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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing Will Arrive in Newport on Friday (Updated)

Newport will welcome Charlie Enright (Bristol, RI) and Mark Towill (Hawaii) onboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing on Friday after their first transatlantic crossing on board their newest boat.   The Volvo Ocean Race sailors left Lisbon, Portugal on April 19 to complete offshore miles required to enter the ’round the world race in October and are

Newport Among 27 Finalists for 2017 All-America City Award

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign) today announced the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) finalists. Twenty-seven communities across the nation are poised to receive the coveted AAC Award, a recognition created 67 years ago by the National Civic League. This year, the League is working together with the GLR Campaign to recognize communities that

Senator DiPalma Introduces Bill to Increase Wages for Developmentally Disabled Direct Care Workers

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) and Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, Narragansett, South Kingstown) have introduced legislation (2017-S 0471 / 2017-H 5839) that would urge the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (DBHDDH) and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to increase the

Rhody Squash Invites Community to Join Them For ‘Derby Day’ Fundraiser at Newport Vineyards

Hold your horses…! Rhody Squash players, families and volunteers invite members of the community to the annual Rhody Squash fund-raiser, which will be a ‘Derby Day’ party and silent auction on Saturday, May 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Newport Vineyards.   Tickets are only $45/each and include one complimentary drink and light fare. A silent

Newport’s Unique ‘Poetry of the Wild’ Installation Exhibition will Launch Publicly on May 6

Community members who created public installations featuring their art and poetry will be featured at numerous locations on Aquidneck Island as part of the city-wide “Poetry of the Wild” exhibition that will officially launch on May 6. This unique presentation of “poetry boxes” that serve as a catalyst for exploring our towns and cities will

Representative Canario Introduces Bill to Exempt Fees for Elderly and Disabled State ID Cards

Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2017-H 6050) that would exempt the elderly and disabled people who cannot operate a vehicle from paying for state-issued identification cards. “This legislation is needed because for many in our elderly and disabled communities, if they are not active drivers then they

City Council Approves @ The Deck’s Entertainment License Expansion

Newport City Council approved @ The Deck’s application to expand their entertainment license on Wednesday evening, the approval allows the waterfront restaurant to increase their maximum decibel from 65 decibels to 75 decibels. @The Deck falls under the Waterfront Business Zoning (WB), according to the City Of Newport Zoning map. According to Newport City Ordinance 8.12.080.,

Coast Guard Discovers That an Aid-To-Navigation Buoy was Shot and Sunk near Block Island

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they approached Clay Head buoy number 7 and found it submerged. The crew raised the 12,000-pound buoy and found 20 bullet holes in it. Due to the extensive

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Newport Starbucks to Become ‘Military Family Store’, Will Add Job Opportunities for Veterans and Military Spouses

Starbucks in Newport has been designated as a Military Family Store – looks to provide jobs to veterans and military spouses, while also serving as a communal hub for current and former service members. Starbucks announced on Tuesday that its store on Thames Street in Newport has become one of 37 locations around the country

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