July 19, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport’s Finest

The Newport Fire Department’s Shift-4 firefighters quickly responded to a house fire on Broadway on July 15. More...

Butterfly Gardening

Learn how to find and raise Monarch butterflies at home with Rhode Island certified horticulturist Kristyn Woodland and naturalist Charles Avenengo. They will present an up-close look at Monarchs and other pollinators found in backyards. More...

Symphony in the Park

A special concert will be performed in Miantonomi Park for free on Monday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. by the Newport Community Band of Salve Regina University. More...

Call for Middletown Library Volunteers

Would you like to assist in enhancing library services and programs in the community? Consider becoming a Board of Director member for the Friends of the Middletown Public Library. Engage with an active group of volunteers to support the library. More...

Sunset League Names 2018 Hall of Fame Class

The George Donnelly Sunset Baseball League recently announced its fourth Hall of Fame class. These players played huge parts in making the GDSL what it is now, as the league continue celebrating its 100th season.  More...

For What It’s Worth

Silver plate can often be more interesting than sterling silver, especially American Aesthetic era examples. The pictured basket is decorated with flowers, leaves and large horseflies. More...

El programa East Bay Abuelos Adoptivos (Foster)

Esta reclutando a miembros de la comunidad bilingües (de habla hispana o portuguesa) de 55 años de edad o más para servir como voluntarios en escuelas locales, bibliotecas, programas de Head Start y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro en East Bay More...

Trash Talk

Enjoy an evening “talking trash” with Clean Ocean Access on Monday July 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Harbor Walk

Friends of the Waterfront will lead a free Harbor Walk Sunday, July 22, at 1 p.m. The walk will start at Mary Ferrazzolli Park at the end of Long Wharf and continue along the waterfront to King Park. More...

CPR Training

Free CPR training for the general public is being offered at the Brown Medicine Patient Center, 375 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. The training is open to anyone over the age of 18 with advance registration required. More...

Paws for a Cause

Hotel Viking will be hosting a Paws for a Cause event on Thursday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can dine or enjoy passed appetizers with their dogs on the One Bellevue Patio and support the Potter League. More...

Newport Firsts

Newport was the site of one of the most famous early acts of defiance by American colonists against England, known as “The Liberty Affair,” which took place July 19, 1769.  More...

Edward King House Honorees

Florence Archambault will be honored as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year at an awards ceremony July 26, 6 p.m., for the Edward King House Annual Meeting. More...

Local Business Owners Plead to Fraud Charges

The following pleaded no contest in Superior Court July 17 to charges of obtaining money under false premises:  Michelle Fontana, 59, of 32 Middleton Ave., Unit W, and owner of Chez Shell, 408 Thames St.  Sandra Gaines, 72, of 821 Forest Pa More...

Family Campout

The Newport County YMCA is holding a family campout on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday morning. All families are invited to this free event. Bring your tent, sleeping bags, chairs, and flashlights! More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 9 through Monday, July 16 the Newport Police Department responded to 857 calls. Of those, 171 were motor vehicle related; there were 135 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accident reports. More...

Beach Idol

At the summer season Beach Idol kick off there was a tie between Kaylie Bidlack, 9, of Portsmouth, and Eden Conwell, 8, of Middletown. Beach Idol competition will continue on Thursdays at Easton’s Beach. Sign-ups are at 8:45 p.m. More...

East Bay Foster Grandparent Progam

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese speaking) community members 55 years of age or older to serve as volunteers in local schools, libraries, Head Start programs and other nonprofit organizations thro More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. Family and friends always welcome to attend. More...

Extra Hands Needed

Saturday morning volunteers are needed to help weed and mulch the two gardens at Equality Park. Meet at 9 a.m. and with enough volunteers the gardens should be all cleaned up in an hour.   More...

Entrenamiento de CPR (reanimación cardiopulmonar)

Se ofrece entrenamiento de CPR gratis para el público en general en el Brown Patient Center, 375 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. La capacitación está abierta a cualquier persona mayor de 18 años con un registro anticipado requerido. More...

Networking at the Viking

Newport Interactive Marketing along with co-hosts Newport County Chamber Connections and AMP-RI is holding its annual 109% networking opportunity on July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. atop the Hotel Viking. More...