November 8, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Forum Offers Local Vets Opportunity to Discuss Experiences

Middletown’s Sgt. Shawn Sexton, (Ret.), doesn’t know anyone who will be there, but he hopes to make new friends, because, as he says, “I have lost a lot of friends along the way.  More...

Portsmouth Recognizes Veterans

American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 5390 will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Portsmouth Town Hall. The indoor ceremony will start at 9 a.m. More...

NPD Growing Beards for Cash

The Newport Police Department has begun its second “No Shave” charity event. Members of the department have been permitted to grow out their beards from Nov. 1 through March 1, 2019.  More...

Board Delays Decision on Dorms

Salve Regina University’s request for special-use permits to construct two large dormitories was delayed on Nov. 5 by the Planning Board until its next meeting on Dec. 3.  More...

Town Denies Amusement License to Rocco's and Mia’s

With no representatives for the owners of Rocco's and Mia's Little Italy appearing for the second straight meeting, the Middletown Town Council unanimously denied an application for an Amusement License for the restaurant located at 59 Aquidneck Aven More...

Student Essay Contest Winners to See 'Hamilton' in New York

The Newport Historical Society is sponsoring its third annual “Big Ideas for a Changing World: Write Your Way to Hamilton Essay Contest.” Tenth-grade Rhode Island students have the opportunity to win a trip to New York City to see the awa More...

Common Fence Music Hits the Road

Joni Mitchell summed it up best when she wrote, “Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got til it's gone.” More...

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRS

Nov. 8  Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., salve.edu/events.  Nov. 10  Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-423-1651.   More...

Johnston Ousts Middletown Boys Soccer

GAME OF THE WEEK

For the second time in one week, the third-seeded Middletown High boys soccer team was beaten by Johnston on Nov. 2, ending the Islanders’ run in the Division III playoffs.  More...

VFW Post 5392 Bells of Peace

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 invites the public on Sunday, Nov. 11 to a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. at which bells will be rung for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that concluded on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. More...

Team Muzzy Kick Off

The Newport Muzzy men of “Movember” will kick off their fundraising efforts on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.at the Audrain Automobile Museum with a night dedicated to raising money for men's cancer research. More...

A Week of Hate, A Week of Hope

More than a week has passed since the murder of Jews as they prayed and celebrated at weekly Shabbos (Sabbath) services at Tree of Life synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More...

In Our Own Backyard

It’s been said that millions of New York City residents have never visited the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or the United Nations. Then there’s Newport. More...

Shakespeare Shineth in Jamestown

In 2010, shortly after a passionate group of Jamestown artists and organizers had purchased the building at 18 Valley Street, and prior to major renovations that would turn out to be the Jamestown Arts Center, founders were hosting an open house that More...

There’s Nothing Like These Dames

In this elegantly simple film, legendary British actresses and longtime friends Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith gather to talk and reminisce, as they have for decades, at the country estate that Plowright bought many years More...

New Biography of Frederick Douglas

BOOK REVIEW

Frederick Douglass is a difficult subject for a biographer. More...