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October 20, 2018

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Newport Art Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

The Newport Art Museum has announced in a press release that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Newport County

With a forecast of 2 – 4″ of snow expected in our area, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Newport County. The Winter Weather Advisory, which is also in effect for Washington County and Southeastern Massachusetts, will remain in effect from 12 p.m. on Tuesday until 4 a.m. on Wednesday. A Winter Weather

Rep. Ruggiero Introduces Legislation to Address Needs of ‘Aging in the Community’ in Rhode Island

In an effort to keep Rhode Island policy relevant to the state’s aging population, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) has introduced legislation aimed at addressing “Aging In the Community.” “In the next 10 years, the 65-plus population in Rhode Island will increase from 152,000 to 247,000 with one out of every four Rhode

Naval War College

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca Helping Naval War College Develop Joint Leaders

Five U.S. Naval War College faculty members representing each branch of military service visited U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca in January for a two-day shipboard familiarization training exercise off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. The training was initiated by two war college alumni wanting to increase awareness to the DoD services of the Coast Guard’s niche capabilities

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Donates Powerboat to Sail Newport

Sail Newport has announced that New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has donated his powerboat to the community sailing center. The non-profit public Sailing Center, will use the 24′ Grady White vessel “V Rings” in its youth and adult sailing programs, regattas and sailing events on Narragansett Bay. “We are thrilled and grateful to Coach Belichick

Point Association has Successful 3rd Annual Fundraising Campaign for MLK Center

The Point Association of Newport capped off its active 2016 year of programs with their third annual fundraising effort to benefit the Martin Luther King Community Center in Newport. The neighborhood association collected over $9,200 in donations from its members and supporters to help the Martin Luther King Community Center (MLK Center).  Since initiating the

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Jan. 28 – Feb. 4

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 1/28-2/3 Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd.

A Conversation with George Wein: ‘I’ve lived my own life on my own terms’ (Part 4)

Respect, not only for George Wein and what he’s accomplished, but mainly for jazz and the jazz musicians. That’s was George Wein hopes he’s achieving through his festivals. In this, part four of this five-part series, ‘A Conversation with George Wein,’ we learn about earning respect and trust, about the rise of young musicians, and

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