Last Chance for 2022 Holiday Happenings

Lantern Walking Tour Dec. 30 from 4-5 p.m. Holiday Lantern Tour features history of early American holiday traditions, prices vary, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, Sparkling Lights Dec. 30-Jan. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Holiday lights and outdoor music, an outdoor magical wonderland at The Breakers, prices vary, purchase tickets online, The Breakers, 44 Ochre […]

Jan. 6 Non-Partisan ‘Lest We Forget’ Vigil

The League of Women Voters of Newport County, RI, is holding a candlelight vigil from 4:30-5:30 pm, on Friday, January 6th, in Newport’s Washington Square. Organizers of the event want this vigil to stand as a reminder that the voting in Rhode Island—as well as other states—in 2020 and 2022, was safe, secure, and indeed represented the will of the […]

Changes in Maximum Vehicle Weight Allowance on Mount Hope Bridge

As of December 29, 2022, the maximum vehicle weight allowed on the Mount Hope Bridge will be changed from 40 tons to 30 tons. The modified weight allowance is due primarily to a Federal Highway Administration load rating manual update.  It is also required because of an “as-built” design factor which has existed since the bridge opened in 1929.  The […]

Lecture: The Architecture of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam on Jan. 12

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at noon on Zoom, Dr. Pieter Vlaardingerbroek will present an illustrated talk live from Amsterdam on the architecture and interior of the 1675 Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, the Esnoga and its direct influence on the architecture of the 1763 Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. Most of the Jewish immigrants arriving in Amsterdam at the […]

Jan. 13 Robin Williams Film Series kicks off at Newport Public Library

Newport Public Library continues its Friday afternoon Film Series continues this season. Movies are held at 2:00pm in the Friends Program Room. No registration required; just drop in! Light refreshments will be provided. Newport Public Library is located at 300 Spring St. Good Will Hunting (1997) Jan. 13 from 2-5 p.m. Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift […]