November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Learning to Swim is Life-changing

Starting this fall, all Newport second graders will receive swimming lessons and basic water safety instruction, due to a newly-formed partnership between the Pell Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, and the Newport County More...

Newport Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Newport has announced that FEMA (Region I) has completed its review of the Newport, Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and found it approvable pending adoption by the Newport City Council. More...

National Technology Survey

Through Jan. 13, more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents worldwide will complete the Speak Up 2016 online survey (tomorrow.org/speakup) and share ideas about education and technology with our national leaders. More...

Newport Restaurant Week: November 4–13

This semi-annual celebration of Newport's chefs and restaurants, an attraction to locals and visitors, is now in its tenth year. Three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. More...

Around Jamestown Record Marks End of Sailing Season

The third time was a charm on Friday, Oct. 28, for Zach Marks of St. Petersburg, Florida, who set a new record for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown race, riding his foiling kiteboard for an elapsed time of 53 minutes, 37 seconds. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Arilyn Mitchell

Kids these days can get a bad rap. The news is often full of negative stories that vilify our young people. But there’s one local teenager who is making the world a better place by creating beautiful music with her harp. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Even Hanks Can't Stoke This 'Inferno'

When Dan Brown’s first novel, “The Da Vinci Code,” hit the bookstores in 2003, it was a huge hit. More...

PARCC Sets Tone for the School Year

Numbers don’t lie. Or do they? More...

Compromise Reached on Entertainment License

After hearing comments from several neighbors concerned about an indoor entertainment license being considered for the Irish American Athletic Club at 642 Thames Street, Newport City Councilors granted the license with some restrictions during their More...

A Rocky Road to Pebble Beach

For the past several months, a Middletown resident has been lobbying officials to fix a stretch of public road that was damaged as a result of Hurricane Bob in 1991. More...

‘Letters’ Set for King House Opening

It will be a red-letter day for the Studio theater at the Edward King House Senior Center when a new group of actors – sponsored by AARP – opens with the A.R. Gurney staple, “Love Letters,” on Nov. 4.  More...

Fair Winds

As we watch the moorings become a little less crowded, the covers going on, and the trailers cradling their cargo, we can look forward to an exciting season for 2017 with regattas and events being planned for sailors at all levels. More...

Newporter Inducted into National Sailing Hall of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), with its mission to preserve the history of sailing and its effect on American culture, recently inducted nine sailing legends, honoring them for their impact on the sport. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, November 3  Norey’s–Alan Bernstein Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m.  One Pelham East–Live Acoustic  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m.  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Erin and Killian Carney of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Leo Hendrix Carney on Oct. 31, 2016.  Elizabeth Peterson and George Chelf Jr. More...