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August 22, 2017

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Changes ahead for leadership and management at newportFILM

newportFILM announced on Tuesday, August 22nd that longtime Executive Director Terri Conners will transition into a role on the Board of Directors this fall, current Managing Director Rebecca Bertrand will be named Executive Director. Conners was hired by newportFILM Founders Andrea van Beuren and Nancy Donahoe in 2010 as the organization’s first Executive Director. Over

Treasurer’s Green Business Loan Project underway in Middletown

Treasurer Magaziner today joined state and local officials to tour a rooftop solar array at Embrace Homes Loans in Middletown, one of the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) projects developed as part of the Treasurer’s commitment to creating jobs and supporting local businesses. “Helping Rhode Island’s businesses invest in energy efficient projects reduces

Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $700 Million

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday, August 23rd’s Powerball drawing is now $700 million. Saturday’s estimated jackpot was $535 million, there were no jackpot or million dollar winners. Wednesday night’s cash option is an estimated $443.3 million. Tickets can be purchased up until 9:50 pm on Wednesday night. It was in March 2012 that Newport’s own Louise White stepped

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to offer public tours in September and October

Having completed a full summer of teen voyages throughout northern New England, the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open to the public for free tours at Fort Adams State Park over the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 2 and 3) from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. The largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., Perry also

Treasurer Magaziner will tour Infrastructure Bank-Financed Rooftop Solar Array in Middletown today

This afternoon General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be joined by representatives of Embrace Home Loans and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, along with members of the Rhode Island General Assembly and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, to tour a rooftop solar array that was recently installed at the corporate headquarters of Embrace Home Loans

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Now Hiring In Newport: Style Newport, Preservation Society of Newport County and 100 other businesses

Time for a part time gig, new full-time job or a new career? Start your job search right here on www.whatsupnewp.com, there are more than 100 businesses hiring right now in Newport. Featured Jobs Annie’s – Experienced Short Order Cook – Immediate Hire Classic Cruises of Newport – Front Desk Ticket Sales Representative for Classic Cruises of Newport Harry’s

20+ Things To Do This Week: August 21 – 25

Discover the best things, events and activities to do in and around Newport this week. Monday, August 21 J Class World Championship 1 pm – The Great American Eclipse Party at Top of Newport 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater 5 pm – Mt. Gay Mondays at Plumby’s 8 pm – Laughter For

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Preservation Society of Newport County announces lineup for Fall Lecture Series

The Preservation Society of Newport County will present a series of lectures on “Great Ideas of the Gilded Age”. The Fall Lecture Series is sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Advance registration is required for all lectures, online at www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or by calling 401-847-1851. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport Gilded Suffragists-How Alva Belmont

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Annual Reading of George Washington’s Letter at Touro Synagogue Set for August 20th

The annual reading of George Washington’s historic letter “To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport” will take place on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Touro Synagogue. The letter, which honors American’s precious freedoms and religious tolerance, continues to be lauded and commemorated as possibly having the greatest impact on America and American Jewry. Light

Mayor Winthrop endorses Smith for Senate District 13

In a letter to the editor, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop endorsed Mike Smith for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Wednesday. “Rarely do I venture into partisan politics but I am compelled to do so in the District 13 Senate race. I am supporting the business oriented, jobs focussed candidate, moderate Mike Smith,” said Winthrop

25+ things to do this weekend in Newport: Aug. 18 – 20

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport. You Might Also Like – LISTINGS: Live music and entertainment in Newport this weekend: Aug. 18 – 20 Wondering what’s happening on Thursday, August 17th? Click here. Friday, August 18th 12:30 pm – Ida Lewis Distance Race 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – MAUDIE at

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