June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Middletown Ups Budget 1 Percent

In the last of two public hearings on the town budget on May 30, the Middletown Town Council bumped school spending by only one percent as it unanimously approved a $71.3 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. More...

A Monument to Perseverance: Building the Newport Bridge

A talk on the struggle to build the Newport Bridge from its original momentum following World War II to its opening in 1969, the technological innovations employed in its construction, and its emergence as a cultural icon will be given on Thursday, J More...

STEM Leads to Engineering Careers

Andrew DeSousa, an engineer in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, recently reminisced over a photo in the March 2008 issue of NUWC’s newsletter. More...

Upcoming Film Schedule

June 28 at 8:35 p.m. The Price of Everything Newport Art Museum Lawn 76 Bellevue Ave. July 5 at 8:35 p.m. Three Identical Strangers O’Hare Lawn, Salve Regina University July 12 at 8:35 p.m. Far From More...

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The Rogers’ boys track and field team recently captured the Rhode Island Class C championship at the state meet where 15 teams competed. More...

Newport Schools Request Funding

Superintendent Colleen Jermain presented the latest projected budget at a joint meeting with the City Council on June 4, framing the basis for a request in increased funding.  "This is an opportunity to present what your needs are and difference More...

Council Declines Regionalization

Urged on by council member Barbara VonVillas in a May 29 memorandum, the Middletown Town Council again broached the subject of unifying the high schools in Middletown and Newport at its June 4 meeting.  More...

Foundation Honors Contributors to City’s Children

The Newport Public Education Foundation, (NPEF), presented three Noreen Stonor Drexel awards on June 1 at the Edward King House to institutions and individuals who have enriched the lives of Newport’s school children.  More...

Get Ready for Movies Under the Stars

NewportFILM, the free outdoor screening series that kicks off June 21, will bring top-notch new documentaries and special guests to audiences at venues around Aquidneck Island this summer. More...