July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Bikes and Beers Across America

On July 6, Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, came rolling back into Newport after a 3,600-mile ride across the country to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More...

Peregrine Hotel Passes Planning Board Hurdle

In the most anticipated agenda item at the Tuesday, July 4 meeting, the Planning Board voted 5-1 to make a positive recommendation to the Zoning Board of Review on a proposal by the owners of the former Newport Yachting Center to create a mixed-use p More...

Boards and Commissions

NEWPORT

Vacancies currently or soon to exist on the following boards and commissions: Accessibility Advisory Committee, AdHoc Committee on Waste Water and Storm Water Improvements, Affirmative Action Commission, Beach Commission, Charter Review Commission, E More...

Community Discussion Continues on Rec Areas

The full court basketball hoops at Pell Elementary School may be back up, but the underlying issues remain. More...

Historic District Commission

The Newport Historic District Commission will be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. More...

Newport Casino: A Tennis Centerpiece

ARCHI-TEXT

Newport has many notable buildings, but one of the most widely recognizable buildings in the city is the Newport Casino. More...

SMILE

Sixteen sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Thompson Middle School in Newport joined peers from around the state at the University of Rhode Island for the URI SMILE program’s Middle School Challenge Weekend last spring.  The Univ More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Cool Sounds with Will Cooley

Exactly two years ago this week, guitarist Will Cooley started a hot new trio, The TeleDynes, that has been tearing up Newport almost since their first gig. More...

Combatting the War at Home

Veteran Kayaking for PTSD sufferers

Disabled veteran Joe Mulin is taking it upon himself to raise awareness of the ever-growing number of veterans’ suicides caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  More...

The Maxi 72 Class Battle in Greece

Maxi 72 class boats Proteus and Bella Mente, with local Newport sailors on board, last met in the Caribbean at the Les Voiles de St. Barth, where Proteus took home bragging rights. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

In the Newport Regatta:  .Newport’s John Hele and the Daring crew took first place in the Swan 42 New England Championship.  .Jamestown’s Bob Maccini, on Blue2, won the seven-boat VX One New England Championship. More...

Pickleball: A Perfect Mix of Ping-Pong and Tennis

Pickleball can best be described as ping-pong on the floor. Sound fun? The Newport Recreation Department has indoor and outdoor pickleball courts along with beginner and intermediate clinics for players of experience levels.  More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Team Standings Wins Losses Westcott 7 3 Rathskeller 5 4 Brothers Oven 6 5 Town Dock 5 5 More...

Upcoming Meetings

Newport Zoning Board of Review   Special meeting: Monday, July 17. More...

Subdivision Wins on Right of Way

The Newport Planning Board approved a demolition permit for the removal of a single-family home at 34 Roseneath Ave., and continued a hearing for a minor subdivision for the property at 25 Old Beach Road during its meeting on Thursday, July 6. More...

Pell Teacher and Fourth-Graders Set Sail

Being on the water is magical for Pell Elementary School Teacher Donna Kelly. More...

Outstanding Professional

Middletown Police Chief and retired Rhode Island State Police Major Anthony Pesare (right), of Middletown, was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame. More...

'Baby Driver' is a Summer Joyride

“Baby Driver” had me hooked at the funny exchange between two bank robbers (played by Eiza González and Jamie Foxx) about Barbra Streisand’s tinnitus. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, July 13  Gulf Stream–Alan Bernstein Duo, 6-9 p.m.  Noreys–John Monllos Quartet, 8:30 p.m.  One Pelham East–Them Apples  Friday, July 14  Greenvale Vineyards–Bob Kendall Band, 5 p.m.   More...

Farr 40s Celebrate 20 Years of Worlds

Local sailor Mal Parker, who moved to Newport from Australia, will be sailing at the upcoming 2017 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds in Sardinia, Italy with Asterisk, the Turkish entry owned by Hasip Gencer.  More...

33rd Annual Newport Regatta

This year’s 33rd annual Newport Regatta saw 177 entries in 17 one design classes converge on the seaside city. More than 600 sailors from 24 states and three countries participated in one of the East Coast’s finest one design regattas. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar July - August 2017

Regatta Schedule

July .12-15 Swan 42 Nationals / IRC East Coast Championship - NYYC .13 Offshore 160 Single Handed Challenge start - NYC .16 Queen’s Cup - NYYC .20-23 12 Metre Class - Newport Cup - ILYC .27-29 Candy Store Cup - Newport Shipyard .28 2017 New England S More...