January 3, 2014 RSS feed / News Briefs

Art Museum Winter Speaker Series

The Newport Art Museum has announced the line-up for its popular Winter Speaker Series that kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 11. More...

Businesswoman Honored

Brenda Brock was honored by the US Small Business Administration as the 2013 Business Person of the Year for Rhode Island. More...

New Members Elected to NRF Board

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) announces that new officers have been elected to its Board of Trustees. Dr. E. Roger Mandle has been named president; Mr. Thomas P.I. Goddard, previously secretary/treasurer, is now vice president; and Mr. More...

Photography Exhibit Entry Call

The Conanicut Island Art Association is sponsoring an all-photography, open-juried exhibit at Jamestown’s Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., from Jan. 16 – April 10. Up to three works may be entered. More...

‘Forgeries’ Call for Artists

Spring Bull Gallery will host its 23rd annual Fakes & Forgeries exhibit from Feb. 1 – Feb. 27. Juried for awards, the show will rely on artists’ interpretations of Old Masters and new forgeries. More...

URI Student Works on Global Bike Effort

Elizabeth Dore-Welch of Middletown and a group of University of Rhode Island political science students recently collected 80 used bikes to send to Ghana and Uganda as part of a community service class with a global focus. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 29 , the Newport Police Department responded to 451 calls. Of those, 136 were motor vehicle related; there were 119 motor vehicle violations issued, 17 accident reports and 1 private tow.   More...

New Court Judge

The Portsmouth Town Council has chosen Richard P. D’Addario as the town’s first municipal court judge. In 1976, D’Addario began practicing general law in Newport. More...

Dine to Donate Series

The Norman Bird Sanctuary has announced its slate of winter Dine to Donate events, offering an eclectic assortment of venues and menus to fundraise for the sanctuary. More...

Lodging and Dining Accolades

The Chanler at Cliff Walk was recently included in CondéNast Traveler’s prestigious Platinum Circle, as the property has received the Gold List Award for five consecutive years. More...

Pay for College Without Going Broke

An informative talk about how to plan financially for college education will be held Monday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 18, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library, 700 W. Main Rd. More...

College-Bound Financial Aid Workshop

An information session will be held for families applying for college financial aid on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at Rogers High School. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 29, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 107 calls. Of those, 56 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 48 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Dec. 30, at Newport City Hall. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.  More...