Friday, March 16, 2012
We've put together a list of cover charges for St. Patrick's Day.
We’ve got you covered, literally! Here’s a list of what time the local watering holes will be open on St. Patrick’s Day and what it’ll cost you to get in. There are several places charging no cover all day, while some will start once they begin filling up. Moral of the story? Get there early and save a few bucks. O’Brien’s Pub – 9 a.m. $20 cover all day. Fastnet Pub – 8 a.m. No cover all day. Jimmy’s Saloon – 10 a.m. $5 cover starting at 2 p.m. @ The Deck – 10 a.m. $5 cover later in the day, but free burgers and hot dogs! Speakeasy – 8 a.m. When it starts filling up, they’ll start charging $5-$10. Rhino Bar and Mamba Room – 10 a.m. There will be cover all day. The amount has yet to be decided, but one cover will get you into both spots. …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Newport City Council met Tuesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting.
The Newport City Council moved quickly through a light docket during Tuesday night’s council meeting at City Hall. The graffiti abatement resolution introduced by Councilor Naomi Neville was passed 7-0. The resolution encourages the community to report graffiti on private and public property to Newport Police. Graffiti can also be reported on the city’s website. “As a city, it is good to work together on this,” Neville said. “We need to be proactive. . .The city is equipped and has the expertise to remove it.” Neville specifically noted graffiti on Spring Street as plaguing private property. “We’ve had a proliferation of graffiti on Spring Street,” Councilor Kathryn Leonard added. “The city is working to remove it so it doesn’t look like a…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Wellington Square branch will close to consolidate at the Washington Square branch this August.
BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie today announced that the Wellington Square branch, 580 Thames Street, Newport will close in order to consolidate operations at the bank’s larger branch located at 10 Washington Square in Newport. “Our Wellington location on a one-way street with limited parking and only one drive-thru lane limited our ability to provide additional customer amenities,” said Pattie, “and our customer growth at that branch reflects those limitations. By moving our Wellington team to the larger Washington Square branch, we will be able to provide all Newport customers with familiar faces, easy accessibility to our offices, better drive-thru service, ample (free) parking, safe deposit boxes and Saturday banking …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The RIEDC spoke to Newport County small business owners on Friday morning, to provide an overview of the array of resources available.
The Rhode Island of Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) hosted a community outreach forum at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) on Friday morning that stepped Newport County small business owners through the different resources that are available. In his introductory address, Governor Lincoln Chafee said during these tough economic times, he would like to see the State assist small businesses through management of property taxes. "The greatest inhibitor to economic growth is high property taxes. . .our goal here is to do what we can to help out the property tax,” Chafee said. Jody Sullivan President of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce thanked Chafee for his commitment to small businesses. “We are lucky that he …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
@ The Deck and Riptides both withdrew their applications to raise their decible level from 65 to 75.
Applications from @ The Deck and Riptides to expand their entertainment licenses by increasing the maximum decibel level from 65 to 75 were withdrawn during Wednesday night’s Newport City Council meeting. Waite’s Wharf Grille also withdrew an application to allow entertainment on a 30’ X 90’ pier. All three applications were continued from the last city council meeting on Feb. 8. Several community members posed complaints in letters to the city council. The Alliance for a Livable Newport also openly opposed the applications. The council accepted the withdrawals with little discussion.
The Newport City Council voted to have the City Solicitor review the possibility of taxing seasonal rental properties.
Seasonal properties in Newport may have a surcharge, tax or commercial tax imposed on them, according to a resolution from the city council. During its meeting at City Hall Wednesday night, the Newport City Council unanimously approved a resolution to have the City Solicitor review the feasibility of imposing a tax on properties that are rented for seasonal periods. A seasonal period is considered one to three months. Councilor Henry Winthrop, who sponsored the resolution, said the aim is two-fold. The city should recognize homeowners who rent during the tourist season as engaging in commercial activity, as well as make sure the city is fully compensated for the services of those homes, he said. Mayor Stephen Waluk said the resolution is …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Newport restaurant sold for $2 million, the Projo reports.
Salas’ Dining Room has sold recently for $2 million, the Providence Journal reports. A real estate developer from Baltimore bought the property, including the liquor license, equipment and memorabilia. Larry Silverstein, who bought the restaurant, specializes in historic buildings. The restaurant closed after almost 60 years in business last January. The original closing date of Feb. 6 was pushed up to Jan. 14.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Unless you already have a reliable mechanic, finding a place to get your car repaired can be a nerve-wracking experience. It's often expensive, and you're almost always left wondering if you got the best deal (or if the repair was even necessary). Word of mouth is one way to find someone trustworthy, and that's why this week's "Best Of" poll wants you to voice your opinion on the best car repair shop in town. When your car needs help, where do you go? Is it Island Auto Repair, Newport Tire, FR's Auto Repair or B & C Auto? We want to hear your thoughts on which local spot is the best place to get your wheels back on the road. Vote in our poll below, then share your thoughts in the comments section. If we left your favorite mechanic off the …
Friday, February 17, 2012
In this quick video, we show you how to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote your business through Bristol-Warren Patch.
Friday, February 17, 2012
When Newport Patch first launched in 2010, the editor and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonus perks for claiming a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
One year into the job, Superintendent John Feld continues to focus on sea-farers and neighbors alike.
One year ago, John Feld took up the post as the Seamen's Church Institute’s newest superintendent. Today, he continues to expand his reach to not only serving those with ties to the seas, but other deserving members of the community. Newport’s Best Kept Secret As far as being Newport’s “best keep secret,” Feld no longer wants the honor. By working to bring the institute up to speed tech-wise through efforts on the Facebook page and website, he hopes more people will realize what they can gain by stopping by. He chalks part of the mystery about the Seamen's Institute up to the upbringing he and his peers had decades ago. It’s a cultural thing, he mused. “Our parents wouldn’t let us come down here because it’s where the Navy found itself," …