June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Braden Leonard The 'Hand Made' Journey

If you are in the mood for an inspiring story of overcoming adversity against incredible odds from someone who also uses words like “supination” and “centrifugal clutch,” look no further than Braden Leonard, a self-taught mechanical designer who is t More...

Abutters Oppose ‘Better Weather’ Diner

A restaurant developer faced vocal opposition to his proposed original 1927 diner on the vacant lot located at 47 Valley Road during the June 6 Middletown Planning Board meeting. More...

Committee Gets Waylaid by Cellphones

The Newport School Committee's regular meeting held on June 12 began happily, with academic and sports teams from Rogers High School being recognized for their achievements.  But shortly afterwards, there was a tense confrontation between commit More...

‘Swiss Village’ Opens Doors for One Day

ARCHI-TEXT

“Swiss Village,” as it has come to be known, was built in 1916 by Arthur Curtiss James and was designed by the famous architect Grosvenor Atterbury to resemble a rustic village from the Italian region of Switzerland. More...

NYYC Regatta Sails into History Books

A total of 114 teams from across the world raced on June 8-10 in the annual New York Yacht Club Regatta, held for the 164th year. The regatta is North America’s oldest annual sailing event. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

For the 24th year, the annual Rhode Island Leukemia Cup, hosted by the New York Yacht Club since 2008, was raced on Narragansett Bay to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More...

Summer Brings Showdowns

SLICE OF LIFE

Particular signs alert me to the arrival of Newport summers: lush green trees, colorful blooms, folks’ translucent white legs in shorts, and nearly being killed by a bright yellow scoot coupe. More...

School Committee Infighting Continues

The Newport School Committee voted 6-0 to sign and distribute a statement responding to a letter appearing as a guest editorial by member David Carlin in the June 1 edition of the Newport Daily News, at a special meeting on June 8. More...

Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, a joint program of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport. More...

‘On Chesil Beach’ a Heartbreaker

FILM REVIEW

If ever there was an argument for why the sexual revolution of the 1960s was necessary, it’s the heart-wrenching film, “On Chesil Beach.” There’s no shortage of movies soaked in nostalgia for the innocence, the cars, the music, the style and for what More...

Aloha Cup Series Kicks Off

The Aloha Cup series, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, will kick off the 2018 season on June 16. This one design series consists of four regattas held over the summer for the Shields, J/24, Ensigns, J/70, Star and Thistles classes. More...

Middletown Sailor Honored by Boat US/ National Women’s Sailing Association

Middletown resident Sheila Mc- Curdy was recently awarded the Boat U.S./National Women’s Sailing Association 2018 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference. More...