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August 21, 2017

The modified Volvo 70 Warrior, co-skippered by Stephen Murray, Sr. and Stephen Murray, Jr. of Newport Orleans, La. won line honors and IRC division in the 2017 Ida Lewis Distance Race.

(Photo by Stephen Cloutier)

Warrior, Irie 2, Haerlem and Young American win Ida Lewis Distance Race

The weather started out gloomy, then got downright nasty for the 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race, which started Friday, August 18 off Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. A forecast calling for storms to pass over the race course during the night convinced seven of the original 40 entrants to drop out prior to the

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Preservation Society of Newport County announces lineup for Fall Lecture Series

The Preservation Society of Newport County will present a series of lectures on “Great Ideas of the Gilded Age”. The Fall Lecture Series is sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Advance registration is required for all lectures, online at www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or by calling 401-847-1851. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport Gilded Suffragists-How Alva Belmont

Annual Reading of George Washington’s Letter at Touro Synagogue Set for August 20th

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Mayor Winthrop endorses Smith for Senate District 13

In a letter to the editor, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop endorsed Mike Smith for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Wednesday. “Rarely do I venture into partisan politics but I am compelled to do so in the District 13 Senate race. I am supporting the business oriented, jobs focussed candidate, moderate Mike Smith,” said Winthrop

25+ things to do this weekend in Newport: Aug. 18 – 20

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport. You Might Also Like – LISTINGS: Live music and entertainment in Newport this weekend: Aug. 18 – 20 Wondering what’s happening on Thursday, August 17th? Click here. Friday, August 18th 12:30 pm – Ida Lewis Distance Race 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – MAUDIE at

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VIDEO & AUDIO: Euer, Ripoli and Smith participate in Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

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JOB: Special Events Administrative Assistant at The Preservation Society of Newport County

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