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June 23, 2017


Newport Vineyards Brings the ‘Napa Experience’ to Newport with Summer Events, Tours & Tastings, Live Music & Seasonally Inspired Dining

Newport Vineyards has a big summer planned with tours, tastings, special events, live music and much more. Founded by brothers John & Paul Nunes in 1995, the vineyard is the largest grower of grapes in New England. The winery produces nearly 30,000 cases of estate-grown wine each year through sustainable farming methods on 75 acres

Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Environmental Leadership Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has selected two local high school seniors to receive the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Award (ELA) for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship supports youth leaders on Aquidneck Island who inspire our community by promoting land conservation and environmentalism through their continued efforts. From this year’s competitive applicant group, ALT has

Middletown Man Charged with Delivery of Cocaine

Newport Police Department announced via a press release on Tuesday, June 6th that on June 5th, at about 8:30 p.m., Detectives assigned to the Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Division in conjunction with Detectives from the Pawtucket Police Department arrested 22-year-old Middletown resident Cristian Febles on charges of Delivery of Cocaine. Detectives received information that Febles

Sen. DiPalma Bill That Would add Several State Health Agencies to Caseload Estimating Conference Passes Senate

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma’s (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) legislation (2017-S 0266) that would require the participation and input of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

Rep. Abney honored as Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Sigma Nu Chapter ‘Citizen of the Year’

STATE HOUSE – Rhode Island’s Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau has announced that Chairman of the House Committee on Finance Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) was recently honored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Sigma Nu Chapter as their “Citizen of the Year” in recognition of his exemplary demonstration of

Newport and Middletown Restaurants Ready to Compete in Great Chowder Cook Off on June 10th

Newport Waterfront Events’ 36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, taking place on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park, will feature Newport’s The Revolving Door restaurant and Chef Joshua Berman competing in the event for the first time in the “Seafood” category while Chowder Cook-Off Hall of Famer, The Mooring

SENEDIA and the UTIC Will Welcome Dr. Sandra Whitehouse for a Discussion on Sustainable Ocean Planning

MIDDLETOWN, RI — The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) and the Undersea Technology Innovation Center (UTIC) have announced that they will be hosting a TECH TALK by Dr. Sandra Whitehouse on Friday, June 9th. Dr. Whitehouse will discuss smart ocean planning for a sustainable future.  This is the latest in a series of

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

Rhody Squash Invites Community to Join Them For ‘Derby Day’ Fundraiser at Newport Vineyards

Hold your horses…! Rhody Squash players, families and volunteers invite members of the community to the annual Rhody Squash fund-raiser, which will be a ‘Derby Day’ party and silent auction on Saturday, May 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Newport Vineyards.   Tickets are only $45/each and include one complimentary drink and light fare. A silent

People’s Credit Union Donates to Jonnycake Center

People’s Credit Union recently donated $700 to the Jonnycake Center in Peace Dale, RI. The funds were raised through a combination of People’s Credit Union employee donations totaling $425 as a result of a monthly dress down day, called Casual for a Cause, as well as an additional $275 from a Red Sox themed raffle

Aquidneck Island State Rep. Wants to Cap Minimum Hourly Wage For Workers Under 20 Years Old

Representative Kenneth J. Mendonça (R-District 72 Middletown, Portsmouth) will testify before the House Committee on Labor Thursday on legislation, which would set the minimum hourly wage at $9.65 an hour for employees under the age of twenty, according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. House bill 5594, “An Act

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Now Hiring In Newport: 125+ Local Businesses

Looking for a spring or summer gig? Or perhaps a new part-time job or new career? There are more than 130 companies in Newport hiring for all different positions, and in all sorts of industries right now! Upcoming Job Fair in Newport, RI Jobs in Newport, RI All posted within the last 7 days and

People’s Credit Union Shines the Spotlight on National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month and People’s Credit Union has announced in a press release that they are showing their support by working with the Cooperative Credit Union Association on their Better Banking Better Values campaign.  Consumers that subscribe to Cox Communications throughout Rhode Island will have the opportunity to view Better Banking, a

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