July 26, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Bridge Realignment Speaker

A representative from RIDOT will be the featured speaker and make a presentation on the Pell Bridge realignment project at the next OBNA (Off Broadway Neighborhood Association) meeting on Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at The Parlor. More...

History of the Newport Bridge

James Ricci, author of the recently published "The Newport Bridge," will be the guest speaker at the Jamestown Historical Society annual meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. More...

A Perfect Storm

Climatologist Jeff Donnelly from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will be speak Wednesday, Aug. 1 about the historical links between hurricanes, climate change and the population growth along the coast. More...

Lifeguard Tournament

The annual Newport Lifeguarding Tournament will be held on July 31 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Easton’s Beach. The public can view teams from all over New England in swimming, rowing and other lifesaving skills.   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 6:45 p.m. More...

Want a Furry-fix?

Learn how to become a volunteer at the Potter League for Animals on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a general information session. 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...

Comidas de verano para niños

La ciudad ofrecerá un almuerzo gratis, de lunes a viernes, a cualquier niño menor de 18 años en siete ubicaciones de la ciudad hasta agosto y un desayuno gratis en Boys and Girls Club, York Street, desde el día 2 de julio al agosto 17.  More...

Take Me Fishing Day

Come join the fun and try your skills at tying knots, baiting, casting and fish painting at the annual Take Me Fishing Day on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. More...

For What It’s Worth

Recently brought in, a paper back book titled: “Early Concert Life in America 1731-1800” This interesting volume by O.G. Sonneck was written in 1907 in Germany. Colonial Newport is notated in this volume. More...

Promotion

Newport firefighter Scott Williams was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. His wife Lucia pinned him with his new badge.   More...

Lively Lunch Lecture Series

The Newport Open Space Partnership is reviving its Lively Lunch Lecture Series this summer. The first lecture will be Thursday, Aug. 2, at noon in Touro Park. Jay Sweet, of Newport Festivals Foundation will be the guest speaker. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 16 through Monday, July 23 the Newport Police Department responded to 843 calls. Of those, 150 were motor vehicle related; there were 105 motor vehicle violations issued and 45 accident reports. More...

Volunteers Wanted

Early Risers Needed

Save The Bay is gearing up for its 42nd annual Save The Bay Swim and is recruiting volunteers to support the event at the Newport Naval Base and at Potter Cove (Jamestown) on Saturday, Aug. 4.  More...

Tax Preparer Volunteers

The AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for a few good volunteers for our fall training and certification classes. Learn about changes to this year’s tax code, and the new “post-card” return form. More...

Summer Meals for Children

The City will provide a free lunch, Monday through Friday, to any child under 18 at seven locations throughout the city, through August, and a free breakfast at the Boys and Girls Club, York Street, from July 2 to Aug. 17.  More...

Dia para llevarme a pescar

Únete a la diversión y prueba tus habilidades para atar nudos, cebos, moldes y pintura de peces en el evento anual Día para llevarme a Pescar, el dia sábado 4 de agosto, de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. en el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en Sachuest Point. More...

CORRECTION:

In last week's issue, we reported that there had been a vote by the members of the Short-Term Rentals Investigatory Group to recommend endorsing the new zoning definitions for these units discussed at its July 12 meeting. There was no actual vote. More...