January 26, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Cluny Commemorates National Catholic Schools Week

Cluny School will commemorate National Catholic Schools Week, from Jan. 29 - Feb. More...

New Director at Potter

The Potter League board of directors has selected Connie Howard to be its next Executive Director. Howard will fill the vacancy created by longtime director Christie Smith’s departure in January. More...

Basic Pistol Class

The Newport Rifle Club is offering a basic pistol firearms course in the expanded facility above the club, 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown. More...

VNS Open House

The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties is looking for candidates to fill several full time, per diem, and part time position. A job fair will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 2- 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5-7 p.m. More...

Scholarships

Slom Scholarship for Freedom and Diversity   More...

Lyme Support Group

New location for this month’s meeting of the Lyme Support Group on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5:45 p.m. will be the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. For more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

Girls Indoor Lacrosse

Girls indoor lacrosse clinics will be held on Saturday mornings at the Hut through March 4. Girls in grades 3-5 will play from 10 -11 a.m. All ability levels are welcomed in this age group. More...

Islandwide High School Art Show

Select works by students from- Middletown, Portsmouth, Rogers, Portsmouth Abbey and St. George’s high schools will be shown Feb. More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport County YMCA will be offering a lifeguard training class during the February school vacation. The class will begin with a swim test on Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. The course will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Wednesday, Feb. More...

Volunteers Needed

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), which provides domestic violence support services and prevention education in Newport and Bristol counties, is looking for volunteers to join its development Committee. More...

Troop 82 Eagle Scout

In an Eagle Court of Honor, Boy Scout’s highest rank was bestowed upon Portsmouth High School senior James Hook. He is the son of Terrence and Kathleen Hook of Portsmouth. More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured exotic Egyptian clock is made of white metal, generally a poor substitute for bronze. More...

School Calendar Survey for 2017-2018

The Newport Public Schools district is collecting feedback on current and proposed changes to the 2017-2018 school calendar. Specifics include shortening the February break and the change in start times in the schools.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 23, the Newport Police Department responded to 431 calls. Of those, 128 were motor vehicle related; there were 120 motor vehicle violations issued and 8 accident reports.  More...

Black History Exhibit

In honor of Black History Month, local artist Estella Miller will have a display Feb. 1-28 at the Newport Public Library on the lower level. More...

Launch Tender Training

In conjunction with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a five-day launch tender training course will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 to Thursday, Feb. 16, at Confident Captain offices, 344 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. More...

Middletown Tax Discussion

The Middletown Tax Exploration Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station, Community Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

AARP Free Tax Help

Free income tax preparation will be offered at 11 sites in Newport County by the AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program beginning in February through April 18. All sites are walk-in. More...

Gilded Age Tea

The Newport Public Library will hold its fourth annual Gilded Age Tea at the Hotel Viking on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 - 4 p.m. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...