April 6, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

A Talk: Gentlemans’ Farms

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s Education and Interpretive Programs specialist, Abigail Stewart, will give a talk on the tradition of gentlemens’ farms on Aquidneck Island and their connection to Newport in the late 18th and More...

Marine Trades Exploration Week

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 on April 17-21, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Brain Injury Support Group

The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of this.  More...

Cliff Walk Closure

The Cliff Walk will be closed north of Ruggles Ave. to make improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured around the closed area to the Shepard Ave., Ochre Point Ave. and Ruggles Ave. sidewalks.   More...

Irish Heritage Awards

The Board of Directors of the Newport Irish Heritage Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2017 CIVITAS and Fenian awards. More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady brought in a large collection of costume jewelry she had amassed over her life time inquiring about value. Condition, era, studio pieces all relate to value. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, April 8, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Be a Part of Middletown’s History

Volunteers are needed by the Middletown Historical Society to fulfill its mission of education, restoration and preservation. More...

Eagle Award

Boy Scout Troop 82’s newest Eagle Scout is Ruairi Alan Ouellette MacMillan. Ruairi, the son of Jeanne Ouellette and Alan Mac- Millan of Portsmouth, is the troop’s 142nd Eagle Scout. More...

New Bereavement Support Group

The Visiting Nurse Service will partner with Memorial Funeral Homes to offer a new session of bereavement support group meetings, called “Building Bridges,” on Tuesdays from April 18 to May 23, from 4:30-6 p.m. More...

Energy & Environment Commission Meeting

The public is invited to attend Newport’s Energy & Environment Commission meeting on Monday, April 10, from 6-8 p.m. in the Program Room, at the Newport Public Library. More...

Middletown Budget Meetings

The public is invited to attend the Middletown Town Council budget sub-committee meetings on Thursday, April 13, and Monday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m., and on Friday April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall.   More...

Plant Swap

Guests and potential new members are invited to attend the meeting for the Garden Club of Middletown on Tuesday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown. The meeting will be followed by a plant swap. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 27 through Monday, April 3, the Newport Police Department responded to 459 calls. Of those, 130 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports.  More...

ALT Extension

The Aquidneck Land Trust has been given a one-time extension to purchase Spruce Acres Farm. The deadline has been moved to June 30 for ALT to raise approximately $450,000. More...

Mental Illness Support Group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rhode Island will hold a free support group for family members of people living with mental illness on Tuesday, April 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. More...

Oldies Night

Newport Festa Italiana will hold an Oldies Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Valley Road, Middletown. Music will be provided by DJ Don. There will be dancing, refreshments and a raffle. More...

Spring Recycling Day

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Spring Recycling Day on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, in Easton’s Beach east parking lot. More...

Sea Rise Talk at SCI

The next lecture in the monthly Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series, “Flooding and Sea Rise on our Backyards: The Next Resiliency Steps for Newport and Rhode Island,” will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. More...