August 9, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Annual Opening of Burying Ground

The public will have a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground located at Kay Street, Touro Street and Bellevue Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Remembering Murphy Field

Currently the stone slide at Murphy Field is fenced off because of unsafe conditions. A community "sit in" dinner will be held at Murphy Field at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. More...

Candidate Ice Cream Social

Candidate Rebecca Schiff for State Representative is holding a meet and greet on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn more about her campaign and how she plans to represent voters in the R.I. State House. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 30 through Monday, August 6 the Newport Police Department responded to 820 calls. Of those, 206 were motor vehicle related; there were 156 motor vehicle violations issued and 50 accident reports. More...

‘Paddle for Access’

Clean Ocean Access is hosting the 9th annual Newport Harbor standup paddle board event, now called “Paddle for Access,” to raise awareness and funds to protect and preserve shoreline access on Aquidneck Island. More...

Community Dinner

The Newport Working Cities Collaborative will hold its next Community Dinner at the Florence Gray Center, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. Dinner will be followed by a conversation at 5:30 and will end by 7 p.m. Babysitting is available.  More...

Verduras de verano

Las verduras del RI Community Food Bank y los agricultores locales estarán disponibles para todos y por orden de llegada, todos los jueves de 10 am. A 4pm. O hasta que se acaben los productos, en el vestíbulo principal del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Libros gratis

Newport Open Space regalará libros gratuitos donados por la Biblioteca Pública de Newport los jueves, durante todo el verano, desde el mediodía hasta la 1 pm en el parque Miantonomi. More...

Car Wash Fundraiser

American Heritage Girls will hold a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clements Marketplace, 2575 East Main Road, Portsmouth. The event will benefit Back2Back ministries. More...

Reading of George Washington Letter

The annual reading of George Washington's historic letter "To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport" will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St. The letter regards religious freedom in America. More...

Back-to-School Supplies Collection

Child and Family Services is collecting school supplies for families in the community. More...

For What It’s Worth

Coaching has been a favorite pastime for The Newport summer colony for decades as shown in this steel engraving from Harper’s Weekly from the 1880’s of coaches and carriages on Bellevue Avenue in front of The Casino. More...

‘Chasing Summer’

Race4Chase, a free summer celebration event will be held at Fort Adams on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds go towards scholarships for the Race- 4Chase program, a Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation. More...

Summer Veggies

Vegetables from the RI Community Food Bank and local farmers will be available to those in need on a first come, first served basis every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until produce runs out, in the main lobby at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Free Books

Newport Open Space will give away free books donated by the Newport Public Library on Thursdays, throughout the summer, from noon to 1 p.m. at Miantonomi Park. Children are invited to read under a tree or to take a book home. More...