April 21, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

CIVITAS and Fenian Award Winners

The Board of Directors of the Newport Irish Heritage Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2016 CIVITAS and Fenian Awards. More...

NBA Skills Challenge

The Newport Recreation Department is hosting the local segment of the all new Junior NBA National Basketball Skills Challenge sponsored by Verizon on Sunday, April 24.  More...

Alternative Parking Along Broadway

The front lot of the Newport Police Department has been designated as alternative parking during the Broadway Streetscape Project. There are 11 spots plus an additional two handicapped spaces available from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for two-hour parking. More...

Honoring a Young Environmentalist

The Greenlove Foundation, a local organization established to honor the memory of a college-aged Newporter and her commitment to the environment, will host a fundraiser at Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen at 41 Bowen’s Wharf on Sunday, May 1, from 5-7 p More...

Newport Municipal Court Judgments

Newport municipal court heard 13 cases on Monday, April 18, all from infractions along Thames Street on March 12, the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, April 10, through Sunday, April 17, the Newport Police Department responded to 587 calls. Of those, 160 were motor vehicle related; there were 130 motor vehicle violations issued and 30 accident reports.  More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport County YMCA will be offering its last lifeguard training class before summer. The required swim test will be Friday, May 6. Classes will be on Sundays, May 8, 15, and 22. This is a Red Cross class. More...

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Watts at her home, 15 Calvert St. On May 7, starting at 9 a.m. items will be packed into barrels for shipping. More...

Elks Citizen of the Year Named

Michael Hicks has been selected as the Newport Lodge of Elks Citizen of the Year 2016. Hicks will be honored at a dinner on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at the lodge, 141 Pelham St., from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. More...

Northbound Pound Fundraiser

Northbound Pound Puppies, an all-volunteer, local, nonprofit (501(c) (3) certified) pet rescue group will be holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 24, from 3 - 5 p.m. at Caleb & Broad, 162 Broadway. More...

Earth Day Cleanups April 23

The City of Newport’s Earth Day events will take place on Saturday, April 23. All residents and friends are invited to participate in any of the scheduled cleanups. More...

For What It’s Worth

I came across an unusual collectible: Opera House tickets. This type of ticket, probably printed before World War II, could have come on a roll or in strips. The tax indicated on the ticket is four cents. Admission was probably around a quarter. More...

CNA Training

A Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant job skills training program is being offered for Newport County residents beginning May 16 by East Bay Skills Alliance, a program of East Bay Community Action Program.  More...

Rain Barrel Sale

Middletown will hold its annual rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 23, from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Department of Public Works garage. The 60-gallon barrel is 39 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. More...

National Police Parade May 1

The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, and is the final event in the culmination of a weekend-long celebration honoring those whose job it is to protect and serve. More...

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

The Village House of Newport will hold a bingo fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, April 29, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo will start at 7 p.m. More...

It’s a Keeper!

Fishing at all of the Aquidneck Island ponds since he was only seven years old, John Migliori is seen here with a 16-inch brook trout he caught using a Schadeycreek Lure Spinner. More...

Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) will host a constituent meeting Thursday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at the Edward King House Senior Center.  More...

Mother’s Day Bake Sale

Surprise the special mom you know with a homemade treat. The Middletown Senior Center will hold a “Mother’s Day Bake Sale” on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the center, 650 Green End Ave. More...

Hula Hop Fundraiser

The Newport County YMCA Special Olympics team is hosting a Hula Hop fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 at the Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club from 6 - 9 p.m. Hawaiian attire suggested. More...

Weekly French Conversation Group

The Alliance Française of Newport will hold its first conversation group on Thursday, April 28, from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Corner Bakery Café, 11 East Main Rd., Middletown. More...

Paiva Weed to Speak at Neighborhood Meeting

Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed will be the guest speaker at the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association (OBNA) April meeting. The public is invited to attend; the meeting is on Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at The Parlor. More...

Digital Literacy Workshop

A panel discussion and workshop will be held Friday, April 29, to explore the development of digital literacy and computer science skills countywide.  The event will be at All Saints Academy, 915 West Main Road, Middletown. More...