October 18, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

This scary visage was emailed to me recently by its owner who purchased it in Florence, Italy over 30 years ago, inquiring about its value. Executed by Prof. Eugenio Pattarino who was a ceramics artist in Florence. More...

'I Am Whole' Wellness Fair & Fall Festival

The Newport County YMCA’s annual Fall Family Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown. The event is open to the community. More...

Daffodill Bulb Giveaway

All Aquidneck Islanders can receive a free bag of two dozen daffodil bulbs to plant this fall at their homes, community gardens, houses of worship, schools, and businesses; a value of close to $20. The bulb giveaway is Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. More...

National Head Start Awareness Month

Head Start Awareness Month was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982, as a platform for the community to celebrate the life changing impact of Head Start. This year’s theme is Language and Literacy.  More...

Newport County Youth Chorus

The Newport County Youth Chorus, a free after-school choral music education program for children in second through sixth grade, is accepting new singers through the end of October. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served following the meeting. Prospective members are welcome to attend. More...

Pedestrian Safety Meeting

Join Newport’s Department of Public Services for an informational meeting on a pair of proposed projects aimed at improving pedestrian safety on Bellevue Avenue at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Broadway between Friendship Street an More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct 8 through Monday, Oct. 15 the Newport Police Department responded to 550 calls. Of those, 128 were motor vehicle related; there were 95 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports.  More...

Special Visitor at Head Start

Students at East Bay Community Action Program’s Head Start in Newport surrounded Mayor Harry Winthrop when he visited to read to the children in honor of National Head Start Awareness Month.   More...

Town Pond Volunteer Needed

A volunteer is needed to cut back the vegetation at Town Pond, located in the Common Fence Point neighborhood of Portsmouth and conserved by the Aquidneck Land Trust. The volunteer would spend an hour or two each month. More...

Fall Friend-Raiser

An afternoon social hosted by The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) will host a Fall Friend-Raiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sail Newport's new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center. More...

Clements Crawling Contest

The 22nd annual crawling contest at Clements Marketplace will be on Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Parents can pit their little racers against other foes for bragging rights to the fastest crawler in town.   More...

Mes Nacional de Concientización de Head Start

El Mes Ronald Reagan proclamó el Mes de Concientización de Head Start en 1982, como una plataforma para que la comunidad celebre el impacto de Head Start que cambia la vida. El tema de este año es el lenguaje y la alfabetización.  More...

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award.  Joan Arnold was a longtime member of the league and served in many other community organizations. More...

Beirut and Moving Wall Memorials

The 35th annual Beirut Memorial Observance ceremony will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road. This year’s guest speaker is Lt. Col. Jonathan Kenney, USMC. More...

Rhode Island Open Drawing

The 12th annual Rhode Island Open Drawing exhibition has opened at the Newport Art Museum Coleman Center, 9 Liberty St. The drawing exhibit will be on display until Nov. 10. It is free and open to the public.   More...

Sailing Hall Approves Armory Purchase

Another hurdle has been passed in bringing the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport. The hall’s board of directors voted 17-9 on Oct. 16 to proceed with the purchase of the Newport Armory for $1.685 million.  More...