April 23, 2015 RSS feed / About Town

Shakespeare plays to be featured by chorus

The Jamestown Community Chorus will celebrate one of history’s greatest writers in its upcoming production, “Brush up your Shakespeare.” The performances will take place on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. More...

Live osprey at library presentation Friday

Representatives from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island will talk to children about birds of prey on Friday, April 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. More...

Newport Grand owners mull move to Tiverton

The owners of Twin River have announced their intentions to move Newport Grand to Tiverton. More...

town meetings

Tuesday, April 28 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., polls open for a special referendum at the recreation center 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

Students mostly unfazed by new assessment

Jamestown students have completed the performance-based portion of the PARCC exam, and have shared their testing experiences with school officials. More...

Projects for three new homes move forward

Plans for the construction of three new homes in the high groundwater district are moving forward to the Zoning Board of Review, the Planning Commission decided at its April 15 meeting. All three applications were reviewed and ultimately recommended. More...

Record pace

Lending Club 2, a 105-foot trimaran skippered by Ryan Breymaier, left Castle Hill Lighthouse on Monday and reached the finish line in Bermuda in under 24 hours, shattering the 15-year-old Newport to More...

Volunteers needed to clean island Saturday

The Conservation Commission will hold its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 25. Volunteers should meet at the rec. center at 8:30 a.m. for complimentary coffee and muffins. More...

Community band will perform patriotically

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at St. Matthew’s Church on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. More...

Live presentation of novel Tuesday night

Three actors, Tanya Anderson, Kelly Seigh and Barry Press, will perform a live presentation of “Norwegian by Night” at the library on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Drop off artwork on Thursday afternoon

The drop-off date for artists wishing to submit work into Conanicut Island Art Association’s upcoming show is Thursday, April 23, from 1 to 5:30 at Town Hall. Cost for the first entry is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. More...

MLK philosophy to be discussed on Sunday

The Rev. Sharon Key will talk about the philosophy of nonviolence on Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to noon at Central Baptist Church. More...

Learn about impact of marijuana on communities

The Ocean State Prevention Alliance is hosting a forum about marijuana’s impact on communities on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Community College of Rhode Island in Newport. More...

Red Flowers

On April 6, which is proclaimed Tom McAleer Day in town, an exhibit will open at the arts center in honor of the painter who passed away in August. Above, “Red Flowers” by McAleer. More...

Meeting Wednesday for seniors interested in summer surprise

For residents who have seen mysterious notes around town, Mary Wright says it’s part of an upcoming surprise courtesy of the senior citizens. More...

Sand soccer

Coach Sean FitzGerald and girls on the U10 soccer team practiced on Saturday at Mackerel Cove because the fields were deemed unplayable after the tough winter. More...