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October 17, 2017

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7 Newport museums collaborate on ’36 Hours in Newport’, a new tourism marketing site

36 Hours in Newport RI is enough time to see museums, go swimming or boating, sleep in luxury and eat very well. It is also the name of a new website, 36HoursInNewportRI.com,  offering free promotion of Newport and Bristol County events, activities, businesses, attractions, eateries, artisans, musicians, tour providers, arts and entertainment –  just about anyone who

Newport Live Music

Labor Day live music and entertainment listings (September 1 – 4)

Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing and entertainment this weekend in and around Newport! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –20+ things to do this Labor Day weekend: September 1 – 4 *Unless otherwise noted, the venue is located in Newport. Friday, September 1 Buskers: Live music at 9 pm Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm Clarke Cooke House: DJ &

Now Hiring: Newport International Boat Show – Temporary Event Staff

The 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 14 – 17, 2017 at the Newport Yachting Center located on historic Newport Harbor in downtown Newport. The Newport International Boat Show is hiring for temporary staff for operations, event and information staff for the dates of September 11th through the 17th. The Newport

newport tennis championships

This Day In History: August 31, 1881 – Inaugural US Men’s Single Tennis Championships Is Played in Newport, RI

The inaugural U.S. National Championship took place in August 31, 1881 at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. In the first year of the tennis championships only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. A Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles competition were played. The first

Sail Newport hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open New Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center

Sail Newport, along with a slate of dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center today. Over 200 people joined Executive Director Brad Read for a ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit, former

Bike Newport will raise money for 7-year-old boy injured in bike accident

Bike Newport announced yesterday that all funds raised by the Bike Newport team in the annual Bike to the Beach ride this Saturday will be contributed to the medical and recovery expenses for 7-year-old Jayden Manuel Rodriguez. Jayden was critically injured while riding his bicycle last week in his Newport neighborhood. Visit Bike Newport’s Facebook page to

Waterfront home in Jamestown sells for $1.195 million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of 139 Seaside Drive in Jamestown for $1,195,000. In this transaction, Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and In this transaction, Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and the selling company. Nancy Cresser, Sales Associate, represented the seller and facilitated

Cluny School hits the market for $2.995 million

Cluny School and its surrounding property on Brendton Road was listed earlier today for $2.995 million. “Just over 8 acres of prime real estate in the Ocean Drive area of Newport. Formerly operated as the Cluny School this rare property contains several historic buildings from the Arthur Curtiss James Estate”, states the property listing details. “This

Euer’s margin of victory increases after Board of Elections count remaining mail ballots

The Rhode Island Board of Elections held a hearing on Monday to review approximately 230 mail ballots from the Rhode Island Senate District 13 (Jamestown, Newport) race that held a Special Election on August 22nd. The Board requested a review because they had never seen so many mail ballots notarized by a single person, according to a press release from

Newport history

On This Day In Newport History: Nation’s First Jail Sentence For Speeding Handed Down

On August 28, 1904, the nation’s first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile was handed down in Newport, RI. Judge Darius Baker imposed the offender to a sentence of five days for traveling at 15 miles per hour. A jail term was especially harsh because automobile traffic laws were still new. Although laws against galloping

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