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February 25, 2018

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EFC North, and its new staff, readies for March 10th Grand Opening

Delivery vans, painting crews and new outdoor signage are clear signs that the new EFC Newport campus launch at 14 Potomac Street, Portsmouth, EFC North, is fast approaching. With Saturday, March 10 as the official Grand Opening launch date, the new staff is working tirelessly to prepare for a successful and celebratory event. “We have

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Salve Regina set to host 13th French Film Festival from February 25th – March 8th

Six thought-provoking French films featuring a wide range of perennial concerns like love, aging, identity (national, racial and sexual) and survival in the aftermath of war and trauma, will be featured when Salve Regina University for the 13th year presents its French Film Festival on March 25-April 6. All films are open to the public and will

2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championship will take place in Newport this June

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and US Sailing are excited to announce that the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships, formerly known as the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships, will be hosted at Sail Newport, by The Clagett Regatta in Newport, R.I. on June 19-24, 2018. “We are very happy to announce in conjunction

Senator Euer co-sponsors bill that would ban high-capacity magazines

With the cosponsorship of several Senate leaders, Sen. Gayle Goldin has introduced legislation banning high-capacity magazines, meant to prevent mass shootings like the one yesterday that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The bill is being co-sponsored by Senator Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown) several other senators. The legislation (2018-S 2319) would ban

Rhode Island Waterfront Events adds four more shows to East Providence series

Rhode Island Waterfront Events and music promoter, Live Nation, announce that four more shows have been added to its 2018 Concert Series at Bold Point Park on the East Providence, Rhode Island waterfront.  The eclectic mix of concerts are:  THE HEAD AND THE HEART, Friday, June 8th Advance general admission ticket $45.50/Day of $51;  FREE

Aquidneck Land Trust receives grant to purchase Little Creek Preserve in Portsmouth

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has received a $151,500 grant from The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“DEM”) for the purchase of Little Creek Preserve in Portsmouth. ALT has been fundraising to conserve Little Creek since July 2017 and has raised $364,500 of the $368,000 required to close on the 15.6-acre property. Fundraising will continue

Podcast: A conversation about the The Newport Workshop, a new community-powered manufacturing shop

Micah Reyes and  Andrea Pietrangeli joined Frank and Ryan today to chat about The Newport Workshop! The Newport Workshop will be a community-powered manufacturing shop empowering the “maker” in everyone through education, production, and collaboration. Their initiative is to provide the equipment, materials, and space for community members to make what they want and need through

Polar Pineapples set to return to Goat Island for Newport Winter Festival

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will once again transform Pineapples on the Bay to Polar Pineapples during the Newport Winter Festival! Polar Pineapples will offer the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a signature infused cocktail or specialty hot drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) while enjoying views of the bay, ice sculptures, and more. “We’re excited

Newport Storm named ‘Official Beer’ of Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for Seventh Year

Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale has been welcomed back as the “Official Beer” of the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. 2018 marks the 62nd annual parade, and the seventh time that Newport Storm Brewery has been given the honor.  The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday,

Secretary of the Navy announces Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport ship will be named after Newport

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named USNS Newport (T-EPF 12). “This is the fourth ship to bear the name honoring the Rhode Island city. Newport is home to several Navy activities, including Naval Station Newport and the Naval War College”, says

David Rockefeller, Jr. and Sailors for the Sea to join forces with Oceana

Sailors for the Sea, the leading ocean conservation organization for the sailing and boating community-based in Newport, RI, is joining with Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. As the two organizations move forward under the Oceana umbrella, Sailors for the Sea co-founder David Rockefeller, Jr., will be joining Oceana’s Board of Directors. Oceana plans to

Neighbor of Armory raises concerns, questions processes regarding potential sale of the building

A neighbor of the Armory is questioning the viability of the proposed purchaser to finance and complete th necessary restoration of the Armory, the security which the city would require ensuring completion of the restoration within a reasonable time, and the process that the city would follow in the disposition of the property. Following a press

Podcast: A convo with Doug Woolverton about leaving Newport, his future in music, and more

Doug Woolverton has been a big piece of the live music and entertainment scene in Newport and across Rhode Island since 2004 with his involvement in Roomful of Blues, Newport Groove Merchants, The Ravers, his Tribute to Miles Davis, and much more. For Woolverton, the time has come to head west and take the chance

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Pell Elementary School selected for the International Space Station “Rhode Island Space Chat #3” in Fall 2018

Newport Public Schools has announced that Pell Elementary School has been chosen as the first public school in Rhode Island to host a student-led “space chat” with the International Space Station (ISS) during the second half of 2018. Pell submitted a detailed educational proposal in November supporting its bid, it was announced on January 19th

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Mayor, City Manager to participate in Alliance For A Livable Newport’s ‘State of the City’ forum

How are we doing in our “City by the Sea?” What has been accomplished over the past months? As a function of the city’s Strategic Plan, what are the successes? Where did the city fall short? What can the residents and taxpayers look forward to? Any warning signals to look for? Alliance For A Livable

25 + things to do in and around Newport this week: Feb. 12 – 17

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this week. Monday, February 12th 8 am – Making of the Malasadas 1 pm – City of Newport City Council/School Committee Liaison Subcommittee 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – I Tonya at Jane Pickens Theater 6 pm – City of Newport – Energy and Environment Commission

Live music and entertainment listings: Feb. 12 – 17

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this week. Monday, February 12th Diego’s: Trivia at 9:30 pm Fastnet

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