August 10, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Discover Newport Proposes Taxing District

As reported in Newport This Week last week, Discover Newport is facing a reduction of over $300,000 in annual revenue based on adjustments implemented by the state, relative to hotel room taxes. More...

October Street Fair Set

Artisan and craft vendors are invited to participate in the second Broadway Street Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7. More...

Special Exhibit

A Makonde African sculpture exhibit will be on display at the Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St. on Monday, Aug. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Team Standings Wins Losses Westcott 10 6 Brothers Oven 11 7 RR Construction 10 9 Town Dock 9 9 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...

Candidate Forum

The Taxpayers Association of Jamestown is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. More...

‘Red Hot Mamas’ Auditions

The Edward King House will hold open auditions on Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. for its fall production of the comedy “Red Hot Mamas,” written by local playwright David W. Christner and directed by Rob Reimer. More...

Rec Reunion Lineup

The biannual Rec Reunion has a week long lineup of activities. The Newport Harbor cruise is sold out, but there is lots more planned through Aug. 17.  See friends, both old and new, on Friday, Aug. 11 at the VFW Hall, Middletown, from 7 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured cross was offered for sale, with the buyer stating that her mother purchased it on The Ponte Vecchio, believing that it was worth several thousand dollars. Examination revealed no hallmarks or indication of gold content. More...

Noble Peace Prize Recipient Visits NWC

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is holding its fifth annual Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference on Aug. 10-11. More...

Children’s Health Care Grants

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

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 31 through Monday, Aug. 7 the Newport Police Department responded to 763 calls. Of those, 125 were motor vehicle related; there were 85 motor vehicle violations issued and 40 accident reports. More...

Realtor Foundation Grants

The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island is accepting applications for funding grants of up to $5,000 that support the foundation’s mission to assist individuals or entities that have been affected by a personal or natural disaster. More...

Portsmouth Yard Sale

The Portsmouth Senior Center is hosting a yard sale, rain or shine, on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Portsmouth Multi- Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road. The center’s thrift shop will be open. More...

Historic Burying Ground Annual Opening

The public is invited to walk the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground, located at the intersection of Kay and Touro Streets and Bellevue Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

‘Doggie Dip’

The Newport County YMCA will be hosting a Doggie Dip with the Potter League for the Animals on Saturday, Aug. 19, at noon. The event is a fundraiser to support the Potter League’s Camp Happy Tails/Newport County YMCA Summer Camp. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street in Tiverton. A meal will be served after the meeting. Prospective new members are welcome to attend. More...