July 21, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Sharkfest Swim

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, a benefit for Clean Ocean Access. The event, scheduled for Sept. 18, is presented by Enviro Sports and will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport. More...

Gleaner Crew Needed

In cooperation with the Aquidneck Growers Market and the Aquidneck Community Table, the Martin Luther King Center is looking for volunteers to help with the new gleaning/food rescue program. More...

Computer Class

The Newport Public Library will offer a free computer class on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. The goal of the class is for each participant to leave with a working Gmail account and the ability to compose and receive emails with ease. More...

ALN Election Forums

Alliance For A Livable Newport is planning a full slate of activities to assist the Newport voting public in making informed voting decisions in the local elections this coming November. 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...

Boaters Beware of Restricted Areas

The Naval Station reminds recreational boaters and commercial fishermen/lobstermen to be mindful of the restricted areas surrounding the base. More...

Off Road Academy

The Off Road Academy will be offering bike riding, mechanical, and safety tips on Saturdays through August, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Bike Library in the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m., at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). For questions or more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, July 10, through Sunday, July 17, the Newport Police Department responded to 756 calls. Of those, 142 were motor vehicle related; there were 95 motor vehicle violations issued and 47 accident reports. More...

Beach Idol Continues

On Thursdays (July 21 and 28, and Aug. 4 and 11), immediately following the Children’s Night performances, there is a non-judged open mic for children younger than six who wish to sing a tune. More...

Broadway One Way for Two Months

Due to the nature of the decorative raised crosswalks for Broadway, a new traffic pattern will be established on Monday, July 25. 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...

MatthewFest

As part of Bridgefest, an event to benefit the Matt Quinn Music Scholarship Fund at Rogers High School will be held on Tuesday, July 26, from 4 - 7 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards, Portsmouth. More...

Clambake to Establish Memorial Fund

Most clambakes have the sole purpose of sating their revelers. The first-ever Middletown High School Alumni Association’s All Alumni Clambake and Party will do much more than that. More...

Be a Roll Model

Bike Safe Sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Bike Newport garage, 29 Spring St. To ride in Newport means to share the road with cars and pedestrians. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court heard 29 cases on July 18, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. They included five cases of open container/drinking in public. More...

For What It’s Worth

Found in an old book, a visitor brought in a calling card with the printed name “Mr. H.W. Longfellow.” The handwritten text portion said, “Very sorry not to see you. You will find me at Mr. Cadle’s opposite Bond St. More...