August 2, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Patriarchs Ball Gilded Age invitations are rare and this one, “Compliments of Ward McAllister,” is no exception. Who's Who of High Society lists, to name a few: William Astor, August Belmont, Robert Goelet, J. More...

Book Signing

Rhode Island and Newport author and historian Brian Stinson will visit the Newport Public Library on Saturday, Aug. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 23 through Monday, July 30 the Newport Police Department responded to 674 calls. Of those, 176 were motor vehicle related; there were 128 motor vehicle violations issued and 48 accident reports. More...

Oldies Night

The Newport Festa Italiana committee will hold its Oldies Night on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Valley Road, Middletown. More...

A Big Thank You

There are many incredible things to say about the Newport Folk Festival held this past weekend. Kudos to our friends at the Festivals Foundation for another year of great music, great people, great care, and super positivity.  More...

Summer Veggies

Vegetables from the RI Community Food Bank and local farmers will be available to all on a first come, first served basis every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until produce runs out, in the main lobby at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Free Books

Newport Open Space will give away free books donated by the Newport Public Library on Thursdays, throughout the summer, from noon to 1 p.m. at Miantonomi Park. Children are invited to read under a tree or to take a book home. More...

Introducción a Microsoft Word

La Biblioteca Pública de Newport ofrecerá un taller de computación el miércoles 8 de agosto de 2:30 a 4:00 p. Aprenda a crear, guardar e imprimir documentos. More...

‘Chasing Summer’

Race4Chase, a free summer celebration event will be held at Fort Adams on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds go towards scholarships for the Race4Chase program, a Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation. More...

Pair Arrested For Multiple Robberies

Jamestown Police have arrested a pair of northern Rhode Island men connected to a series of break-ins and thefts in Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, and Massachusetts, as many as five robberies in one hour.  More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. Open to all persons with diabetes and no appointment or referral is needed. More...

Sister City Visit

To celebrate the arrival of two sailors from Newport’s Sister City of Imperia, Elena Oddone and Francesca Riano, Mayor Harry Winthrop and the Newport City Council is inviting the public to a special reception at the Newport Yacht Club, Thursday More...

Verduras de verano

Las verduras del RI Community Food Bank y los agricultores locales estarán disponibles para todos y por orden de llegada, todos los jueves de 10 am. A 4pm. O hasta que se acaben los productos, en el vestíbulo principal del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Libros gratis

Newport Open Space regalará libros gratuitos donados por la Biblioteca Pública de Newport los jueves, durante todo el verano, desde el mediodía hasta la 1 pm en el parque Miantonomi. More...

Beach Idol

At the third week of the summer season's Beach Idol, Skylar Charette, 10, of Newport was the night's winner. Beach Idol competition will continue on Thursdays at Easton’s Beach. Sign-ups are at 6:45 p.m. at the Snack Bar.   More...

Introduction to Microsoft Word

The Newport Public Library will be offering a computer workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 2:30-4 p.m. Learn to create, save and print documents. More...