August 25, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport in Bloom Presents Awards

Nearly 115 entries were judged citywide for this year’s Newport in Bloom competition. At the awards ceremony on Aug. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 21, the Newport Police Department responded to 980 calls. Of those, 152 were motor vehicle related; there were 113 motor vehicle violations issued and 39 accident reports.  More...

Local Scholarship Recipients

Rotary Club of Newport is pleased to announce the Rogers High School recipients of scholarships for the 2016-17 academic years: Mateo Efstathopulos will receive a $2,000 Epstein/Spiratos Scholarship; Jennifer Ruis Riviera will receive a $4, 000 Epste More...

Free ‘Star Wars’ Showing for Students

Local students are asked to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and light sabers to the outdoor showing of the movie, “Star Wars, the Force Awakens,” on Monday, Aug. 29, on the eve of returning to school.  More...

VNS Appoints New Hospice Director

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties announces the appointment of Erin Kopecky, RN, to be the new director of hospice and palliative care. She will oversee the running of Hospice at VNS, a division of Visiting Nurse Services. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court faced 42 cases on Aug. 22, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. All were rescheduled.  There were 7 cases of prohibited noise disturbances. All were rescheduled either to Sept. 12 or Sept. 19. More...

For What It’s Worth

Visiting a local on a house call I was asked about the value of a set of six plates marked “Henriot Quimper France.” More popular a few years ago, the set with a few edge mistakes would have a value today of around $150. More...

Baby Steps Benefit

The second annual fundraiser to benefit the Baby Steps program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1 ,at the Chinese Tea House on the grounds of Marble House, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Adopt a Bunny

The Potter League for Animals is sponsoring “Love Some Bunny” day on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the shelter site at 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. More...

Board Appointments and Vacancies

Matthew Gineo was reappointed to the Discover Newport Board at the Aug. 24 City Council meeting.  More...

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