February 16, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Portuguese Symbol Meets Irish Parade

Over the past several years, the buttons shown off at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser have been the brightest baubles on the beams.  This year’s offering may be the brightest yet, and the most intriguing .  More...

ALT Art and Writing Winners

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) announced six student winners in the 2016 Sixteen on Center Art & Writing Contest, held annually to promote the importance and value of a healthy environment to the youth of Aquidneck Island. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is what is commonly called “The Marley Horse.” This bronze horse and figure came in many different sizes; from small to quite large. There is an example in the Oval Office, and I presume that it is still there! More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. For more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

For All Rhode Islanders

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee (JRTC) invites the public to attend its winter lecture series that will discuss informative topics relative to all Rhode Island residents on local, state, and national levels. More...

Business Expo and Job Fair 2017

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Business Expo and Job Fair at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina (formerly Hyatt Regency Newport) on Tuesday, March 14, from 4-7 p.m. More...

‘Girls on the Run’

The Pennfield School is hosting the “Girls on the Run” from Feb. 28 - May 18. The national program is designed for middle school girls, grades 3-5. More...

Aiming for a Police Career

For the second year, the Newport Rifle Club has provided free firearms safety and marksmanship training to members of the Police Explorers. Newport Police Sgt. More...

Hibernians Seek Caddies to Tell Their Tales

“Caddyshack” was not filmed in Newport, but it could have been. 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...

Community Project Grants Available

The Newport Health Equity Zone (NHEZ) is inviting Newport residents to submit a project proposal that will improve the quality of life for Newport residents. Selected project(s) will be funded for up to $9,000. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. More...

King Park Dinghy Rack Lottery

A public lottery will be held for the King Park dinghy racks. Applications will be available online and at the Harbormaster office. Applications will be accepted Feb. 1-28.  There is a one application per person limit. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 6 through Monday, Feb. 13, the Newport Police Department responded to 557 calls. Of those, 128 were motor vehicle related; there were 106 motor vehicle violations issued and 22 accident reports.  More...

Ton of Love Food Drive

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is holding a food drive during the month of February to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. More...

AARP Monthly Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Fenner Hall, Fenner Ave., Newport. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. More...

RAD Class

Newport Police Officer Brittany Foster, a nationally certified Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructor, will be presenting a women’s self-defense course Monday through Thursday, March 20-23, from 6-9 p.m. More...

Grant Workshop at Arts Around the Fire

The Newport Arts and Cultural Alliance will hold a special edition of Arts Around the Fire on Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a grants workshop at the Newport Art Museum from 5 - 6 p.m. More...