April 28, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Bereavement Group

Hospice at Visiting Nurse Services will host a bereavement support group to help, heal, and support those who have lost a loved one. The five-week group will meet on Thursdays starting May 12 at noon until 1:30 p.m. More...

Chamber Excellence in Business Awards

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Excellence in Business Awards were presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting held April 26 at OceanCliff. More...

Centennial Grants to Have Large Impact

The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants to fund community-building activities in every city and town. More...

Newport Municipal Court Judgments

Newport municipal court heard 51 cases on April 25, including a dozen from infractions along Thames Street on March 12. This makes a total of 48 cases stemming from the parade.  More...

Salve’s End of the Year Yard Sale

Salve Regina University is holding its End of the Year Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wakehurst Lawn. All proceeds go to Salve Regina University’s Office of Community Service Scholarships. Cash only event.   More...

St. Michael’s Students Recognized for Character

Four students from St. Michael’s Country Day School have been recognized for displays of character and compassion. More...

Pitch, Hit and Run

On Friday, April 29, the Newport Recreation Department will host the Scott’s Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition. This free competition is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. More...

Presidential Scholar Semi-finalist

Timothy J. Pratt, a graduating senior at Rogers High School, has been named one of 689 semifinalists in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Semi-finalists were chosen from nearly 4,700 candidates expected to graduate from U .S. More...

Broadway Update

City Manager Joseph Nicholson and others involved in the Broadway Streetscape Project will meet weekly on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall to provide construction updates; anyone is welcome to attend. 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...

Island Foghorns

Adrienne Haylor recently competed and won at the Toastmasters Division level.  The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, May 5, at 5:15 p.m. at the Middletown Police Station. More...

Walking Contest

The Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ) project is sponsoring a walking contest in the month of May. Participants are asked to put together a team of five, at least four of whom must live north of Washington Square. More...

NBA Skills Winners

The Newport Recreation Department held the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge, sponsored by Verizon, Sunday at the Martin Recreation Center.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, April 17, through Sunday, April 24, the Newport Police Department responded to 473 calls. Of those, 88 were motor vehicle related; there were 62 motor vehicle violations issued and 26 accident reports. More...

Identity Theft Workshop

An identity theft workshop will be offered Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m., at the Newport Public Library. More...

Free Shred-a-Thon

Back by popular demand, the Middletown Police Department is holding a free shred-a-thon on Thursday, May 5, at noon to help consumers safely and securely get rid of documents and materials that may contain personal identifying information.  More...

Greenlove Fundraiser

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

Opening Day

Newport Little League will hold its opening day ceremonies at Goldberg Field on Saturday, April 30, at 8 a.m. Arthur Paiva, father of Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, will throw out the first pitch.   More...