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Friday, July 1, 2016

Annual Newport Kite Festival at Brenton Point

12 Biggest Newport Events To Look Forward To In July of 2016

Discover the best, biggest and most popular events happening in and around Newport, Rhode Island this July! For a full listing of events, visit our Events Calendar. 1. Newport Independence Day Festivities – July 4, 2016: Enjoy a wide variety of events throughout Newport from 9am to 1:30pm including a reading of the Declaration of Independence,


Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown Reopens For Swimming on Friday

After being closed on Thursday, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening of Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown around 5pm on Friday for swimming. The beach was closed based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. RIDOH did recommend closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick due to high bacteria counts.

UPDATE: Two Dogs Found on Hammersmith Road This Morning Have Been Reconnected With Owner

Karen King, Owner of Style Newport, came across two beautiful dog on Hammersmith Road this morning. The dogs were laying in the shade and exhausted, they have matching collars but no tags. Newport Police and Potter League for Animals have not received any calls from anyone looking for the dogs. UPDATE: These dogs have been reconnected with

What’s Being Done and What Can We Do About Wrong-Way and Sidewalk Cyclists?

Since Memorial Day, local residents, business owners and even tourists have been providing us with an overwhelming amount of feedback regarding wrong-way bicycle riders and sidewalk riders. A recent city traffic scanner validated their concern, it counted 150 wrong-way vehicles on Thames Street over a weekend. In a recent study by the League of American Cyclists,

RIDOT and Public Officials Celebrate Launch of Providence to Newport Ferry; Service to Debut Today

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced at a press conference yesterday that it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on July 1. The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state’s economy and promoting public transit for visitors to Rhode Island’s two


RI Foundation Awards $259,000 to Fund Services to Newport County Residents

Grants will fund programs ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence prevention and stocking food pantries The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $259,000 in grants to 40 organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of programs ranging from

Singers Will Tell Their Stories Through Song at Newport Jazz Festival

No matter the era, idiom or genre, jazz singers have always been the most popular and accessible practitioners of the music. From Louis Armstrong’s down-home, gravely vocals and Nat King Cole’s satin sounds, to Sarah Vaughan’s Afro-operatic airs, Billie Holiday’s dark-and-lovely depths, Ella Fitzgerald’s swing-at-the-speed-of-bop phrasing and Frank Sinatra’s dynamic delivery, it is the vocalist

Podcast #139: Members of Four Historic Houses of Worship Chat About Four Faiths Tour

Members of four historic Newport houses of worship – Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Newport Congregational Church, and St. Mary’s Church joined me to chat about the Four Faiths Tour on The Open Forum on WADK1540 AM. Representing the four churches were Chuck Filppo (Touro Synagogue), Harle Tinney (Trinity Church), Andy Long (Newport Congregational Church) and John Hirschboeck (St. Mary’s

Newport Harbormaster Reminds Residents and Visitors to Stay Safe of Independence Day Weekend

Tim Mills, Newport Harbormaster reminds Newport residents and visitors to the City-By-The-Sea to stay safe over the Fourth Of July Weekend. Fourth of July weekend is a time for fireworks, barbeques, boating, friends and family, and of course celebrating Independence Day. Amongst all of the fun, especially on the water, the Newport Harbormaster would like

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Best Things To Do In Newport This Independence Day Weekend

Discover the best activities, events and things to do in and around Newport this Independence Day weekend! Looking for somewhere to sing, dance or be entertained this weekend? Check this out -> Where to Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Independence Day Weekend Friday 10am – Newport to Providence Ferry Begins 6pm – July 4th Weekend


Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown Has Been Closed For Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through

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Franklin Spa Lands on MSN’s “Local’s Guide to the Best Diners Across America”

Franklin Spa on Spring Street in Newport has landed itself a national media mention. Mallory Shaner, writer for Spoon University on MSN, recently asked residents from each of the 50 states (and DC) where their personal favorite diner was growing up (and even now). The list “Local Guide to the Best Diners Across America” includes one

Developing: Crews Respond to Bailey’s Beach for Drifting Boat

The U.S. Coast Guard, Newport Fire Department, Middletown Fire Department, Jamestown Fire Department and several other agencies responded to Bailey’s Beach for a water rescue/search around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. A helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard and a jet ski from Middletown were among the vehicles searching the area. Authorities responded to Bailey’s Beach for a report