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Coast Guard Crew from Newport Battles Fishing Vessel Fire, Saves 2 off Nantucket

A Coast Guard crew that is homeported in Newport was among those responders who saved two fishermen Thursday after their vessel’s engine room caught fire in Nantucket Sound, according to officials from U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast. The Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot Aids-to-Navigation buoy tender that is homeported in Newport, answered the call for

Obituary for Lois Irene Abromitis

Lois (Neifert) Abromitis passed away on Friday May 5, 2017 at the Newport Hospital in Newport, RI. Loiswas born November 18, 1925, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the only child of Emerson Clinton and Mary Irene (Weaver) Neifert. She grew up in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, graduating from Tamaqua High School in 1943. She attended the University of Michigan


This Weekend: 30+ Things To Do Including On The Verge, The Golden Bowl with James Ivory and Shipwrecked Into The Blue

Things are really starting to pick up in and around Newport, the season is here! Mother’s Day is this weekend (hopefully you remembered), Newport Oyster Festival and Salve graduation is next weekend, and then we roll right into Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what’s happening in and around the City this weekend, make the most of it! Friday,

This Weekend: Live Music and Entertainment Listings (May 12 – 14)

Here’s where to find your most complete listings for live music, comedy, karaoke and dancing this weekend in and around Newport, RI. You Might Also Like –This Weekend: 30+ Things To Do Including On The Verge, The Golden Bowl with James Ivory and Shipwrecked Into The Blue Editor’s Note – Those with links (underline/highlighted in

Newport Native Honored by Boston Celtics at Playoff Game (Updated)

A Newport, RI native was honored last night (May 10th, 2017) when the Boston Celtics faced off against the Washington Wizards in the NBA Playoffs. Dr. James O’Connell was honored during the game as a Hero Among Us by Massachusetts State Lottery and the Boston Celtics. T O’Connell, a native of Newport, was born in 1948, the

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Newport Wins $400,000 Grant in Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge Competition

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo have announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the Fed’s Working Cities Challenge, a competition for Rhode Island communities to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. The program officially launched in Rhode Island in 2015 with state,

Isner, Karlovic, Querrey, Ram Commit to Play 2017 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open

Defending Champion Ivo Karlovic, two-time champions John Isner and Rajeev Ram, and Sam Querrey, who was a finalist in 2009, are the first four players to commit to the player field for the 2017 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, event organizers announced on Thursday. The four players have a strong history at Newport’s annual ATP

People’s Credit Union Announces Appointment of Sean Daly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

People’s Credit Union has announced the appointment of Sean Daly to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  In this position, Daly is responsible for the Credit Union’s overall financial plans and policies including budgeting, accounting, and asset liability management, as well as providing strategic vision and leadership in the areas of

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Newport’s Daffodil Festival Raises $33,000 for Free Bulb Give-Away And Planting This Fall

Three fund-raising events during the 4th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival raised over $33,000 for Daffodillion’s annual free bulb give-away at Easton’s Beach on October 14th and for planting by the city and volunteers this fall, according to festival organizers. Additional proceeds will go to the Tree Society’s Heritage Tree program, part of Newport’s Arboretum.