August 3, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the seventh race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The following are the top finishers in the four classes:  More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1-2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St. No appointment or referral is needed. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Team Standings Wins Losses Brothers Oven 10 6 Westcott 9 6 Town Dock 7 6 Rathskeller 7 7 More...

Beach Idol Singing Competition

Beach Idol will take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Easton’s Beach through Aug. 17. Performers must be 6-16 years old. More...

Polo Charity Match

Last month’s Newport International Polo Series second annual All Charity Day Match raised more than $22,000 for 20 civic and charitable organizations. More...

Scratch Mastery Meetup

The Scratch Mastery Challenge, a free, three-month program, will begin Monday, Aug. 7. It is offered through FabNewport at 1 York St., where youth will have the opportunity to challenge themselves with Scratch software every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta Around the Corner

The Jamestown Yacht Clubsponsored Fools’ Rules Regatta is celebrating 40 years. Come build a boat or just watch this hilarious event on Saturday, Aug. 12. The first canon to begin construction of vessels will be fired at 9 a.m. More...

Children’s Health Care Grants

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is actively seeking grant applications from R.I. More...

Cultural Seascapes

Sarah Gaines, avid sailor and oceanographer, will be the next presenter in the Seamen’s Speaker Series on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Seamen’s Church Institute. More...

October Street Fair Set

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oc. 7 for the second Broadway Street Fair. Based on last year’s successful event, the Broadway Business & Merchants Association has chosen the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. More...

Police Department Hosts a Youth Saltwater Fishing Day

The Newport Police Department Community Policing Division will host a youth outreach program on Wedensday, Aug. 9 at Fort Adams State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of saltwater fishing. The event is for children ages 9-16. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 24 through Monday, July 31 the Newport Police Department responded to 848 calls. Of those, 178 were motor vehicle related; there were 139 motor vehicle violations issued and 39 accident reports. More...

Hillside Summer Party

The Hillside Charitable Organization is hosting a casual dinner dance summer party on Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Bohlin Center. To attend or make a donation to the organization, contact Tom at 401-612-3619 or tom.cornell@cox.net. More...

Speaker on Shipwrecks

Charlotte Taylor, author of the recently published “Images of American: Rhode Island Shipwrecks” will be the guest speaker at the Jamestown Historical Society annual meeting on Monday, Aug. More...

Talk on the British Occupation

The Portsmouth Historical Society and Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a talk by author, educator and historian Fred Zilian at the library on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. More...

Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren Carson will hold her summer constituent meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Artillery Company of Newport, 23 Clarke St. More...

Gilded Age Fashions

The Friends of Jamestown Library will present a free talk by fashion maven Ren Antonowicz titled, “Gilded Age Fashions of Newport Summer Residents” on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...