June 16, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Two Mile Construction Project Meeting

A public informational meeting on the Two Mile Intersection construction project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall. More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). More...

Annual Rose Island 4th of July BBQ

The annual 4th of July barbecue on Rose Island will be held on Monday, July 4. Enjoy an evening of food, live music with Rose Wharf and Timmy May, fun and games, and watch the spectacular Newport fireworks from Rose Island. More...

State Preservation Grant Workshop

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) has announced the availability of $1.6 million in State Preservation Grants to support renovation projects for museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites locate More...

Newport Gulls

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls, Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team, 401-845-6832.  Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

MLK Annual Meeting

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will host its 2016 Keeper of the Dream and annual meeting on Monday, June 20 at its location at 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. The free event will start with refreshments and mingling at 6 p.m. More...

Pond Closure

St. Mary’s Pond in Portsmouth is indefinitely closed to the general public beginning June 13, to allow crews to perform required maintenance on the St. Mary’s dam and surrounding area. More...

Summer Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Youth Sports Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016 summer cycle. More...

Prevention Coalition Awards Presentation

The Newport Prevention Coalition has announced the 2016 winners of the Youth Community Service Award and the 2016 Jeanne Brown Community Service Award. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident

Newport police are investigating a non-fatal stabbing incident that occurred in the early morning of Monday, June 13. More...

Call for Poll Workers

Poll workers are needed for the primary to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and the general election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, June 5, through Sunday, June 12, the Newport Police Department responded to 789 calls. Of those, 153 were motor vehicle related; there were 115 motor vehicle violations issued and 38 accident reports.  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. More...

Free Water Safety Class Offered at YMCA

The Newport County YMCA will be offering a free water safety program on Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m.  More...

Adult Tennis Lessons

The Newport Recreation Dept. is now taking registrations for all levels of adult tennis lessons to be offered at the Pop Flack Tennis Courts, King Street, beginning the week of July 18 for six weeks. The cost is $75 per person. More...

Flex Time Youth Tennis

The Newport Recreation Department will be offering a flex schedule for youth tennis lessons. Punch cards valid for six tennis lessons can be purchased for boys and girls ages four and up. Lessons will begin July 11 and run through Aug. 19. More...

For What It’s Worth

An email from a local shows a pencil sketch of the Wanton- Lyman-Hazard House by Jason F. Morray (actually the name is: James Francis Murray (1899-1990) of Camden Harbor, Maine), dated 6/6/51, inquiring about its value. More...