November 16, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Pie Run Nov. 23

The annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run hosted by the YMCA will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23. More...

MEC Grants

More than $13,000 in funding will be awarded to Middletown Public Schools to support creative and resourceful educational opportunities in the town’s public schools through the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) Fall 2017-18 Grants Cycle. More...

For What It’s Worth

An email query last week about a large service of Hawkes glass tableware including gold rimmed glasses and a pitcher asked about value. Times have changed and younger people have little interest in fine stemware: not dishwasher safe! More...

Cheer Alumni Performance

The Rogers High School cheerleaders invite all former Rogers cheerleaders to perform with the current squad at halftime of the school’s Thanksgiving Day game. More...

Computer Workshop

Learn how to create a personal blog and post images at a free computer workshop offered at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Participants must have some basic computer skills and a Gmail account. More...

Owl Prowl

Learn how to identify owls by sight and call at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 18. Then prowl the trails at dusk as native owls begin to set up their nesting territory. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall. More...

Exploring Taxes

The Middletown Tax Exploration Sub-Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station’s Community Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

Theater Anniversary

In November of 1997 the Portsmouth Community Theater presented its first production of “Lovers and other strangers” at the Common Fence Point hall. More...

Newport Hospital Earns Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Newport Hospital was honored by the Press Ganey Guardian Association with an excellence award for its in-patient rehabilitation program at its national conference on Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla. More...

Kniskern Receives Civic Award

The League of Women Voters, Newport County has selected Hank Kniskern as the 2017 recipient of the Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. The award will be presented on Thursday, Nov. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served after the meeting. Prospective new members are welcome to attend. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 6 through Monday, Nov. 13 the Newport Police Department responded to 631 calls. Of those, 157 were motor vehicle related; there were 132 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports.  More...

Bell Ringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers as bell ringers for its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, Nov. 22 through Dec. 23. Bell ringing will take place at Stop & Shops, Shaw’s, and Walmart. Two-hour shifts are available from 10 a.m. More...

Holiday Assistance

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has begun its holiday food and gift assistance sign-up. Registration will be held during food pantry hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Semco Scholarship

Dr. Robert Semco of Semco Orthodontics has announced the fourth annual “How Can You Change the World?” College Scholarship. 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...