February 11, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

History 'Through Their Eyes'

Harriet Alleyne Rice, an 1882 graduate of Rogers High School in Newport, was the first African- American woman to graduate from Wellesley College. She went on to graduate from the University of Michigan medical school. More...

Athletic Fields Meeting

The Middletown Athletic Fields subcommittee will meet on Friday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall in the council chambers.  More...

Illuminated Garden Volunteers Needed

Friends of Ballard Park is looking for volunteers to help with its Illuminated Garden, Feb. 18-20. Anyone interested in volunteering, email events@ballardpark.org or call 401-619-3377.   More...

Land Use Workshop

The public is invited to participate in the development of Newport’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Pell School. The objective of this public workshop will be:  . More...

Teacher NewsPort

Donate and Rotate Bookstore at Pell   More...

Photo Guild Meeting

The next meeting of the Newport Photo Guild is Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery. More...

Learn Scottish Country Dancing

Jamestown Scottish dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 12. Everyone is invited for an evening of set dancing. Future dances will be held on the second and fourth Fridays in February and March. More...

Little League Registration

Registration for Newport Little League spring baseball and softball is now open online at newportlittleleague.com. The cost is $60 for the first player and $30 for each additional player, with a maximum fee of $120 per family. More...

Save the Date

“A Night To Remember,” a community wide fundraiser for the 2016 Rogers prom, will be held March 24 at the Newport Art Museum. A fashion show will highlight the evening. More...

February Break Camp

The Newport Recreation Department will be hosting a camp during the upcoming February school vacation for boys and girls in grades K-5. The camp will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. More...

AARP Tax Help Adds Evening Service

In addition to the sites and times previously announced, AARP is adding evening service on Tuesdays from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Newport Library. This time slot is for taxpayers who cannot come to one of the other sites during the day.   More...

Mosaic Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Mosaic Club of Newport County will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Newport Mainstay. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Residents More Satisfied with Schools, City Services

Newporters are much happier with the city’s public schools and hold out road improvements as one of their top priorities. Eightyfour percent of residents rate their home as an excellent or good place to live. More...

Liberty or Loyalty

What was it like to live in a once thriving Colonial seaport in February 1775 on the eve of the American Revolution? More...

Monday Holiday

Reminder: In honor of Presidents Day there will be no mail delivery on Monday, Feb. 15. Newport City Hall and other municipal offices will also be closed.   More...

EBCAP Merger

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) has announced it has merged with East Bay Center (EBC), a long-serving mental health facility on County Road in Barrington.  The announcement was to be made at a Feb. More...

ALT Conserves Two More Parcels

Almost immediately following the conservation of waterfront property in Portsmouth, the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has announced that it has conserved two properties: a 12.5-acre property in Middletown known as the Arnow property and the 14.75-acre W More...

Island Horse Association Meeting

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Shove Street in Tiverton on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be the upcoming polo matches at Glen Farm. More...

NYC Frostbite

Twenty-four participated in the frostbite series at the Newport Yacht Club on Sunday, Feb. 7. Because of a dying breeze going from southwest at around 10 knots to southeast under 5 knots, sailing was cut short. More...

Winter Moth Talk

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) will host a free public workshop regarding winter moths. The featured speaker will be Heather Faubert from the URI Cooperative Extension. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month, at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center. All Newport County residents are welcome. More...

Helping Friends with Food and More

Gaudet Middle School PTG, in collaboration with Dan Brown, a senior at Middletown High School, collected 1,258 non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products totaling 1,201 pounds for the Martin Luther King Center Food Pantry. More...