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Now Hiring: 130+ Job Opportunities Available Right Now in Newport

Looking for a spring or summer gig? Or perhaps a new part-time job or new career? There are more than 100 companies in Newport hiring for all different positions, and in all sorts of industries right now! Featured Job Opportunities: Adventure Travel Company Needs a Part-Time Assistant Pinkberry Team Members & Shift Leaders Graphic Design/Signage

Newport and Middletown Restaurants Ready to Compete in Great Chowder Cook Off on June 10th

Newport Waterfront Events’ 36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, taking place on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park, will feature Newport’s The Revolving Door restaurant and Chef Joshua Berman competing in the event for the first time in the “Seafood” category while Chowder Cook-Off Hall of Famer, The Mooring

Artillery Company of Newport is Now Offering Tours of Their Military Museum

Here’s your chance to tour the armory and military museum of the Artillery Company of Newport, the oldest military unit in the United States operating under its original charter. The Artillery Company of Newport, chartered in 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly during the reign of King George II of Great Britain, is today

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Lineup (Updates)

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

On This Day In Newport History: May 26, 1954 – USS Bennington Explodes, More Than 100 Killed

One of the worst ship disasters not involving enemy action took place off the coast of Newport on May 26th, 1954. USS Bennington, a 24 Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy, was cruising off Narragansett Bay when the fluid in one of her catapults leaked out and was detonated by

Newport Art Museum to host ‘Drinks with Designers’ on June 14th in partnership with DESIGNxRI

The Newport Art Museum has announced the fourth collaboration with DESIGNxRI highlighting the creative work of area designers with “Drinks with Designers”, on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at in the historic N. A. Griswold House. Drinks with Designers spotlights two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who present their work and share their inspiration.

Newport Public Education Foundation Names 2017 Noreen Stoner Drexel Award Recipients

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has announced recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2017.   Each year awards are presented in three categories:  Friend of Education, Partner in Education, and Unsung Hero. The goal of the Newport Public Education Foundation is to help bridge the needs of students in our

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates Slight Population Decrease for Newport, Newport County

Newport County’s population estimate now stands at 82,784, down 132 from the projection made last year. The Census Bureau on Thursday released 2016 population estimates for each town, county, and state in the United States. The estimates, done annually, reflect population change from July 2015 to July 2016. Rhode Island’s population grew by just 819 people between

Rep. Canario bill to make left lanes on highways passing only approved by House

Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation (2017-H 5398) that would fine drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle was approved by the House of Representatives tonight., according to Rhode Island’s Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. The bill now heads to the

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Rep. Carson’s Tourism Commission Recommends State Consider Changes to Tourism Promotion

STATE HOUSE – Rhode Island could better support growth of its tourism industry if it reshuffles the state’s tourism oversight structure and promotion dollars to mirror its marketing goals, a legislative panel studying the issue says. The Special Legislative Commission to Study Methods for Growing Tourism in the State of Rhode Island Through Coordinated Branding

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Experts Predict This Weekend Will See The Highest Memorial Day Travel Volume Since 2005

More than one million more travelers than last year are expected to take to the roads, skies, rails and water nationally this weekend to create the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005, according to Discover Newport. Nearly 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the holiday weekend, AAA

Gurney’s Will Debut The Pineapple Club, Scarpetta and Other New Amenities This Weekend

Debuting this Memorial Day Weekend, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will unveil Scarpetta, a critically acclaimed modern Italian restaurant with locations in Las Vegas, Montauk and Philadelphia; The Pineapple Club (an upgraded Pineapples by the Bay), bedecked in day beds and a splash-worthy restaurant and bar surrounding the Gurney’s pool; a refreshed lobby; and 257

Man Charged with Committing Armed Robbery at Yankee Candle in Newport

The Newport Police Department has charged a 43-year-old man with armed robbery, according to the following press release distributed by Newport Police Department on Wednesday. “On Monday, May 22, 2017, at about 7:15 p.m., multiple Newport Police Officers responded to the Yankee Candle on America’s Cup Avenue for an armed robbery report. The suspect produced

What’s Happening, New and To Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Newport

Memorial Day weekend is here, can you believe it? Seems like yesterday, we were shoveling snow. Anyway, Newport is the place to kick-off off Summer of 2017! Here’s what’s up for the weekend ahead, enjoy it! You Might Also Like: Where to Find Live Music and Entertainment This Memorial Day Weekend in Newport Six Picks:

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