January 18, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Skip with the Sharks

Join the DD Sharks and learn competitive jump rope/Double Dutch. Children 8-and-over will be taught the basics of skipping rope, Double Dutch and will participate as a team. No prior experience is required. More...

Open Theater Auditions

Jamestown Community Theatre will hold open auditions for their spring production of “A Year with Frog & Toad,” based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an Opera House Program from Feb. 8, 1877 for an opera production of The Bohemian Girl. Admission was just 75 cents. Brought in by a local resident who ‘picked up things along the way’ inquired into value. More...

Working Cities Celebration

Newport was one of three cities in the state to be awarded a Working Cities Challenge Grant by the  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Jan. 15 the Newport Police Department responded to 575 calls. Of those, 170 were motor vehicle related; there were 134 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accident reports. More...

Healthy Vision

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Councilor Susan Taylor will host the fourth in a series of community discussions on recreational opportunities, at 6 p.m. at the Pell School. More...

College Aid Assistance

Free college planning services will be provided by RISLA College Planning Center at local high schools. For help with the student aid forms, counselors will be available Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29 at Rogers High School and Fridays, Jan. More...

Free Flag Rugby at Y

An additional donor has come forward to ensure that any child who wishes to participate in the indoor flag rugby session, hosted by Island Rugby Football Club can do so for free. More...

Adult 3-on-3 Basketball

Registration is open for the Newport County YMCA’s adult 3-on-3 basketball league that runs on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 to March 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the YMCA gym. The league is open to men and women over 18. More...

Indoor Football

A limited number of spots for boys and girls in grades three to eight are available for indoor football, which will begin Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Hut, 35 Golden Hill St. Games will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required. More...

Frostbite Race Results

The 2018 Frostbite Series for the Newport Yacht Club finally started Sunday, Jan. 14. The first two scheduled days were canceled due extreme cold weather. More...

Immigration Round Table

Four speakers will participate in a round-table discussion, each presenting a different angle to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States, on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Project Purple

The Newport County Prevention Coalition and its member community coalitions announce the launch of the Project Purple Initiative Anti-Substance Campaign. The official dates for Project Purple are Jan. 22-26. More...

Older Youth Volleyball

The first youth volleyball league for ages 12 to 17 will run in the YMCA gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program will focus on improving volleyball skills in a positive and fun atmosphere. More...

Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer will hold a constituent meeting Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. for an open discussion about the new legislative session. More...

Youth Sailing Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Youth Program at Sail Newport for youth ages 5-16. There are a variety of sessions and skill levels to choose from for your child(ren) to learn how to sail or to improve their skills. More...

Newport LEGO Club

Create with LEGO bricks, materials provided. Activities designed for children ages 5-12, their projects will be displayed for a week. LEGO Club will meet Saturday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. More...

Adult Exercise at the Hut

Start the New Year off healthy by exercising at the Hut. The Newport Recreation Dept. will be offering indoor walking at the Hut for adults. The gym will be open from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. More...