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Friday, October 21, 2016

Sailing & Sports

Teams From 15 Nations Will Compete in Inaugural Red Bull Foiling Generation World Championship in Newport This Weekend

Fifteen national champion teams from around the world have assembled for the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in Newport. The brainchild of sports directors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, Red Bull Foiling Generation gives wings to talented sailors aged 16-20 by introducing them to the type of cutting-edge foiling technology used in


Video: Stoneacre Pantry, Ocean House and Johnson & Wales University on ‘The Chew’

Three Rhode Island culinary venues, as well as some beautiful shots of Rhode Island, appeared on The Chew earlier this week. In the pre-recorded October 19th episode, The Chew Crew visited Stone Acre Pantry (Newport), Johnson & Wales University (Providence) and Ocean House (Watch Hill)! The Chew is ABC’s daytime program that serves up everything food-from cooking and


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What’s Up For This Weekend In Newport: Oct. 21 – 23

Discover what’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport, RI! Scroll down for the most thorough, complete and correct live music, comedy and entertainment listings you can find in Newport Friday, October 21 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Gilded Metropolis Study Day: Newporters at Home in New York at The Breakers

Rhode Island

Lower Sakonnet River Closed to Shellfishing

A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Sakonnet River, Harvester Tagging Area 5C, until further notice. The closure is due to a preliminary toxic shellfish finding associated with the harmful algae bloom being monitored in Rhode Island waters. The closure includes carnivorous snails, such as whelk and moon snails. On October 7, The

Arts & Entertainment

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Casting Call For National Food Brand, Filming to Take Place in Providence or Newport

Attention chefs, bartenders, servers, foodies and pretty much anyone who wants to model – a National Food Brand has issued a casting call. Filming for the shoot will take place in Newport or Providence, you should react to this quick as the dates they need the right model to be available for filming is October 26th, 27th

City & Government

ACLU Sends Letter to Newport City Council, Calls Proposed Panhandling Ordinance Inappropriate

Councilor John Florez’s proposed Panhandling Ordinance is inappropriate from both a legal and policy perspective, according to Steven Brown Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island. Brown sent a letter regarding directed to Chris Behan, City Solicitor of Newport, this week regarding the proposed panhandling ordinance.  All seven members of Newport City Council received a copy

Rhode Island

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URI to Present ‘Distinguished Achievement Awards’ in Newport on October 22nd

University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley will spotlight the achievements of a group of alumni and friends at the University’s 11th annual Distinguished Achievement Awards on Oct. 22 at the Newport Marriott. The President’s Awards will be presented to leaders in business, education, economic development and even the world’s leading gaming and lottery

Arts & Entertainment

Horror Movie to be Filmed in East Greenwich an Wakefield This Fall

Rhode Island Producer Tom DeNucci (“Almost Mercy”) has announced that his company, Woodhaven Media, has teamed up with Matt O’Connor and Glenn Jeffrey of 2Cousins Productions to film the horror story “ANDERS MANOR”. Based on a concept by O’Connor and Jeffrey, the screenplay was penned by locals Mike Messier, DeNucci, O’Connor and Jeffrey. Warwick resident,

City & Government

Sav Rebecchi Demands Senator Paiva-Weed Explain Campaign Contributions from Outside of District

After examining the most recent campaign filings at the Rhode Island Board of Elections, the Independent candidate for Senate District 13, Sav Rebecchi, is demanding that his opponent, Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed explain why she reportedly has accepted over a quarter of a million dollars in campaign contributions from outside of the district. Rebechhi has released


Lecture and Exhibit to Recount Historic Slave Emancipation & Reparation Effort From 1795

With the critical acclaim and success of Academy Award-winning “12 Years A Slave,” the acclaimed remake of “Roots,” and the recent release of “Birth of a Nation,” historical dramas portraying the African American experience from slavery to freedom has inspired many to learn more about this important, yet complex chapter in American history. On Thursday

City & Government

Representative Deborah Ruggiero named ‘Community Hero’ by Lucy’s Hearth

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero will be honored as a “Community Hero” by Lucy’s Hearth next week for her consistent and perseverant dedication to the Middletown organization that provides shelter and programs for homeless women and their children. Representative Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), who has served in the House since 2009, has long worked to assist


Local Commentary: RI Senate President & Cabal Stifles Newport’s Potential

Sunday’s Providence Journal ran the article  “Challenger takes on R.I. Senate president” featuring the race between Senator Teresa Paiva-Weed and Jamestown independent candidate Sav Rebecchi.  To her “credit,”   Senator Paiva-Weed, in concert with her close, Newport politician friends (Mayor JeanneMarie Napolitano, Newport school committee’s Jo Eva Gaines, Kathy Silvia, and  Sandra Flowers) has done


Historic Gravestones Will be Reset During Public Ceremony in Common Burying Ground on Saturday

The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission will host a celebration and resetting of historic gravestones at the Common Burying Ground in Newport on Saturday October 22nd at 11a.m. A 326-year old gravestone, which went missing from Newport approximately 37 years ago, was recently returned to Newport after being discovered in a suburban Philadelphia yard. In August

City & Government

Representative Carson to Host Constituent Meeting Next Week on Ballot Questions

Representative Lauren H. Carson (D – District 75, Newport) will hold a constituent meeting next week focusing on the seven ballot questions being posed to Rhode Island voters on Election Day. The meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. All District 75 residents are welcome. Joining


People’s Credit Union Earns Multiple Awards At Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention

People’s Credit Union was recently awarded the Excellence in Advocacy Award for Rhode Island and the Credit Union of the Year by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Excellence in Advocacy Award for Rhode Island award was in recognition of People’s Credit Union’s commitment to promoting awareness of credit unions. In addition to the Excellence