October 4, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Opera House Regroups with New Plan

Dispelling rumors that the nearly $26 million plan to renovate the former Newport Opera House into the Newport Performing Arts Center was in financial trouble, organizers have announced that new talent is steering the massive project through turbulen More...

City Council Rejects ‘Complete Streets’

NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

An ordinance and resolution to have Newport consider the model of safety and accessibility, called “Complete Streets,” for further review and study, was defeated 5-2 at the City Council’s Sept. 26 meeting.  More...

Former Cluny School Land to be Subdivided

The Planning Board unanimously approved an application at its Oct. 1 meeting by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence and Diocese to subdivide two lots at the Cluny School on 75 Brenton Road.  More...

School Safety, Other Updates for Committee

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE

The Middletown School Committee met on Sept. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Does your organization have an upcoming harvest or spooky event? Tell us in advance and send details to news@newportthisweek.net  Franken-Scenes   More...

Young Music Director Makes Impact at St. Mary’s

The recent passing of Aretha Franklin reminded us that many great musicians honed their craft as members of their church choir. More...

Stripers and Bluefish Easy as One-Two-Three

Late September and October fishing for striped bass and large bluefish locally may just be as easy as one-two-three.  That would be First Beach, Second Beach and Third Beach in Middletown, which has seen the large, autumn-prized fish return both More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the fifth race of its Fall Series on Sunday, Sept. 30. The following are the results for the race:  A Class: no boats raced.  More...

Annual Amateur Photo Competition

Contestants were asked to submit photos taken on one of the five R.I. National Wildlife Refuges. The exhibit will be on display at the Sachuest Point Visitors Center until Oct. More...

Walking Tours

The last free guided walking tours of the year’s Newport Gallery Night will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 - 8 p.m. , weather permitting. More...

Council Approves Agreement with Sailing Hall of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame edged one step closer to relocating to Newport when the City Council passed a condominium agreement on Sept. More...

Planning Board Rejects Peckham Lane Subdivision

The Middletown Planning Board voted down an application for master plan approval for a proposed 24-lot subdivision on Peckham Lane at a Sept. 26 special meeting. More...

Parents Speak Out on Conditions at Rogers

Parents spoke out during the City Council meeting on Sept. More...

Boat Owners Oppose Amendment

MIDDLETOWN TOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown Town Council meeting drew local residents who voiced their opposition to a proposed amendment to the town ordinances that would limit the distance from the public roads that residents can park their boats, trailers, campers and other r More...

Bridge Street Lots Remain in Limbo

The fate of two lots located next to the Gateway Center on the corner of Bridge Street and America’s Cup Avenue will remain unknown at least until the next meeting of the Historic District Commission on Oct. 16. At their Sept. More...

Fortress of Nightmares Back to Send Chills Down Spines

The award-winning Fortress of Nightmares returns to Fort Adams State Park in October for its 14th season, with new adventures, attractions and technology.  More...

‘A Star is Born’ is Good, but Enough Already

Any critique of the new “A Star is Born” is bound to be a futile effort. More...

Sail for Hope Raises More Than $30,000

A group of local sailors, businesses and Sail Newport organized this year’s Sail for Hope race around Jamestown Island on Sept. 29 for 55 sailboats. More...

Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta in Third Year

Over three days at the end of September, 24 sailors with adaptive needs gathered in Oyster Bay for the third annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta.  More...

When the Yacht Rock Ends, Summer Ends

SLICE OF LIFE

For many, the end of summer is signaled by the Labor Day beach town mass exodus. For others it’s the start of the new school year or the last day of the season on the calendar. My summer hangs on a hair beyond both of these traditional markers. More...

Rogers’ Girls Sweep Volleyball Match

GAME OF THE WEEK

Breitenbach broke their back.  Led by the spiking and deep serves of freshman Sophie Breitenbach, the Rogers High girls volleyball team swept the Times 2 Academy Eagles, 25-13, 25-13, 25-15 in an entertaining shootout at RHS on Oct. 2.  More...