April 27, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A young collector (yes, they exist) recently brought in a postcard book of the Newport Naval Training Station, inquiring into its value. He said that he paid $2 for it at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. More...

Bingo Fundraiser

The Village House will host a bingo night fundraiser on Friday, April 28 at Fenner Hall, Newport. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. There will also be raffle prizes. More...

VFW Post 5392 Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. The main agenda item will be the election of officers and directors. More...

Free Fort Adams and Eisenhower House Tours

The Fort Adams Trust will be offering free tours of Fort Adams and the Eisenhower House to Newport County residents on Saturdays and Sundays, April 29-May 14. More...

Middletown Tax Discussion

The Middletown Tax Exploration Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station, Community Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

Water Main Flushing

A water main flushing program in designated areas will occur through May 3 as part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the water distribution system. The flushing will run from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. More...

CNA Training

A Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant job skills training program is being offered for Newport County residents beginning May 22 by East Bay Skills Alliance, a program of East Bay Community Action Program.  More...

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, school supplies and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Dawson Watts at her home, 15 Calvert St. More...

Robert S. H. Fye Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship has been established to honor Robert S.H. Fye, Middletown High School Class of 2002. Robert was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year at MHS. More...

Hibernian Scholarship

The Newport Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a female student attending a Catholic high school in Rhode Island or Massachusetts who is entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. More...

Jamestown Taxpayers Meeting

The next Taxpayers’ Association of Jamestown (TAJ) meeting will be Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, April 17 through Monday, April 21, the Newport Police Department responded to 615 calls. Of those, 135 were motor vehicle related; there were 110 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports.  More...

Cliff Walk Closure Extended

The Cliff Walk, north of Ruggles Avenue, will remain closed until June 30 in order to install a new concrete walking surface, a concrete retaining wall and to make drainage improvements. More...

Citizen of the Year

The Newport Lodge of Elks has chosen former Newport mayor, David Roderick, Jr. as their Citizen of the Year 2017. A dinner in his honor will be held Saturday, May 6. There will be a no host cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. More...

Learn About Being a Foster Care Family

Now, more than ever, there is a need for foster families for children and teens in Rhode Island. Child & Family hosts foster care information sessions on the first Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 2. More...

Return Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Newport Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with the opportunity to return unwanted or expired prescription drugs at three designated locations on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...