July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Beatles Animator Comes to Jane Pickens

Ron Campbell, one of the animators of the Beatles classic animated film, “Yellow Submarine,” can attribute his start and long career in commercial animation to a complicated insect.  More...

New Budget Reflects Increase in School Budget

When the Newport City Council unanimously approved the 2018- 2019 municipal/school budget on deadline on June 27, figures were released but there was no public discussion as to the reasoning behind the approval.  More...

Council Revisits Coyotes Issue

Education Making a Difference

The Middletown Town Council revisited the controversial topic on July 2 of how the town can share Aquidneck Island with coyotes, and how best to instruct the public on the steps to take when dealing with wild animals.  More...

Swimsuit Season Gets Real

SLICE OF LIFE

It’s hard to believe, but there exists a downside to summer weather. It’s swimsuits, that one piece of clothing that puts every inch of physical insecurity on full display.  More...

Beach Idol Celebrates 11th Season

What started as an informal karaoke night more than a decade ago has blossomed into a weekly competition that encourages children to celebrate their musical talents. This summer marks Beach Idol’s 11th season at Easton’s Beach.  More...

Ocean Great Lakes Challenge Results

Seven visiting sailing teams from five states came to Newport last weekend for the 2018 Ocean Great Lakes Challenge, a 5-race, 10-boat series including three local teams from Newport‘s Shields Fleet 9. More...

Newport Sailors Racing in West Coast Regattas

Newport’s Kris Matthews, Sam Loughborough, Tom O’Donnell and Jeff McCooey all sailed with the TP52 Interlodge 6 in the Pac52 class at the recent Long Beach Race Week, held June 22-24 in Long Beach, California. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar July 2018

Weekly racing (evenings) – Ida Lewis Yacht Club (ILYC), Newport Yacht Club (NYC), New York Yacht Club (NYYC), Sail Newport (SN), Conanicut Yacht Club (CYC), Jamestown Yacht Club (JYC)  Tuesday – One Design Summer Series 1 (NYC), PHRF More...

Supporting the Harbor’s Maritime Activity

Last month, at the Ann Street Pier Maritime Center, Newport Maritime Alliance President Ann Souder along with NMA Board members Ryan Miller and Matt Gineo, presented Newport Harbormaster Tim Mills with a Stryker Defibrillator for use on the Harbormas More...

Expansion of Emergency Department Underway

Newport Hospital recently launched a campaign to expand its emergency department with a $3 million gift from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. More...

Middletown Stars Dist. 2 Softball Champs

The Middletown Little League Majors Softball All-Star team (above) display the RI District 2 championship banner, shortly after defeating the Portsmouth All-Stars, 4-3, for the title on Sunday, July 1, at Aquidneck School field. More...

School Committee Approves New Principals

The Middletown School Committee appointed Donna Chelf and Beth Hayes as new principals at Gaudet School and Forest Avenue Elementary, respectively, during its July 2 meeting. More...

‘The Incredibles 2’ is Incredible

FILM REVIEW

The world has waited, incredibly, 14 years for a sequel to writer-director Brad Bird’s inventive animation classic “The Incredibles” (2004). The follow-up isn’t just well worth the wait; the timing is perfect. More...

RC 44 Class Heads to Sweden

The third regatta in the RC 44 class season was held in Marstrand, Sweden, and for the nine boats, it all came down to the last run to determine who would be crowned champion.  More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Three classes, the J/70, Melges 24 and Etchells, with 59 boats, raced over two days of the New York Yacht Club One Design Regatta on June 30 and July 1.  The wind proved to be elusive on Saturday, testing the patience of sailors and providing so More...

Fifteen Classes Set for Newport Regatta

The 34th annual Newport Regatta, hosted by Sail Newport, will feature 15 competing classes on July 7-8. The annual regatta draws entries from across the country, along with teams from Chile and Canada. More...

Change-of-Command

The Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis, a buoy tender homeported in Newport, held a change of command ceremony June 29, 2018. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis (left) was relieved by Chief Warrant Officer Damon Santucci (right); Capt. More...