October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Battle for the Brave

Newport Shipyard’s annual Pumpkin Regatta raised more than $3,600 for charity. This year the pumpkins were painted to coincide with the selected charities: Warrior Sailing Program and Women’s Resource Center of Newport. More...

Council Considers New Funding Mechanism

The Middletown Town Council debated on Oct. 15 whether to adopt tax-increment financing (TIF) to fund placement of underground utility poles along Aquidneck Avenue, Wave Avenue and Crescent Road. More...

ALN is All-In to Improve Life in Newport

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN)’s mission statement is “improving the quality of life in Newport by being an unbiased resource for information on the issues of importance to the community.”  More...

Halloween’s Perplexing Stages

SLICE OF LIFE

When children are young and still unable to voice their opinions, Halloween costume choices are simply an extension of parental preferences. There is no confusion about who is calling the shots.  More...

Bennett Back with New Record

When we last wrote about Jamestown’s prolific songwriter Brenda Bennett in 2016, it was to highlight her wonderful career and wish her well in her retirement from music. More...

Tasting Temptations for a Good Cause

Child & Family’s signature annual benefit, Taste of Newport will mark its 35th anniversary when it returns to The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins

The Medicare open enrollment period has begun for eligible individuals 65 and older. People have until Dec. 7 to enroll or change their Medicare health plans and prescription coverage.  More...

Historic Gravestones Returned to Original Plots

Newport returned six slate gravestones, some older than the United States, to their proper location in the Common Burying Ground on Oct. 17.  More...

Newport Approves Firefighter Raises

The Newport City Council unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the fire department on Oct. 20 that will retroactively give a two-percent raise.  The vote was 6-0, with Mayor Harry Winthrop absent. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

‘I, Frankenstein,’ The Movie This film begins right where Mary Shelley’s classic left off, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.   More...

Edward King House Raises ‘Doubt’ on Studio Stage

“What do you know when you are not sure?... No one knows I’ve done something wrong. Imagine the isolation…For those so afflicted, only God knows their pain, their secret…. More...

‘First Man’ Finds Human Drama in Space Race

First and foremost, “First Man” reminds audiences just how daring, ambitious and dangerous NASA’s space program was in the 1960s. More...

Comedy First Up for New Salve Theater Director

There is a new man, with a new attitude and a new mission, at the helm of Salve Regina University theater.  Tom Gleadow, 57, wants to reach the elderly, other students, and to make inroads into bringing the magic of the stage to members of the N More...

Rogers Girls’ Soccer Edges Classical, 1–0

GAME OF THE WEEK

It was a drizzly, windy afternoon on Monday, Oct. More...