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May 28, 2017

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Newport and Middletown Restaurants Ready to Compete in Great Chowder Cook Off on June 10th

Newport Waterfront Events’ 36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, taking place on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park, will feature Newport’s The Revolving Door restaurant and Chef Joshua Berman competing in the event for the first time in the “Seafood” category while Chowder Cook-Off Hall of Famer, The Mooring

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New Water Bottle Filling Station Installed at Perrotti Park

Good news for those who travel with a reusable water bottle? There is now a second outdoor water bottle filling station in Newport. On May 24, 2017, the Greenlove Foundation unveiled a new water bottle filling station at Perrotti Park. It is the second outdoor water bottle filling station dedicated by the Foundation in Newport,

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Lineup (Updates)

Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of announces who will perform at the 2017 Festival via their unique rolling lineup announcements. The first announcement came on Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday morning, when they announced Fleet Foxes would return to Fort Adams on Friday, July 28th. This story will be

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Newport Art Museum to host ‘Drinks with Designers’ on June 14th in partnership with DESIGNxRI

The Newport Art Museum has announced the fourth collaboration with DESIGNxRI highlighting the creative work of area designers with “Drinks with Designers”, on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at in the historic N. A. Griswold House. Drinks with Designers spotlights two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who present their work and share their inspiration.

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates Slight Population Decrease for Newport, Newport County

Newport County’s population estimate now stands at 82,784, down 132 from the projection made last year. The Census Bureau on Thursday released 2016 population estimates for each town, county, and state in the United States. The estimates, done annually, reflect population change from July 2015 to July 2016. Rhode Island’s population grew by just 819 people between

Rep. Canario bill to make left lanes on highways passing only approved by House

Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation (2017-H 5398) that would fine drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle was approved by the House of Representatives tonight., according to Rhode Island’s Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. The bill now heads to the

Rep. Carson’s Tourism Commission Recommends State Consider Changes to Tourism Promotion

STATE HOUSE – Rhode Island could better support growth of its tourism industry if it reshuffles the state’s tourism oversight structure and promotion dollars to mirror its marketing goals, a legislative panel studying the issue says. The Special Legislative Commission to Study Methods for Growing Tourism in the State of Rhode Island Through Coordinated Branding

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Experts Predict This Weekend Will See The Highest Memorial Day Travel Volume Since 2005

More than one million more travelers than last year are expected to take to the roads, skies, rails and water nationally this weekend to create the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005, according to Discover Newport. Nearly 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the holiday weekend, AAA

Gurney’s Will Debut The Pineapple Club, Scarpetta and Other New Amenities This Weekend

Debuting this Memorial Day Weekend, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will unveil Scarpetta, a critically acclaimed modern Italian restaurant with locations in Las Vegas, Montauk and Philadelphia; The Pineapple Club (an upgraded Pineapples by the Bay), bedecked in day beds and a splash-worthy restaurant and bar surrounding the Gurney’s pool; a refreshed lobby; and 257

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29 Rogers High School Students Will Depart on 7-Day Voyage on Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry on Friday

29 students from Rogers High School in Newport are preparing for a seven-day voyage on board the 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel. The students will depart Fort Adams State Park on Friday, May 26th, and may make stops at Cutty Hunk and Point Judith before sailing through the