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September 18, 2017


Quantum Sails Acquires Middletown-Based Hood Sailmakers

Quantum Sails today announced on Tuesday that it has completed an agreement with Middletown-based Hood Sailmakers to acquire the company’s sailmaking rights and manufacturing assets. The acquisition, which includes occupancy of Hood’s world headquarters at 23 Johnny Cake Hill Rd in Middletown, will increase Quantum’s global sailmaking capacity and provide a new home base for

Newport Hospital Summer Soirée Raises $719K

A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital’s Summer Soiree Honoring Ginny and Jim Purviance, Raises $719,140 Among the total raised, evening’s special Fund-A- Need generates $385,850 to support the creation of a new behavioral health services program   With a pleasant breeze rolling off the water complemented by picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay,

KEEL Vodka

KEEL Announces Expansion and Completion of Series A Funding

KEEL Partners LLC, “the nation’s first premium light spirit”, owned by Rhode Island businessmen Bill Dessel and Tom McGowan and former New England Patriot, Matt Light, announced on Tuesday the successful completion of multimillion dollar Series A Funding and the expansion of its management team. “We recently completed an incredibly successful round of funding,” said

People’s Credit Union Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

People’s Credit Union has announced recipients of their 2017 8th Grade Scholarship. The three recipients are Myrsine McKeon of Newport, Zoe Pridgen-Binette of Portsmouth, and John Currey of Middletown. The scholarships were awarded based on school involvement, community involvement, and the answer to an essay question. Each of the scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 upon

Sea Breeze Inn Opens in Middletown

The Sea Breeze Inn hosted a grand opening of their newly built boutique hotel on Tuesday, June 27th from 2 pm to 5 pm. Located at 147 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, the hotel features 16 professionally designed guestrooms and suites with ocean views, along with a 30 seat full-service café named Yia Yia’s Café “After years

The Paper Store Will Open in Middletown

The largest family-owned and operated chain of specialty gift stores in New England will open a store soon in Middletown. The Paper Store will open soon in RK Middletown Square at 1313 West Main Road, the space was formerly occupied by Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). The plaza is currently anchored by Barnes & Noble, Michaels, Ulta

Cambria Hotel, Johnny’s Restaurant and The Atlantic Resort are Now Open in Middletown

Cambria Hotel, Johnny’s Restaurant and Atlantic Resort’s event facilities are now open. Twelve months after their hopeful date of opening in June of 2016, The Atlantic Resort in Middletown has recently announced that their hotel, restaurant and event facilities are now open. The Atlantic Resort is now open and features Johnny’s Restaurant, a restaurant &

Gurney’s Will Debut The Pineapple Club, Scarpetta and Other New Amenities This Weekend

Debuting this Memorial Day Weekend, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will unveil Scarpetta, a critically acclaimed modern Italian restaurant with locations in Las Vegas, Montauk and Philadelphia; The Pineapple Club (an upgraded Pineapples by the Bay), bedecked in day beds and a splash-worthy restaurant and bar surrounding the Gurney’s pool; a refreshed lobby; and 257

‘Bikes and Beers Across America’ is Ready to Hit The Road to Fight MS with Hops, Hope and Bicycles

The idea behind Bikes and Beers Across America (BBAM) started out like many great ideas –a late night bar conversation scratched out on cocktail napkins. Hank Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, became reflective on his upcoming milestone birthday. “I realized I didn’t want to turn 50, 25 lbs. overweight and drunk

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

At a Ceremony Today, New England Boatworks of Portsmouth Will Become RI’s Largest Clean Marina

New England Boatworks will become Rhode Island’s largest Clean Marina in a presentation at their Portsmouth facility today, May 5. The Clean Marina Program is a voluntary initiative coordinated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council that rewards marinas that go beyond regulatory requirements by applying innovative, pollution-prevention practices to their daily operations.   New

People’s Credit Union Wins Outstanding Award for the 2017 Annual Work Site Health Awards

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce together with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded People’s Credit Union an Outstanding Award for the 2017 Annual Worksite Health Awards. This designation honors businesses that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping employees lead healthier lives. “People’s Credit Union is proud of the advances we

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