May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Board Reviews Plan for Greater Public Wharf Access

The public may get greater access to Scott’s Wharf at 4 Commercial Wharf if other boards approve the preliminary plans that were submitted by Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to the Planning Board, approved, then forwarded to the City Coun More...

Bike Barn Raising, Bike Month Rolling

Fasten your helmet because big things are happening for bikers in Newport, and it’s bound to be an exciting ride.  More...

CALENDAR

Thursday May 10 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover race village through May 20, volvooceanracenewport.com. More...

LEGS, DATES, DISTANCES

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VOR Sailor’s Life Not for Faint of Heart

Competing in the Volvo Ocean Race is not for everyone. For those who accept the challenge, it is months of extreme physical exertion, unappetizing food and sleepless nights.  What is a typical day like in the life of a VOR crew member? More...

Exploring the EXPLORATION ZONE

There will be plenty of opportunity for FREE fun and education at the Olympicstyle village that will be in Fort Adams State Park during the Volvo Ocean Race. More...

KIDS ZONE

Kid-Friendly Activities will include Face Painting, Bubble Bowling, Mini Golf, Lawn Games & more!  KIDS ZONE SCHEDULE:  Saturday 5/12, Sunday 5/13, Saturday 5/19, and Sunday 5/20: 11am-4pm   More...

RACE VILLAGE

by the Numbers

• 1,313,136 Newport Race Village visitors in 2015 • $47.7M in state and local economic impact • 132 Volvo traveling pods to arrive in four-40 foot shipping containers; one with a second floor More...

‘Sustainable’ Stopover Protects Environment

According to a sustainability report released following the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover, more than 1,500 pounds of trash was removed before the boats arrived, more than 1,100 pounds of seagrass was planted to offset 700 tons of C02 and 23, More...

EXHIBITION RACING

a few days of well-deserved rest, the Volvo Ocean Race teams will hit the water again May 17 for a few days of racing before heading out on the next leg May 20. More...

Volvo Ocean 65 Pro-Am Race, Newport

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Music Scene

Thursday, May 10 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sean Connell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 10 p.m., The Z Boys & Slurp, More...

Choir School Sings Abroad

If you ask many famous vocalists where they first fell in love with singing, the answer you’ll invariably hear is in the church choir. More...

When the Po*p Hits the Fan

SLICE OF LIFE: Mother's Day

I have been the recipient of many heartwarming Mother’s Day gestures: breakfast in bed, homemade gifts, brunches, and more. More...

School Committee Changes Times, Collects Debts

The Newport School Committee discussed a candidate for the position of principal of Thompson Middle School at the May 8 executive session, unanimously voted to change school starting and ending times for Rogers High School, Thompson Middle School, an More...

Police Memorial Secures Private Funding

In a surprise update, unreferenced on the agenda, Middletown Town Council President Robert Sylvia announced midway through the May 7 meeting that the Board of Directors of the Clambake Club of Newport, a private club located on Tuckerman Avenue, has More...

WELCOME TO NEWPORT'S VOLVO OCEAN RACE STOPOVER

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Local Racers Arrive in Fog for 3rd Place Finish

Where is Vestas? That was the question everyone was asking from the shore. Vestas 11th Hour Racing came in third in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport.  More...

CREW POSITIONS ONBOARD A VOR 65

The crew positions on a Volvo Ocean Race 65 are different from those on a regular race boat. More...

Exhibits to See on Display

Audubon Society of Rhode Island/ Whale & Dolphin Conservation/New Bedford Whaling Museum  Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales   More...

GETTING THERE...

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Race Village Newport

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Newport Duo Playing Role in Vestas’ Quest

When you hear the names Dana and Reggio around the docks of Newport, they are usually associated with flying the flag for the city at myriad local and international regattas. More...

MARINE SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

• The racing area safety zone will be enforced starting one hour prior to racing. • During racing events, recreational transit in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay will be around the western (Conanicut Island) perimeter of the Racing Area. More...

THE 7 TEAMS

TEAM BRUNEL Skipper: Bouwe Bekking NETHERLANDS More...

‘1945’ Examines War’s Aftermath

FILM REVIEW

Two mysterious strangers arrive by train in a small town. More...

Vikings Girls’ Lacrosse Nips Cranston West - Stays Undefeated

GAME OF THE WEEK

A goal, scored late in the final quarter, by senior Jane Leys proved decisive, raising and maintaining Rogers High School’s pristine Division III record at 7-0 after a 10-9 win over a persistent Cranston West Falcons team at Newport on May 8.&n More...