June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Stars in Education

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has announced the recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2017. Each year awards are presented in three categories: Friend of Education, Partner in Education and Unsung Hero. More...

A Year of Success

On May 17, the Newport County YMCA held its annual meeting and awards ceremony at Newport Vineyards to celebrate the past year’s successes, outstanding volunteers and community supporters.  More...

Police Honor Best and Bravest at Ceremony

A coterie of brave and accomplished police officers, department personnel and civilians were honored at the annual Newport Police Department’s Awards Ceremony, held at Thompson Middle School auditorium on May 15.  In a two-hour event, Newp More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 22 through Monday, May 29, the Newport Police Department responded to 1571 calls. Of those, 194 were motor vehicle related; there were 150 motor vehicle violations issued and 44 accident reports.  More...

FabNewport Expands Classroom

Children love to learn, but all too often, students find that school is boring. "Try it on your own children. Ask them to describe school," said Steve Heath, executive director of FabNewport. More...

Price of Illusion

Former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue Joan Juliet Buck discusses her new memoir, “The Price of Illusion” at the Redwood Library on Wednesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Swanhurst Concert

Swanhurst Chorus will present “The British Are Coming! A Celebration of English Choral Music from Tallis to Sullivan to Britten and Beyond” on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, Middletown. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, June 1  Gulf Stream Bar & Grille– The Playboys, 6-9 p.m.  Jimmy's Saloon–Ocean Mic, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club– Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 8-11 p.m. More...

Seven Years and Still Going Strong

Rosemary & Thyme cafe owner and head chef and baker, Matthew Tscheulin and his wife, Anna, the head baker, took a leap of faith when they opened their 15-seat eatery less than two years after the 2008 financial crisis. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Rogers Blasts Past Burrillville in Playoff Opener

The Rogers High School girls softball team showed no mercy on Tuesday, May 30, rolling over Burrillville, 14-4 in a first-round game in the Division II state playoffs.  More...

Troop #3 Celebration

BSA Troop #3 Newport invites former scout families and scouting supporters to a 70th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Sanford-Covill Villa Marina, 72 Washington St. More...

Staying True to Newport

It has been almost one year since the Newport Harbor Corporation relocated its corporate offices from Newport, which had been its home since 1925, to a 36,000 square-foot office building in Warwick.  More...

Redwood Library: Temple of American Enlightenment

One of Newport’s most venerable buildings is the Redwood Library, and on Saturday, June 10, visitors can learn about its place in history at the third annual Redwood Library History Seminar. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Friday, June 2 @ 7 p.m. RR Construction vs Brothers Oven Saturday, June 3 @ 12 p.m. Westcott vs RR Legion Town Dock vs Brothers @ 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4 @ 6:30 p.m. Rathskeller vs Town Dock Monday, June 5 @ 7 p.m.&nb More...

District Scrambles to Balance Budget

In response to the town council’s action to vote down the school district’s request for a $1.05 million or 2.2 percent increase to its current budget, the school committee held an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon to reduce and balance the school More...

Middle-Aged Lovers and Other Strangers

In “The Lovers,” Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) are a middle-aged married couple having sex. Lots of sex. More...

'Clarence Darrow' Speaks

The Black Box Theater at the Edward King House presents "Clarence Darrow," a one-man portrayal of, arguably, the most prominent attorney of the 20th Century, Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, and June 16-18.  Rob Reimer directs himself in the le More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Menagerie at Ocean Mic

Newport is lucky to have several weekly open mic nights, which is wonderful for both performers and venues. More...

Newport Polo Kicks Off Season

Now in its 26th year, Newport Polo is once again striving to celebrate the diversity of the sport by debuting new international teams each season, showcasing a globe-spanning lineup of challengers against Team USA. More...