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From Bagels to Bridges – Bike to Work Day 2018

It was a busy day for bikes in front of City Hall on Broadway in Newport, from the first bikes arriving to the annual Bike Commuter Breakfast at 7am, to the last to depart on the police-escorted bell-ringing Ride Round Town at 5pm. In the morning, bike commuters from NUWC, Naval Station Newport, Newport Hospital, Preservation Society,

Tara Flynn joins The Preservation Society of Newport County as Director of Development

Tara Flynn, a Newport native, has been appointed Director of Development for The Preservation Society of Newport County.  For the past 13 years, Flynn was Director of Development for Loyola Marymount University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA. In the University’s last campaign she led a successful fundraising effort that exceeded

Newport Mental Health hires Jason Dana Costa as Chief Finance and Administrative Officer

Newport Mental Health recently hired Jason Dana Costa as its Chief Finance and Administrative Officer Costa, who resides in New Bedford, has worked for several charitable organizations, including his most recent employment as Chief Operating Office for T1D Exchange, an organization that conducts research to accelerate therapies and improve care in Type 1 Diabetes patients

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Discover Newport receives “2017 District Formation of the Year” Award

“Civitas is excited to present Discover Newport with our inaugural District of the Year award,” said Civitas Advisors President & CEO John Lambeth. “Evan Smith and his team have set an exceptional precedent in the tourism industry by proactively responding to their funding challenges and employing an offensive strategy to grow their marketing budget.” Civitas Advisors

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina becomes title sponsor of In-Port Race during Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Sail Newport announced on Wednesday in a press release that Volvo Ocean Race Port Partner, Gurney’s Resorts, has expanded their support of the 13-day event with a title sponsorship of the In-Port Race on May 19 at 2 pm. Gurney’s Resorts, which boasts waterfront luxury resorts in both the Hamptons and Newport, signed on to be a Port

Quonset Development Corporation recognized for Energy Conservation Leadership

The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) was recognized by the Rhode Island OER recently at the Leading by Example Energy Awards ceremony at the Rhode Island State House. Katherine Trapani, Strategic Planning Manager of Quonset Development Corporation, attended the ceremony. QDC received this accolade for energy projects in the Business Park, including the implementation of rooftop

General Treasure Seth Maginer, People’s Credit Union visit Steel Giraffe in Portsmouth

Representatives of People’s Credit Union and General Treasurer, Seth Magaziner, recently visited Steel Giraffe owner, Stephen Kelly. Located in Portsmouth, RI, Steel Giraffe is a company that specializes in crane rentals, rigging, custom fabrication, and dock work and is a participant of Treasurer Magaziner’s community deposit program, BankLOCAL. “People’s Credit Union is a proud partner

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Infrastructure investment at Quonset to support accelerated hiring of 1,300 at Electric Boat

Standing outside Electric Boat’s Quonset Point facility and flanked by manufacturing workers, tradesmen and members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new infrastructure investment that will allow Electric Boat to accelerate the hiring of 1,300 new employees. Additionally, Electric Boat will begin construction to significantly increase the size of

Newport Grand property sold for $10.15 million

(Editor’s Note – This story has been updated to include information from a press release that was provided to What’sUpNewp) Carpionato Group announced today in a press release that it has closed on its purchase of the 23.5 acre Newport Grand property from Twin River, LLC. The purchase is of the building and property only,

BedJet partners with Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina for sleep technology comfort pilot program

BedJet a nationally recognized sleep technology start-up company known for a Top 25 Kickstarter tech campaign and an appearance on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” has announced Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina as the newest partner in its sleep technology comfort pilot program. The program launched in the summer of 2017 and is available exclusively

Innovate Newport Groundbreaking Ceremony: Newport County Chamber of Commerce first confirmed tenant of facility

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place earlier today celebrating the redevelopment of the historic Sheffield School into a technology incubator and co-work facility known as Innovate Newport. Located on Broadway in Newport’s north end, the 33,000 square foot building is being rehabilitated to provide co workspace for entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups as well as private suites

Gatehouse ceases weekly publication of the Newport Mercury

Changes are coming for the 260-year-old Newport Mercury. Newport Mercury announced in an email to advertisers this morning and in their publication later today that after publishing as an alternative weekly newspaper since 2005 and as a publication since 1758, that they would cease publication as a weekly paper and would be instead moving forward

Rail Explorers set to open for 2018 season on May 12th

Rail Explorers, featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin its 2018 Rhode Island operation season with tours beginning on Saturday, May 12th. Rail Explorers offers scenic rides on the historic railroad along Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay.  Rail Explorers Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. “Over 23,000 riders enjoyed Rail Explorers

Instacart is bringing its grocery-delivery service to Newport County

Having groceries delivered to your front door? There’s an app for that. As reported by WPRI 12, Instacart, a San Francisco-based grocery-delivery service, has announced it will expand its service in Rhode Island to now cover Middletown, Portsmouth, Newport, and Jamestown beginning on April 19th. Instacart allows customers to order items via its website or their smartphone

GOFLO Bungee Fitness classes arrive in Rhode Island; Elevate Fitness in Middletown is the first to offer

Elevate Fitness, a boutique fitness studio that opened in Middletown last November is now offering GOFLO® Bungee Fitness classes – the first in Rhode Island to offer a class of this kind. “Bungee Cord Fitness is the future of suspension training. It’s a super effective workout, that strengthens the core better than any other suspension trainer. It’s

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