FILM REVIEW

As the first film from a major studio with an all Asian/Asian-American cast since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club,” there’s a lot riding on “Crazy Rich Asians.” So, it’s not surprising that it plays it safe as a conventionally entertaining rom-com. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

ON THE WATERFRONT

The 14th edition of the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race fielded its largest fleet ever beginning midday on Aug. 17 and ending 14 hours later at 2:40 a.m. on Aug. More...

Regattas/Races August

.24-26 NYYC Grandmasters  .25-26 Newport Classic Yacht Regatta - ILYC  Weekly Racing  Tuesday – One Design Summer Series 1 (NYC), PHRF Series Racing (JYC)   More...

Sunset League Celebrates 100 Years

On the day after finishing the playoffs, the George Donnelly Sunset League will hold an Old-Timer’s Game on Aug. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Council Hears Teachers Contract

The Aug. 20 Middletown Town Council meeting opened with the first hearing regarding the three-year proposed contract between the School Committee and the National Education Association Middletown, under consideration. More...

Blooms Awarded

BEST OVER ALL CONTAINER CITY WIDE AWARD: 75 Houston Avenue – Joan Kyle RESIDENTIAL AWARDS - AREA 1 FIRST PLACE: 6 Pine Street – Pat Gaddy SECOND PLACE: 17 Chestnut Street – Sarah Bullock THIRD PLACE: 15 John More...

Preparation Damnation

SLICE OF LIFE

Calling all parents, it’s time to remortgage the house and hire a personal assistant.  School is around the corner, and with it comes the stupefying cash outflow and endless administration, coordination and paperwork necessary to simply en More...

Live Music, Easy Vibe Enhances Dining

While some local establishments are content to have recorded music streaming through the speaker system, there is always something uniquely invigorating about being in a restaurant or bar with live music. More...

On the Horizon

52 Super Series Races Towards End of Season

Having completed three of five regattas in the 2018 52 Super Series, 10 teams are preparing for regatta number four in Puerto Portals, Mallorca, Spain.  More...

Team Racing Continues at NYYC

After 17 years of effort, the Southern Yacht Club from New Orleans held the trophy high in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Team Race for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy on August 19.  More...