January 25, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A disappointed local brought in a collection of Wedgwood in the Edme pattern. Simple creamware from the 1950s, her mother's, a wedding gift now no longer used. I had to show her hundreds of examples on my iPad on eBay with very modest prices. More...

Open Gym

Newport Recreation has begun offering a preschool open gym time at the Hut. On Mondays and Thursdays the gym will be open from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for boys and girls up to the age of 5 to play in a warm, safe environment. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 15 through Monday, Jan. 22 the Newport Police Department responded to 474 calls. Of those, 178 were motor vehicle related; there were 160 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accident reports. More...

Feb. 15 Deadline for R.I. Foundation Grants

Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Newport County’s six cities and towns have until Feb. 15 to apply for $265,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Free Parent Workshop

General conversation and helping with homework , 6-7 p.m., Feb. 5, Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway, Newport. RSVP to Rebekah Rosen-Gomez at 401-619- 5336 or by email at rebekahgomez@npsri.net.  Gratis Padres Taller   More...

State Transportation Plan 'Vision Workshop'

The Rhode Island Division of Planning will hold a Transportation Plan “Vision Workshop” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

Adult Competitive Volleyball

Tryouts for the Newport County YMCA Adult Competitive Volleyball League will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The league will run Feb. 14 to May 16, with games played on Wednesday nights at 6:15 and 7:55 p.m. More...

NYC Frostbite Results

Newport Frostbite sailing was held on Sunday, Jan. 21 under sunny, warm and light wind conditions with 35 sailors racing. Wind conditions limited the competition to one race in each class. More...

Rogers Tour Scheduled

A public tour of Rogers High School is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. to see firsthand the condition of the facility. The tour will begin in the school cafeteria. More...

St. Practice Day

The Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee is holding its major fundraiser, “St. Practice Day” on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, Feb. 3, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Black History Exhibit

A black history exhibit by local artist Estella Miller will be on display Feb. 1-28 at the Newport Public Library. More...

Foster Grandparents Sought

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is actively recruiting foster grandparent volunteers in local schools, libraries, Head Start programs and other nonprofit organizations throughout the East Bay. More...

College Aid Assistance

Free college planning services will be provided by RISLA College Planning Center at local high schools. For help with the student aid forms, counselors will be available Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29 at Rogers High School and Fridays, Jan. More...