July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Newport AOH Band in Providence

The Newport AOH Pipe and Drum band was invited to participate in the recent Governor’s conference held in Providence last week. Gov. More...

RISD Students Imagine Sea-Level Rise

Sea levels are rising, whether we like it or not. More...

No Decision on Former Pell Family Property

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

A hearing to build a single-family residence with a pool on property formerly owned by the Pell family off Ledge Road was continued until Aug. 15 by the Newport Historic District Commission at its July 18 meeting.  More...

City Endorses First Open Space Plan in 100 Years

After years of planning and public meetings that attracted hundreds of residents, Newport now has a plan to protect the city’s remaining open space. More...

'Castle' Courts A New Persona

Through the creative direction and ownership of Alex and Ani CEO and founder Carolyn Rafaelian, the well-known Belcourt Castle is on its way to looking as it did when it was built in 1894. More...

Decades of Service Honored

At a Sunday service late in the spring, The United Congregational Church in Middletown honored Megan Weymouth for her 30 years of service as coordinator for Children and Youth Ministries. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

A Life Shared with Legends

When your dad is the late, legendary folk singer Jody Gibson, chances are good that you grew up in an interesting household. This week’s featured musician, Joyce Katzberg, has seen it all. More...

Their Success is No Fluke

CHEF’S Q & A

Ten years ago, Geremie and Jeff Callaghan moved back to Aquidneck Island from New York, both ready to make a job change. So, they dove head-first into the Newport restaurant scene, opened Fluke and have been at it ever since. More...

Prospector Sets Record

The 2017 Marblehead to Halifax race saw 75 boats cross the start line on July 9 in Marblehead, Mass. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar July - August 2017

Regatta Schedule

July  20-23 12 Metre Class - Newport Cup - ILYC  27-29 Candy Store Cup - Newport Shipyard  28 2017 New England Solo/ Twin Championships – NYC  August  4-6 Morgan Cup Team Race - NYYC  11-13 J/Fest New England - ILY More...

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Scout Troop Invites Boys to Join

Boy Scout Troop 77 Middletown recently attended Camp Yawgoog in Rockville for a week of summer camp. Scouts participated in activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, riflery, ropes course, fishing and a bake-off competition. More...

Fog Horns the ‘Symphony of Safety’

It is summer. The windows are open and the air is warm. The water in Narragansett Bay is still cool and, generally, early in the morning or just past dusk, you begin hearing a chorus of fog horns coming from somewhere on the bay. More...

Town Continues to Address Urbanism

MIDDLETOWN PLANNING BOARD

The Middletown Planning Board approved two matters at its Wednesday, July 12 meeting put forth by St. Lucy's Church Middletown Corp. More...

Roof Decks Challenged

NEWPORT ZONING BOARD

The Newport Zoning Board of Review held a special meeting on July 17 to consider the application of 526 Thames Street, LLC, which is seeking to make major renovations and additions to that commercial property. More...

Belcourt: Past and Present

ARCHI-TEXT

For the majority of the great houses designed and built along Bellevue Avenue, the carriage house and stables were usually located a distance from the main house. More...

The 'Big Sick' a Crowd-Pleaser

Actor and stand-up comic Kumail Nanjiani, best known as Dinesh in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” wrote the semi-autobiographical “The Big Sick” with his wife, Emily V. Gordon. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, July 20  Gulf Stream–Alan Bernstein Duo, 6-9 p.m.  Noreys–Aaron Cote & The Cote Jazz Combo, 8:30 p.m. More...

49th Transpac Results

The 49th Transpac Race, over the 2,225-nautical-mile course from Los Angles to Honolulu, will be remembered for breaking records. More...

Newport Trophy Regatta to Host 10 Historic 12 Metres

The Newport Trophy Regatta, the second event in the Road to the Worlds Waypoint Series, will take place July 20-23 in Newport. More...

Save The Bay Swim Boating Advisory

Portions of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay between Gould Island and Jamestown, and extending to Pell Bridge, will be temporarily closed to boating traffic on Saturday, July 29 between 6 and 10 a.m. for the Save The Bay Swim. More...