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Newport Art Museum Fundraiser, Saturday, June 3

As sponsors of the Newport Art Museums “Artists’ Ball,” Rib & Rhein will hold a Tea Party fundraiser featuring masks made of Swarovski crystals on Saturday, June, from 3 – 6 p.m. at their store, 86 William St.  RIB & RHEIN has commissioned masks featuring Swarovski crystals, available for purchase, along with ball gowns by Zac Posen, as a run-up to the July 1 Artists’ Ball. The event is co-hosted by Elizabeth Ann Kahane and Molly de Ramel.

Potter League’s annual Heart & Sole Walk, Sunday, June 4

Walk begins at 11 a.m. at the Glen Park, registration begins at 9 a.m. Potter League for Animals is hosting its annual Heart and Sole Walk for Animals on Sunday, June 4 Glen Park in Portsmouth. The event is the Potter League’s largest summer fundraiser, bringing together more than 450 people and 200 dogs to raise funds and awareness for homeless and neglected animals across Rhode Island and beyond. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to care for more than 2,000 animals that will come to the Potter League for help this year. For more information, call 401-846-0592 x 125 or email at SusanR@PotterLeague.org.


Clarence Darrow: A One-Man Play

Rob Reimer will appear in a one-man play based on the writings of famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow at the Edward King House’s “At the Studio.” As the famous attorney he will reminisce over his long and renowned career, touching on many of his famous trials, including the "Monkey" trial and the sensational Leopold-Loeb case. June 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 11 & 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at edwardkinghouse.org or by calling 401-846-7426.

Sidewalk Litter Law Gets Initial Nod

Newport City Council preliminarily approved a new law that would hold businesses accountable for litter dropped on sidewalks by the public. Violators may be fined up to $100 per day.

At the March meeting, councilors also asked staff to look into adding more cigarette and waste receptacles in high-traffic areas. However, City Manager Joseph Nicholson told Newport This Week there was no immediate plans to add additional trash barrels, but the city would add more cigarette receptacles in the near future.

The new language states that Newport businesses that border “on a public sidewalk shall keep said sidewalk along the length of their business premises free of all trash, debris, litter and cigarette butts at all times.” The term “sidewalk” also includes tree wells and planters, according to the amendment. Sweeping debris into the street, curb line or storm drains is prohibited.

Although the ordinance applies to businesses citywide, one of the precipitating objectives was to protect the newly installed green infrastructure on Broadway, which was designed to filter storm water before it enters the harbor.

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