this week in Music

Thursday, October 7 Norey’s: 8 p.m., Live Jazz One Pelham East: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Jeff Rosen Newport Blues Café: 9 p.m., Spiffy ENT   Friday, October 8 Gulf Stream: 6-9 p.m., Neal McCarthy Johnny’s-Wyndham: 6-9 p.m., Don Levine Blue Anchor Grill: 6:30-9:30 p.m., John & Joanne Top of Pelham: 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., Dueling Pianos The Deck: 8 p.m., Felix […]

2021-10-07 E-Edition

Rotary Morphing into a Roundabout

Starting Oct. 7, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a change to traffic patterns at the Newport Rotary (the intersection of JT Connell Highway and Admiral Kalbfus Road). Traffic will shift inward on the traffic circle, but all lanes will remain open. Work on the rotary is one of the initial tasks of the $74 million Pell […]

State Seeks Input on Redistricting Plans

The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment held its first meeting outside of statehouse chambers on Sept. 30 as part of a statewide effort to gather feedback from communities and educate the public on the redistricting process. The public hearing took place in the auditorium on the CCRI Newport campus and was headed by Kimball Brace, president of Election Data Services […]

Middletown Unveils New Sports Field

Middletown officials joined dozens of local residents on Sept. 30 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a multipurpose athletic field that decades ago was the site of the Starlight drive-in movie theater. The field, which abuts the Gaudet Middle School along Aquidneck Avenue, had laid dormant for years while town officials planned its refurbishment. The town purchased […]

Lifespan Merger Update

Lifespan and Care New England submitted a revised Hospital Conversions Act application on Oct. 1 addressing follow-up questions from the initial filing submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island office of the attorney general. The application seeks approval of the proposed merger of Lifespan, which owns Newport Hospital, and Care New England. In a response […]

E.A. Kahane Opens Her ‘Mille Miglia’ Exhibit at Hammetts

EA. Kahane has once again mounted an exhibit in her highly personalized fashion, using the camera to tell the story through photography. For her current show, “Front Row Seat,” at the Sarah Langley Gallery at the Hammetts Hotel, Kahane fittingly held an opening on the eve of the Audrain Concours. In June, Kahane joined her husband, Bill, and son, Harry, […]

JYC Race Results

The final and fifth race in the Jamestown Yacht Club’s Fall Series was held on Octl 3. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Entropy, Club Swan 42, Paul Hamilton & Patricia Young; 2. Full Send, Melges 32, Ben Steinberg; 3. Nyabinghi, C&C 30, Peter McClennen; 4. Salacia, J/120, Mark Nannini; 5. Little Big Man, C&C […]

This Week’s Conversation with Doug Key

The Force Behind the Comedy Festival

Doug Key, founder of the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, is a busy man. Putting on a large-scale event was a mammoth challenge even before the pandemic. These days, planning and executing any gathering with more than a handful of people feels almost nostalgic, a momentary return to a simpler time. If one thing is certain, people need to laugh. Enter […]

Pell Arboretum Day

Volunteers are being sought to assist with caring for young city trees at Pell Elementary School on Oct. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. A botanically diverse group of trees were planted in 2017 and are known as the “Children’s Arboretum.” Experience is not necessary. Recommended for families; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To volunteer, […]