November 23, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Joint Eagle Court of Honor

Late this summer marked the first joint Troop 1 and Troop 82 Eagle Court of Honor to honor Joshua David Raymo and Daniel Francis Matthews with Boy Scouts highest rank achievement. More...

Newport Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court faced 15 cases on Nov. 21, Judge Russell Jackson presiding.  There were 4 cases of open container/ drinking in public. One case was expunged and three were rescheduled to Nov. More...

Irish Pilgrimage Talk

The Museum of Newport Irish History announces the third talk in its 15th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series: “George W. Potter and the Providence Journal’s 1950 Irish Pilgrimage,” to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 13, the Newport Police Department responded to 536 calls. Of those, 153 were motor vehicle related; there were 131 motor vehicle violations issued and 22 accident reports.  More...

FOP Christmas Appeal

Newport Police Department FOP Lodge 8 is currently accepting cash donations and donations of new unused toys for its annual Christmas basket drive. In years past, more than 50 baskets have been delivered to Newport families in need. More...

Snow and Ice Removal Discussion

Ideas for revising Newport’s snow and ice removal ordinances for property owners will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Newport Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPAC) on Monday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. More...

Middletown Toy Drive

The Middletown Police Department is putting on its annual holiday toy drive, which will run from Nov. 22 until Dec. 18. More...

Sail Newport Annual Meeting at NYYC

Sail Newport will hold its annual general meeting and holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the New York Yacht Club, 5 Halidon Ave.  More...

End of Life Rewards

Hospice at Visiting Nurses of Newport and Bristol Counties will offer a free movie “Except for Six” on Monday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Middletown Library. More...

Shop Small Soirée

In honor of Small Business Saturday, the shops at the Memorial Building will be celebrating with gift boxes and holiday specials on Saturday, Nov. More...

Winter Coat Exchange

For the 20th time, Rhode Islanders from all walks of life will gather at locations statewide for the Winter Coat Exchange. In Newport, the distribution site will be St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. More...

Holiday Inn Tour

Tour eight of Newport’s finest hotels, inns and unique bed and breakfast properties and get some great decorating ideas on Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

Gateway Update

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will host an information session and community forum on the upcoming improvements to the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Gateway Center) on Monday, Nov. More...

For What It’s Worth

A visitor recently brought in a collection of what are called “Patriotic Envelopes” from the American Civil War. All were from the North. More...

Bell Ringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers as bell ringers for its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. Volunteers will take two-hour shifts at the local Stop & Shops, Shaw’s, and Walmart. More...

Christmas at the White House

Historical interpreter Pat Perry will relay her tours of gone by Christmases at the White House on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Her interactive lecture will also include an exhibit of Christmas around the world. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment

Through the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Medicare-eligible residents of Newport County can receive free, unbiased counseling on Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. at Child & Family’s offices, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. More...

NUWC Luncheon

The next NUWC retirees luncheon will be held at McGovern’s Restaurant, in the Laurel Room, 310 Shove Street, Fall River on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at noon. The cost to attend is $17 per person. Reservations are not required. More...