September 22, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Call for Crafters

Artisans and crafters are invited to participate in the Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 8. To reserve a spot, contact Melissa at mseitz11@gmail.com. The fee is $50, deadline is Oct. 3.   More...

‘Lost in Newport’ Talk

As both a tribute to the ongoing multimillion dollar rebuilding of the Newport Opera House in Washington Square–as well as an important fundraiser for that rebuild– nationally recognized author and historic preservationist Paul Miller will give an il More...

VFW Friday Fish Fry

The VFW Post 4487 holds a weekly fish fry on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at the Post home, 51 Underwood Lane, Middletown. Eat in or take out. Call the Post at 401-847-0102; orders ready in 15 minutes or less.  Funds generated benefit R.I. More...

Sports Grant

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

Cell Tower Generator Malfunctions

What began with all the apprehension you would expect as thick black smoke billowed from the rear of Rogers High School about 9:30 on Tuesday morning, Sept. More...

Wounded Warrior Paddle Sept. 25

The Newport Wounded Warrior supporters invite families and individuals to participate in the 26th annual canoe/kayak/sup paddle to benefit the wounded warrior project on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.  More...

Offensive Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls

Newport Recreation is now accepting registrations for its five-week Offensive Basketball Camp which begins on Thursday, Sept. 29. Instruction will be by Keith Holubesko. Camp 1 will focus on basic skills for boys and girls in grades 3, 4 and 5. More...

Ban the Bags

The public is invited to the first workshop to discuss an ordinance to phase out the use of disposable plastic bags on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

For What It’s Worth

With the political season upon us, a few vintage buttons and posters have been brought in. More...

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. Last year’s recipients were George and Linda Warner of Jamestown.  More...

Fifth Annual Rally for Recovery

September is National Recovery Month. More...

Diabetes Classes

The Health Equity Zone is hosting diabetes prevention classes on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Landowner Workshop on Sept. 26

Have you ever considered making your land available for farming? The Aquidneck Land Trust will hold a free workshop from 6-8 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, on Monday, Sept. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 18, the Newport Police Department responded to 790 calls. Of those, 107 were motor vehicle related; there were 66 motor vehicle violations issued and 41 accident reports. More...

Eco-Depot Oct. 1

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be hosting an Eco- Depot for household hazardous and electronic waste on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The collection will take place at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. More...

Fabrication Fridays

Families and friends are invited to FabNewport for fabrication fun. There will be full access to the lab on Fridays, beginning Sept. 23, from 3-8 p.m. Activities include coding with fab coaches, laser and vinyl cutting, and 3-D printing. More...

Middletown GOP Sets Elections Discussion

Election issues will be the topic when the Middletown Republican Town Committee partners with the Concerned Island Taxpayers Association (CITA) in sponsoring a joint public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Navy 5K by the Bay

Registration is open for the Surface Navy Association 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29, at sna5k.org. There will also be a separate one-mile event for children ages 3-12. Costumes encouraged. Race will be timed by Racewire and held rain or shine.   More...