October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

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The Newport Boys and Girls Club was a recent recipient of a Boy Scout’s good turn. More...

Unification Talks on Ballot

Newport and Middletown voters to weigh in on continuing dialogue

On Nov. 4, Newport and Middletown voters will be asked to weigh in on an issue that has elected officials at a political roadblock – a unified high school. More...

For What It’s Worth

A recent house call showed the top of a Hossier cabinet. Originally invented around 1899, this all-purpose kitchen cabinet was used extensively throughout the U.S. I remember my grandmother’s cabinet in her farmhouse in S.W. Georgia. More...

Downtown Project to Improve Walkways

Watch your step.  Work began Oct. 28 on a $2.8 million Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) initiative that will upgrade bike and pedestrian paths through downtown Newport.  More...

2014 ELECTION COVERAGE

Understanding the Newport Ballot Questions
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Newport Ward 2 Candidates

Lynn U. Ceglie Ward 2 CandidateMarried with two childrenResident of Newport 30 yearsEast Bay Community Action ProgramPublic offices: Vice chair of theZoning Board of Review More...

City Council Questions

To assist voters in preparing for the general election, the Alliance for a Livable Newport asked the 12 Newport City Council candidates to respond to a 15-question online survey. More...

UNCONTESTED GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Louis P. DiPalma Among numerous assignments on legislative panels, District 12 Democratic Sen. Louis P. More...

Bill Murray Beatified in ‘St. Vincent’

DINNER & A MOVIE

“St. Vincent” pairs two of the most mismatched characters since “The Odd Couple,” and the outcome ranges from freshly funny to sad.  More...

Taste of Newport Finale for Restaurant Week

Gourmands, casual diners, 50 restaurants, and the largest fundraiser for Child & Family will unite during the annual fall celebration of Newport Restaurant Week to savor three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners fo More...

Live Music

Thursday, October 30  Buskers -Tom Lanigan Band, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m.  Friday, October 31  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

New Arrivals

Kerin and Charles Hamilton of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Tucker Shea Hamilton on Oct. 22, 2014.  Stephanie and Bryan Hessler of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Landon Francis Hessler on Oct. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 26, the Newport Fire Department responded to 131 calls. Of those, 66 were emergency medical calls.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 20 , to Sunday, Oct. 26, the Newport Police Department responded to 492 calls. Of those, 135 were motor vehicle related; there were 109 motor vehicle violations issued, and 26 accident reports.   More...

Holiday Harbor Boat Parade

The Newport waterfront community will launch the holiday season with the annual Holiday Illuminated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet on Friday, Nov. 28. More...

Bye-Bye Bins and Barrels Days

On Saturday, Nov. 1 Newport residents can bring unwanted trash barrels and recycling bins to the Easton’s Beach east parking lot from 8 a.m. - noon. More...

City Acts on Elevator

The remedy for Newport City Hall’s accessibility issues is beginning to take shape, with a new exterior elevator targeted for completion by next summer.  At the council’s meeting on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Sports Complex Plan Downsized

Removes $9 million field house, changes traffic access

A proposed plan to build a sports complex with multiple athletic fields on agricultural and open space land just got a whole lot less complex.  At a workshop held on Oct. More...

Preservation Grants Covered by Question 5

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The election season is upon us and we are bombarded by ads, lawn signs and lapel buttons prompting us to vote for or against a wide variety of issues. More...

Newport Council At Large Candidates

Newport Ward 1 Candidate

Twelve candidates are vying for the three ward and four at-large seats available on the Newport City Council. More...

Newport Ward 3 Candidates

John G. Edwards Ward 3 CandidateSingleResident of Newport 6 yearsRetirement Consultant More...

Contested General Assembly Races

M. Teresa Paiva Weed After 22 years as Newport’s District 13 state senator—the last six of those as the influential Senate president—Democrat M. More...

Pour Painters Brush the Child Within

Don’t worry if it’s been awhile since you picked up a paintbrush or enjoyed a glass of wine. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

If you wander down to lower Broadway on any Friday night, you’ll be struck by the soulful reggae music emanating from the Tavern on Broadway. More...

Ballard Park Costume Parade

A Costume Parade was held on Saturday, Oct. More...

Court Report

The Municipal Court, with Judge J. Russell Jackson presiding, adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking and traffic infractions. At the most recent session held on Monday, Oct. More...

WaterFire to Salute Veterans

The WaterFire Salute to Veterans will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Providence and will be the state’s largest community-wide celebration of veterans. More...