August 29, 2013 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport and the National Grid Big Dig

Newport’s version of the Big Dig, with its many cavernous holes, circuitous detours, and clouds of dirt and dust, is seemingly ubiquitous this summer. More...

Irish Museum Steak Fry Next Week

The Museum of Newport Irish History will hold its 11th Annual Steak Fry Fundraiser the evening of Saturday, Sept. 7 at Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., Newport. More...

Tax Counselor Training

The Rhode Island AARP Tax-Aide program is scheduling training for new volunteers. Training will be conducted at the Middletown Library on Thursdays from Sept. 12 to Nov. 7, from 1 – 5 p.m. More...

Holiday Basket Sign-Ups

Registration to receive Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center from Sept. 9 – 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. More...

National Assisted Living Week

Forest Farm Assisted Living, 191 Forest Ave., will be celebrating its 14th anniversary and National Assisted Living Week on Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 – 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. More...

Newport Police Log Municipal Court

During the period from Monday, Aug. 19 to Sunday, Aug. 25, the Newport Police Department responded to 780 calls. Of those, 154 were motor vehicle related; there were 110 motor vehicle violations issued and 44 accident reports. More...

Homebuyer Class

Learn about the steps involved in buying a home. Church Community Housing Corporation, a nonprofit housing and community development organization with a 44-year history of serving Newport County, is offering homebuyer education. More...

NARFE Meeting Waterfront Inspection

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 0869, Newport, will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the United Congregational Church, Valley Road, Middletown.  More...

Range of Topics Discussed at Meeting

Members of the Newport School Committee brought members of the City Council up to date on a range of topics during the Liaison Subcommittee's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27.  During the meeting, the following was discussed:  More...

Life and Death at Fort Adams

“True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams,” by Kathleen Troost-Cramer, is a meticulously researched book which contains compelling true stories about the men and women who occupied Fort Adams during its 150-year history. More...

Prince Grant Workshop

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, will host a grant development workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital. More...

Fall Seining and Campfire

An evening of fun-filled exploration is planned using seine nets to catch fish and other animals found along the coast on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary from 6 - 7:30 p.m. More...

Lego Club

The Jamestown Library Lego Club will begin meeting on the first Thursdays of the month from 3 – 4 p.m. starting in Sept. at the library. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants. More...

Scout Meetings Resume

Troop 3 Newport resumes its regular meeting schedule on Tuesday nights at the Elks Lodge on Sept. 10. Meetings are held in the main hall from 7 – 8:30 p.m. More...

Head Start Enrollment Open

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) Head Start is now enrolling income eligible children from birth to age five. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 25, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 160 calls. Of those, 84 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 63 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

ALT Walk and Talk

The Aquidneck Land Trust is hosting a walk along the Bailey Brook on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. to learn about Salve Regina University Professor Jim Chace and his students’ migratory bird research on Bailey Brook. More...

Tracing Your Roots

Helen Smith from the R.I. Genealogical Society will hold a series of workshops at the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Saturdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 19, 26 and Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Garden Club Meeting

The Seaside Garden Club of Newport will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at Fenner Hall, 222 Fenner Ave., Newport. More...

Inaugural Freshman Academy

While kids might be enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation before school starts, administrators at Rogers High School have been hard at work preparing for the influx of students on Sept. 5.  More...

Builders' Ball Benefit

The inaugural “Builders’ Ball,” a benefit for The Fort Adams Trust, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 - 11 p.m. at Fort Adams. The event is hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Dennis E. More...