October 20, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

District 75 Forum

The League of Women Voters, Newport County is hosting a forum for R.I. House District 75 candidates, Lauren Carson (D. Incumbent) and Michael Smith (unaffiliated) on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Pell School, 35 Dexter St.  More...

NAACP Annual Dinner

The Newport County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 96th Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Atlantic Beach Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.  Olivia Kachingwe will receive the Role Model Award. More...

State Ballot Question Overview Oct. 25

The seven ballot questions being posed to Rhode Island voters on Election Day will be discussed at a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

Free Mammograms

Newport Hospital will offer free mammograms and free breast exams to Rhode Island women 40 years old or older who do not have health insurance that covers annual breast cancer screenings at the hospital on Saturday, Oct. 22, between 9 a.m. and noon. More...

Rebuilding Together

The Greater Newport affiliate of Rebuilding Together is seeking applications from area homeowners whose houses are in need of rehabilitation and who lack the resources to fund the necessary repairs. More...

Thanksgiving Youth Basketball Tournament

The Newport Recreation Department will be hosting the 14th annual Thanksgiving Youth Basketball Tournament sponsored by The Easton’s Beach Snack Bar and Del’s Lemonade, on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26 and 27. More...

A Cappy Night

The Women’s Resource Center is hosting a guest bartender night at Cappy’s Hillside Café, 8 Memorial Blvd., on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 - 9 p.m. More...

Salvation Army Extends Food Pantry

The Salvation Army on Memorial Boulevard will extend its food pantry service until further notice. The food pantry will now open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 16, the Newport Police Department responded to 562 calls. Of those, 97 were motor vehicle related; there were 68 motor vehicle violations issued and 29 accident reports. More...

Learn About Question 2

Common Cause Director John Marion will address Question 2 and related questions about ethics reform at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Beirut Bombing Observance

The nine Marines from Rhode Island who were killed during a peace keeping mission in Beirut 33 years ago will be honored at a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road.   More...

Fall Recycling Day

Newport ’s Clean City Program will hold a Fall Recycling Day for harder-to-recycle items on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine at Easton’s Beach. More...

The Irish of Fort Adams

From 1824-1844 the construction of Fort Adams changed the city of Newport both culturally and economically. The Museum of Newport Irish History will hold the second talk in its 15th Annual Michael F. More...

Youth Art and Writing Contest

Children in grades K-12 are asked to describe “What is your favorite vista on Aquidneck Island?” through art or in words with the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) art and writing contest. More...

Baseball Fever

Newport Little League is looking for volunteers of all skill levels. Baseball/softball expertise is welcome but not required; there are many ways to support the league. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Health and Wellness Forum Oct. 26

Hear health tips and wellness strategies from a panel of physicians with expertise in women’s health, family medicine, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics and emergency medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.  More...

Fall Sports at the Y

The Newport County YMCA is accepting registrations for its youth sports programs running Nov. 12 – Dec. 17. More...