February 2, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Ruggiero Offers Office Hours on Feb. 4

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero invites the public to stop by her “office hours” at the Middletown Library on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. to discuss any legislative issues that are on your mind. More...

Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission

The next meeting of the Newport Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m., at the Bike Newport Office, 62 Broadway, across from City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. 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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 23 through Monday, Jan. 30, the Newport Police Department responded to 488 calls. Of those, 143 were motor vehicle related; there were 128 motor vehicle violations issued and 15 accident reports.  More...

Carson Constituent Meeting on Feb. 6

Rep. Lauren Carson will continue to hold her open constituent meetings throughout the district. Her first meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. The meeting will focus on small business issues.  More...

Saturday French Conversation Group

The Alliance Française of Newport will hold its first Saturday conversation group on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the French Confection, 72 East Main Road, Middletown.  The AFN Saturday conversation group will meet weekly. 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...

Pre-season Flag Rugby for 3rd-6th Graders

The Island Rugby Football Club will be hosting free, pre-season flag rugby training sessions at the Newport County YMCA for all 3rd-6th grade boys and girls.  The eight-week session will be held on Sundays from noon - 1 p.m. They begin Feb. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. More...

Meeting on National Grid Substation

Residents will have an opportunity this week to weigh in on a strongly debated National Grid initiative designed to improve Aquidneck Island’s electrical capacity and reliability. More...

Scholarships

Slom Scholarship for Freedom and Diversity   More...

Invenergy Power Plant Talk

Learn about the Clear River Power Plant and what it means for Newport on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

For What It’s Worth

American Aesthetic Era sterling silver is popular with collectors and museums. This small bowl was made by Gorham of Providence in the late 19th century. More...

Seed Propagation

Learn how to propagate trees from seed in a class led by botanist Hope Leeson of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. in McAuley Hall at Salve Regina University. 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...

‘Ministering to Merchant Mariners’

Reverend Erik Larsen will give a talk, “Ministering to Merchant Mariners” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Seamen’s Church Institute. The event is part of SCI’s ongoing Monthly Speaker Series. It will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Learn about Marine Trades Deadline Feb. 10

Newport Public Schools has partnered with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Herreshoff Marine Museum for an interactive Marine Trades Exploration Week, to take place over winter vacation, Feb. 20-24 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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. It is not necessary to be an AARP member to take advantage of this help. More...