June 30, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Duck Race and Party

The 2016 MEC Third Beach Duck Race and Family Beach Party is set for Thursday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to Rose Island for the months of June to August, Monday through Friday. Come spend the day at beautiful Rose Island and help maintain a historic and environmental site in Narragansett Bay. More...

Day of Wishes

Help grant a wish, stop by 2005 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., proceeds from Empire Tea and Coffee, Subway, and Krispy Kreme Donuts will benefit Make a Wish. More...

Newport Gulls

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls,  Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team,  401-845-6832.  Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m.  No Games This Week  NECBL Southern Division   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, June 19, through Sunday, June 26, the Newport Police Department responded to 812 calls. Of those, 157 were motor vehicle related; there were 109 motor vehicle violations issued and 48 accident reports. More...

Newport in Bloom Announces 34th Year

However your garden grows— whether in a hanging basket, a flower pot, a tub, an urn, or a flower bed—Newport In Bloom wants you to share what you’ve got. More...

‘Intensive Vegetable Gardening’ Talk

The Seaside Garden Club invites the public to its monthly meeting on July 6 at the Fenner Avenue Hall at 6 p.m. More...

Newport Music Festival Begins July 8

The 48th season of the Newport Music Festival opens Friday, July 8, and runs through Sunday, July 24. More...

George Donnelly Sunset League

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. It is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the U.S. More...

KVH Technology Scholarship Recipient

Bailey Driscoll of Portsmouth has been awarded the 2016 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship. A 2016 graduate of Portsmouth High School, Driscoll will enter Brown University in the fall as a major in neuroscience/pre-medicine. More...

After 5 Beach Cleanup

Join in and work together to keep the beaches clean for a healthy ocean. Everyone welcome to help, meet at Surfers’ End of Second Beach, Middletown every Thursday until Labor Day from 5 - 6 p.m., rain or shine. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court heard 37 cases on June 27, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. They included 11 cases of open container/drinking in public. More...

For What It’s Worth

On a house call I discovered a stack of working drawings of late 19th-century stained glass watercolors from the firm of E.J.R. Goodman of Providence. More...

Middletown Resident Awarded Military Honor

A Middletown war hero was recently awarded the third-highest military decoration for valor.  On Jan. 25, 1967, while under fire from insurgent communist Viet Cong forces, Cpl. More...

Power Plant Proposal

A public forum will be held regarding the proposed power plant in Burrillville on Tuesday, July 12, from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library. More...

An Ocean View Exhibit at Library

Local artist Estella Miller has assembled a colored pencil display. The exhibit, “An Ocean View” is of coastal drawings and special features of lighthouses, sailboats, and sunsets. More...

AARP Trips

The Newport Chapter of AARP is sponsoring another trip to Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. More...