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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

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Don’t Break The Breakers: Online Petition Has Gathered Signatures from all 50 U.S. States

Friends of Newport Preservation announced via a press release on Thursday that they have supporters from coast to coast that are joining them in saying, “Don’t Break The Breakers!” As of this week, the group says their digital petition has earned signatures from all 50 U.S. states. The petition, titled, “Protect & Preserve Newport: Stop

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

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