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April 26, 2017

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Preservation Society of Newport County Will Host Job Fair on May 11

Have you ever dreamed of working at the Newport Mansions? Now is your chance.  The Preservation Society of Newport County will host a Job Fair on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to accept applications for full-time and part-time job openings in a variety of departments.  The event will be held at the Preservation Society’s office at

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Photo Credit: Clancy Creative/4 Bridges Ride

Annual 4 Bridges Ride to Be Held on September 17th, Registration Now Open

The fifth annual 4 Bridges Ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 17th 2017. The 26 mile charity ride allows cyclists an opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges connecting the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. All net proceeds

Craft Beer Corner: Spring into Beer

The following content is sponsored by The Wharf Pub The seasons are a-changing and so is the variety that is craft beer. Now comes the time of year you will see everything from Hefeweizen and Saison’s, More IPA’s and the latest trend Huckleberry. Summer wheat ales are fastly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited

Photo Credit: The Columbus Foundation

Replicas of Two of Christopher Columbus‘ Ships Are Coming to Newport This June

Replicas of Christoper Columbus’ The Niña and Pinta are coming to Newport this June. The Columbus Foundation is sailing the two vessels from Florida to Newport as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’. The replica ships started their journey in Perdido Key, Florida

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Overweight, Oversized Vehicles Will Be Temporarily Prohibited from Crossing Newport Pell Bridge

All oversized and overweight vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Pell Bridge from mid-May through the end of June, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). A bridge deck replacement project on the bridge will prohibit Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds and vehicles with width exceeding 8 feet 6

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2017 Newport Folk Festival: Pinegrove is the Latest Lineup Announcement

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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Dr. Michael Dirr, America’s Top Expert on Trees & Shrubs, Will Speak in Newport

The Newport Arboretum will host a special keynote lecture on April 25, 2017, at the Jane Pickens Theater, during Newport Arboretum Week. Dr. Michael Dirr’s lecture, “In Praise of Noble Trees,” will explore the benefits of those very special trees that are ‘immense in stature, spanning generations, architecturally elegant, inspiring and spiritual.’ He notes as

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City of Newport’s First Parklet Will Open Next Week

The City of Newport is getting ready to “park” it’s first parklet! The City of San Francisco has been credited with introducing the parklet concept in 2005, but other cities around the world and in this country, have quickly adopted the idea and have launched their own.   These mobile parks are typically designed to fit