July 7, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Library Summer Sale

The Friends Book Store, located in the lower level of the Newport Public Library, invites the public to a special book sale and to celebrate the new “Lobby Look” including new furniture, a new doorway, and new planters with live plants.&n More...

Protect Newport from Flooding

The Coastal Resources Center at URI has organized a public workshop “Protecting Newport’s Historic and Cultural Coastal Assets from Flooding Caused by Sea Level Rise” on Thursday, July 14, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. More...

Garden Club to Visit NBS

The Garden Club of Middletown will meet on Tuesday, July 12, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary at 1 p.m. Members, guests and potential members are invited to attend. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to Rose Island for the months of July and August, Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided. If interested, contact Joan at 401-286-1209 or the lighthouse office at 401-847-4242.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, June 26, through Sunday, July 3, the Newport Police Department responded to 767 calls. Of those, 152 were motor vehicle related; there were 108 motor vehicle violations issued and 45 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. All games are played at Cardines Field. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s held the fourth race of its summer series on Tuesday, July 5. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Class of 1966 Homecoming

St. Xavier Academy is seeking classmates to celebrate their 50th year anniversary at the annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 30. Mass will begin the day at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Church, Warwick Avenue. More...

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program “is looking for a few good tax preparers” for training for the 2017 season. The free nine-week training covers U.S. and state tax codes necessary to prepare most returns, ending with official IRS certification. More...

Design Clambake

The Newport Art Museum is partnering with DESIGNxRI to showcase local artists and designers in an evening entitled “Clambake” on Tues., July 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  More...

Sidewalk Signs

Following the July 4 holiday, the Newport Zoning Office will begin enforcing the placement of sidewalk signs in accordance with city zoning regulations. More...

MLK Summer Needs

The MLK needs volunteers to staff its breakfast program and to stock its food pantry.  More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court was not held due to the Monday, July 4 holiday. Court will resume July 11.   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...

Tourism and Branding Meeting

The House Special Study Commission on Tourism will hold a discussion and an informational meeting on Friday, July 15, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Old Colony House. More...

Brain Injury Support Group

The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of brain injury.  More...

Jamestown Bird Count

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to join them for a talk on the bird count in Jamestown by Candace Powell on Monday, July 18, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. A business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Reunion Notices Welcome

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For What It’s Worth

In an email I was asked about a family print: “Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie” by Kurtz & Allison. It is late 19th century and I have seen several examples over the years. Surely several grace Newport homes. More...