June 9, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

ALT Neighborhood Grants Awarded

The Aquidneck Land Trust has announced the eight grant recipients for the 2016 Merritt Neighborhood Fund. More...

God’s Community Garden

On Wednesdays from June through September, farm stands organized by St. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. It is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the U.S. All games are played at Cardines Field. More...

Women in Business Luncheon

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Preservation Society of Newport County will host the 13th annual Women in Business Luncheon on the Marble House Terrace on Tuesday, June 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Historic Hill Garden Party, June 17

The Historic Hill Association will host a garden party on Friday, June 17, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin Marsh House, 20 School St. in the Historic Hill neighborhood of Newport. The party will benefit the Historic Newport Spring Park Fund. More...

Troop 82 Car Wash

Portsmouth’s Boy Scout Troop 82 will be holding its annual free car wash at Clement’s Market, 2575 East Main Road, Portsmouth on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop by to get your vehicle cleaned for free by local Boy Scouts. More...

Cancer Research Lecture

The public is invited to a free breakfast lecture hosted by the Hope Funds for Cancer Research and the Newport Hospital on Sunday, June 12, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. More...

Rifle Club’s Open Range Annual Picnic

This is a once-a-year opportunity to try a variety of rifles, shotguns and pistols at the Newport Rifle Club’s annual picnic. It is free and open to the public on Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,Wyatt Rd., Middletown. More...

Kindergarten Registration

Children living in Newport who are five on or before Sept. 1, 2016 can register for kindergarten on Friday, June 10, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

‘A New Look @ A Novel Evening’ June 26

Marlen Scalzi, the event coordinator for the 2016 Newport Public Library summer event and the committee have announced plans for the forthcoming annual fundraising event, to be held in the library on Sunday, June 26.  More...

Newport Municipal Court Judgments

Newport municipal court heard 16 cases on Monday, June 6, including three infractions involving open containers/drinking in public. More...

Broadway Updates

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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, May 29, through Sunday, June 5, the Newport Police Department responded to 782 calls. Of those, 164 were motor vehicle related; there were 131 motor vehicle violations issued and 33 accident reports.  More...

Horse Association Meeting, June 15

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW Post in Tiverton on Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be the polo match in July at the Portsmouth polo grounds. More...

Tips on Planters

The Garden Club of Middletown invites green thumbs to a free program on Tuesday, June 14. More...

Witherbee School Open House

The Middletown Historical Society will open the Witherbee Schoolhouse on Sunday, June 12, from 2 - 4 p.m. More...

Disaffiliation Deadline

Voters wishing to disaffiliate must contact the local board of canvassers where they are registered by Wednesday, June 15. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local resident brought in a set of eight champagne flutes received as a wedding present several years ago. The stemware is Waterford with the pattern name Millennium. More...