June 14, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Young Adult ARC Book Club

Advanced Readers Copies Book Club (or ARC, for short) at the Newport Public Library is not like any book club you’ve been to before. ARC gives teens access to the hottest young adult titles before they’re published. More...

Book Launch

The public is invited to a book launch party for "Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame" by local historian Brian Stinson. It will be held June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

JYC Results

Jamestown Yacht Club held the first race of its summer series on Tuesday, June 12. The following are the results for the race:  A Class: 1. Just A Friend, C&C 30, Clay & Nancy Deutsch; 2. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42, Linc Mossop III; 3. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Saturday, June 16, @ 12 p.m. Town Dock vs RR Legion Rathskeller vs RR Const. More...

Newport Pride Weekend

The signature event of the inaugural Newport Pride Weekend, celebrating LGBTQ+ people and allies is the Newport Pride Ride on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. The free ride is put on by NewportOut in partnership with Bike Newport. More...

Italian Cultural Trip to NYC

The Forum Lodge, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy is sponsoring an Italian cultural overnight trip to New York City on Oct. 29- 30. More...

Hackers to Descend on Newport

It’s not just computers getting hacked: people are getting hacked, too. The Pell Center at Salve Regina University is hosting New England’s first social engineering conference on Saturday, June 16, to explore these attacks and their defenses. More...

Gun Safety Forum

The Newport Democratic City Committee will hold a forum on gun safety on Monday, June 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pell Elementary School. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, June 17, 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...

Sail Newport Youth Challenge

The Sail Newport Youth Challenge for 2018 hosted two dinghy classes, with 44 Optis and 13 420s racing June 9 and 10 in light breezes on Narragansett Bay, with the race committee conducting five races for the youth sailors.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 4 through Monday, June 11, the Newport Police Department responded to 750 calls. Of those, 172 were motor vehicle related; there were 132 motor vehicle violations issued and 40 accident reports. More...

For What It’s Worth

“All that glitters” might be gold!, A collection of costume jewelry was recently brought in from a deceased distant Aunt inquiring of the value. Closer examination, with a loupe, discovered 3 14k gold pins and a cultured pearl necklace. More...

Picnic at Rifle Club

The public is invited to shoot a variety of firearms and enjoy free picnic fare at the Newport Rifle Club Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be held Thursday, June 14, 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...

Freshman Career Exploration Academy

Newport Public Schools is offering a four-week Earn and Learn career exploration program for current eighth graders to learn real world job readiness skills as they transition to high school. More...