May 18, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Reusable Bags a New Hot Commodity

Move over penny loafers, reusable bags are the new hot accessory in Newport. On March 8, Newport City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits retailers from providing single-use plastic bags at the point-of-sale. Between now and Nov. More...

Plimoth Colony Talk

Richard Pickering from the Plimoth Plantation will give a talk, “1624: Politics in Plimoth Colony” on Sunday, May 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the La Forge Restaurant. More...

Point Plant Sale

The Point Association’s annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Annuals, perennials, herbs and garden items will be for sale. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 8 through Monday, May 15, the Newport Police Department responded to 605 calls. Of those, 140 were motor vehicle related; there were 105 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports.  More...

Secret Garden Call for Volunteers

Over the years the Secret Garden Tour has provided more than $1.25 million in support of art education in our public schools. Part of the success has been the dedication and commitment of loyal volunteers. More...

White Elephant Sale

Cluny School parents will hold a “White Elephant” sale to benefit the school on Saturday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Items will be staged indoors in the school’s former Lower School building at 75 Brenton Road. More...

‘Proudly We Sing’

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of Lori McDowell, will present its annual “Proudly We Sing” concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church. More...

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that the grand marshal of the 62nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the Honorable Colleen Hastings. More...

Lyme Support Group

May is Lyme Awareness Month and the next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Debate on Marijuana Legalization

The Redwood Library will host a debate on the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Casino Theater. The debate will be held by a panel of two advocates, Jared Moffat, director of Regulate Rhode Island, and Michael C. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Friday, May 19 @ 7 p.m. RR Legion vs Westcott Saturday, May 20 @ 12 p.m. Town Dock vs Rathskeller RR Construction vs Westcott @ 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:30 p.m. RR Legion vs Mudville Wednesday, May 24 @ 7:30 p.m.& More...

For What It’s Worth

People bring us items that they will include in an upcoming yard sale, asking if they are worth anything. More...

Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Arts & Cultural Alliance annual meeting will be on Tuesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Salvation Café. The event is free and open to all artists and arts enthusiasts. More...

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

The Newport Recreation Department will host the Scott’s Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, on Friday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Toppa Field. More...

Montessori School Open House

Connect with the parents and educators behind Sea Rose Montessori Aquidneck Co-Op School at an open house on Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Designed for working families, Sea Rose opens in September. Dr. More...