March 9, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport 1772 Foundation Awards 23 Grants

The Newport-based 1772 Foundation, which promotes historic properties redevelopment programs (HPRPs), awarded 23 grants totaling more than $1 million at its quarterly meeting. Individual grants ranged from $15,000 to $125,000.  More...

Bike Newport Night

This year’s Bike Newport Night fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Midtown Oyster Bar. All proceeds will benefit community bike projects. More...

Citizenship Classes

Practice the citizenship interview, learn U.S. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local brought in a rare “programme” from The Opera House dated May 15, 1899. Monday afternoon at 2:30 John Philip Sousa was to conduct his band! Wow! More...

Parade Clean Up

The annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the city’s busiest days of the year. For the seventh straight year, the Brick Alley Pub will host the post-parade clean-up on Sunday, March 12, from 10 a.m. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, March16, 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...

Topiary Workshop

The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering a floral Easter egg topiary workshop, led by floral and event designer Liza Chung at the Green Animals Topiary Garden on Saturday, April 8. It is limited to 24 participants. More...

Little League Tryouts

The Newport Little League will hold tryouts on Saturday, March 18 at Thompson Middle School. All baseball and softball players ages 7-12 are eligible. Baseball tryouts will be held at 9 a.m. (10-12 years-old) and 10:30 a.m. (7-9). More...

Legislative Forum

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will hold a “Smart Island” public forum on Wednesday, March 15, from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport County campus auditorium. More...

Genealogy 101

A three-session genealogy course, “Genealogy 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Started” will be presented by Anne Wagner at the Portsmouth Free Public Library free of charge. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Horse Association Meeting

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW Post in Tiverton on Wednesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be an update of the Glen Farms restoration project for horse activities and the July polo match. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 27 through Monday, March 6, the Newport Police Department responded to 542 calls. Of those, 108 were motor vehicle related; there were 83 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports.  More...

Rabies Clinics

The Potter League, in partnership with the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, is offering a low-cost rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Garden Club Meeting

The Garden Club of Middletown will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, Middletown. There will be a pot luck luncheon. Guests and potential new members are welcome to attend. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters in Tiverton. More...

NAVSTA Tank Farm Cleanup

Environmental specialists will explain the next cleanup steps for Tank Farms 4 and 5 in a meeting of the NAVSTA (Naval Station) Newport Restoration Advisory Board on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m at the Courtyard Marriott, Middletown. More...

Middletown Tax Discussion

The Middletown Tax Exploration Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station Community Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

Bridge Realignment Announcement

The reconfiguration and reconstruction of the Pell Bridge ramps will be announced by Gov. Gina Ramondo and Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at Guerney’s Resort.   More...