November 22, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a leather case with a silver plated box brought in by a visitor who wanted to know its purpose. Readers who are familiar with “The Hunt” in England would know that it is a sandwich case. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 13 through Monday, Nov. 20 the Newport Police Department responded to 535 calls. Of those, 135 were motor vehicle related; there were 111 motor vehicle violations issued and 24 accident reports. More...

Healthcare: What We Get Right and Wrong

Emergency room physician Dan Frees, M.D. will give an overview of the history of health insurance and government health policy on Monday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Library. More...

Winter Basketball Signups

Boys and girls basketball signups are now being accepted online for the Newport Recreation winter leagues. More...

Men of Movember

It’s time to put away your razors and open your wallets to combat cancer. Team Muzzy, a group of Newport men raising funds for cancer research, is hosting its annual Movember party on Friday Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. More...

NBS Volunteer Appreciation

The Norman Bird Sanctuary invites the public to celebrate a year of achievements and outstanding volunteer contributions time, talent, and energy to the organization at its annual meeting at Newport Vineyards on Thursday, Nov. More...

New Businesses Welcomed

Over the past month, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the following businesses to our community with either a ribbon cutting of grand opening.   More...

A Changing World Essay Competition

During the 2017-2018 academic year high school sophomores have the chance to enter an essay competition sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. More...

Call for Artists

Broadway Holiday “Walk About,” Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. If interested in being an artisan vendor email, Broadwaybusinessmerchants@gmail.com. More...

Colony House Open House

The community is invited to start the season with the Newport Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House. Visit the 1739 Colony House on Washington Square on Friday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Can You Be Safe from Gun Violence?

Two proposed bills, “No Guns in Schools” and “Ban on High Capacity Magazines” and the new “Protect RI Families Act” will be discussed on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Newport Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Jamestown Taxpayers Meeting

The next Taxpayers Association of Jamestown (TAJ) meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. A preliminary discussion of the 2018-2019 town and school budgets will take place. Concerned about rising taxes in Jamestown? More...

Council Workshop

The Newport City Council will hold a workshop regarding the Newport Historic Spring Project on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers. The public is invited to attend.   More...