August 30, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Potter League Director Focuses on Community

Conversation with Brad Shear

This June, the Potter League for Animals welcomed executive director Brad Shear to lead its nonprofit shelter. Shear relocated with his family from Albany, New York, where he served as the president and CEO of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. More...

Zoning Board Denies Home Expansion

The Zoning Board voted 3-2 on Aug. 27 against the petition of Kenneth and Kathryn Vivian for a special use permit and a variance to add a two-story addition at 32 Third St. More...

City Council Approves Ordinance Change

In order to ensure that city development plans and ordinances are in line with state codes, the City Council voted 5-1 on Aug. 22 to adjust language in an ordinance change and accept an overall change in how large project plans are reviewed. More...

‘Eighth Grade’ Portrays Pitfalls of Growing Up

FILM REVIEW

An assured and astonishing directing debut from Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade” is an incisive portrait of growing up in social media-saturated contemporary suburbia.  More...

Beach Idol Finalists and Winner

The Beach Idol season finale was held on Aug. 21. Isabella Mattera, 15, of Jamestown was the night's winner. More...

School Committee Explores Energy Savings

In their last meeting before the start of the 2018-19 school year, the Middletown School Committee voted on Aug. More...

Vacancy Resolution Voted Down

The City Council has voted against a resolution to change how it fills city vacancies.  More...

NRF Celebrates 50 Years

Newport is fortunate to have buildings that feature some of the best work by many notable architects. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Midnight Honey is Spot-On

The Bangles, The Go Go’s and local favorite The Screaming Orphans are but a few of the female bands who left their mark on popular music. And now, we can add the local group Midnight Honey to the distinguished list of female artists.  More...

Irish Folk Music Concert & Ceili

The final Waterfront Series gazebo concert at King Park will feature Irish folk music and dance. At 2 p.m. More...