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September 19, 2017

Bella Mente Racing at the 2017 Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo (Photo Credit: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi)

Newport sailing team Bella Mente Racing wraps up 2017 race campaign

After a week of fighting tooth and nail against Maxi 72 rivals, Bella Mente Racing wrapped up the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championships in Porto Cervo, Sardinia earlier this month, taking third place overall. The regatta is the team’s pinnacle event each year and concludes its 2017 campaign. “Thanks to the Bella Mente Racing team

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Latest on Hurricane Jose (Updated)

A Tropical Storm Warning for Newport has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newport. The Newport Police Department issued a press release on Monday reminding residents that Jose will likely bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to local beaches through much of this week. There are no lifeguards on duty at any

Coast Guard readies for Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday.   Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life-threatening conditions for mariners.   Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are

Rhode Island Defense Economy Commission to meet in Middletown on September 20th

The Rhode Island Defense Economy Planning Commission will meet at a Middletown information technology company this week for updates from the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), the Department of Labor and Training and Electric Boat. The commission is co-chaired by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist.

Now Hiring: 90+ local businesses (Sept. 18)

Time for a new part-time gig, new full-time job or a new career? Start your job search right here, there are nearly 100 businesses hiring right now in Newport. Featured Jobs 12 Meter Charters – Crew Member Position For 70 Foot Charter Sailing Yacht Admiral Fitzroy Inn – Now Hiring: Admiral Fitzroy Inn – Overnight Innsitter Classic

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25+ things to do this week: September 18 – 22

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this week.   Monday, September 18th   4:45 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater   6 pm – Alliance For A Livable Newport presents Town and Gown in Newport at O’Hare Academic Center   7:30 pm – Trip To Spain at Jane

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Defender at the Newport Trophy Regatta. (Photo credit: Stephen Cloutier)

Ten historic 12 Metres set to race off Newport beginning on September 22nd

Ten historic 12 Metres are sailing their North American Championship off Newport, R.I. over Sept. 22 -24 and promising a spectacular finish to their 2017 sailing season. The event, along with the METREFEST Newport, Newport Trophy and Edgartown Race held earlier this summer, counts toward points collected in the ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoint Series that leads to the

Newport International Boat Show announces ‘Newport for New Products’ awards winners

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday during the show’s opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 15th.   The twelfth-annual NFNP winners are: Best New Electronics Product            SkyMate mazu

Providence man Arrested in Newport, charged Federally with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine

Newport Police Department announced on Friday that Newport Police Detectives along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 24-year-old Jhonmar Roman of 101 Corinth Ave, Providence on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine. Utilizing a confidential source, Newport Police Vice/Narcotics Detective Ryan Doyle

Hinckley unveils ‘Dasher’, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, at Newport International Boat Show

Hinckley, the builder of some of America’s finest yachts for nearly 90 years, continued its legacy of innovation today by unveiling the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht – Dasher.   Designed from the outset for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence pairing modern styling with hi-tech composite construction. “Since 1928,

Naval War College to host World War I period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy at Cardines Field

The Naval War College has announced that they will host a period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy on Friday, September 29th at Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as “a fun event” with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I, and is being organized in close collaboration

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Michelle Kwan puts Newport mansion on the market for $4.395 million

Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is selling her recently renovated mansion in Newport. “Casa del Sole”, located at 63 Hammersmith Road in Newport, was listed on realtor.com on Wednesday, September 13th for $4.395 million, according to site data. Kwan and then-husband Clay Pell, a grandson of the late U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, purchased the property

30+ things to do this weekend: September 15 – 17

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend. Friday, September 15th 10 am to 6 pm – 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show at Newport Yachting Center 10 am to 6 pm – Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational at International Tennis Hall Of Fame 10 am to 8 pm – Newport

Live music and entertainment listings: September 15 – 17

Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing and entertainment this weekend in and around Newport! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –30+ things to do this weekend: September 15 – 17 *Unless otherwise noted, the venue is located in Newport. Friday, September 15 Bowen’s Wharf: Panoramic View at 12 pm, Atwater Donnely at 4 pm Buskers: Mike Warner at

Newport Restoration Foundation is ‘Rethinking Whitehorne’, seeks community input before making changes

The Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum has been a fixture of Lower Thames Street for almost 45 years, and it’s time for some change! NRF is inviting the public to join them in Rethinking Whitehorne through two free community open house events on September 18 and 30.   While Whitehorne House Museum has been closed in the

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Xanana Gusmão, founder and former President of Timor-Leste, will visit Pell Center on September 18th

Xanana Gusmão, the founder and former president of Timor-Leste, Asia’s youngest democracy, will host a public dialogue on the future of his country when he visits the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy on Monday, Sept. 18. The 11 am discussion, to be held at the Young Building, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles

Dominican Republic Polo Team will return to Portsmouth on Saturday to defend 2010 victory

On Saturday, Sept. 16th at 4pm the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW, will feature USA vs. Dominican Republic, followed by a special Après Polo dinner with the teams – ‘Oscar de la Plenta.   The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will feature USA vs. Dominican Republic for a duration of approximately 2 hours.  The match will commence with the national anthems, and will conclude with an après polo culinary celebration including

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Free tours of Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry will be available this weekend for Newport International Boat Show ticket holders

The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open for free tours to all Newport International Boat Show ticket holders from 10 am – 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 and from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Sept.17. She will be berthed at Perry Mill Wharf, next to the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport. More than

Alliance For A Livable Newport to host forum to discuss interconnectivity between Newport and Salve Regina University

How does our local University enhance Newport’s quality of life? Does it detract? The Alliance for A Livable Newport has invited a leadership team from Salve Regina University to highlight the economic, educational, aesthetic and charitable contributions made to the city and the challenges an urban University faces as a member of our community.  

Boston Celtics, National Grid unveil newly renovated STEAM lab at Aquidneck School

The Boston Celtics and National Grid teamed up yesterday to unveil their newly renovated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) lab at Aquidneck School in Middletown. The partners presented several donated items as part of the event, including digital video cameras, an interactive whiteboard, a weather station and various STEAM kits. New flooring and furniture

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