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May 22, 2017


St. Mary’s Church “Festival of Pipes” Celebration Will Feature First Public Performance of its Refurbished 1,900-Pipe Organ

The glorious sound of St. Mary’s Church 1,900-pipe organ, the Casavant Op.2463, will be unveiled on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the “Festival of Pipes” celebration, beginning at 2 p.m. The occasion marks the premiere performance of the massive newly refurbished pipe organ for the public. The event includes a lecture-recital by Simone Couture, vice

Rhode Island School Of Design And Newport Restoration Foundation Team Up To Virtually Resist Sea Level Rise

On Friday, May 26 from 5:30 -7:30pm, graduate students in RISD’s Interior Architecture program will present what they have been working on all spring semester: predictions for what sea level rise could really mean, and look like, in the city of Newport in the not too distant future. According to accepted climate science, sea levels

Five Residents of Newport County Will Compete for Miss RI

Five contestants from the Newport area will take to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island America or Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen this month! Nicolette Peloquin (Newport), Elena De La Rosa (Newport) and Molly Andrade (Middletown) will compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island. Brennan Cluff (Middletown) and Carrigan

David Rockefeller Jr., Sailors For The Sea to Receive ‘America and The Sea Award’ from Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport has announced that they will present their 2017 America and the Sea Award to David Rockefeller Jr. and Sailors for the Sea. Given annually by the Museum, the prestigious award recognizes individuals or organizations whose contribution to the history, arts, business, or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character. Sailors for

Newport Among ‘America’s Top 50 Summer Hot Spots’, According to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor  revealed its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report on May 16th, highlighting the top 50 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs1 for hotels and airfare. The report also helps travelers discover savings at popular U.S. travel destinations by

House Approves Rep. Carson’s Bill That Will Create Flooding and Sea Rise Training Requirement for Planning Boards

The House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson on Tuesday, May 16th that will require all members of municipal planning boards or commissions in Rhode Island to participate in a free training program on the effects of rising sea levels and the effects of development in flood plains. The legislation, which

Duchess and Violet Quamino Gravestones Return to Newport’s Common Burying Ground

Two historic gravestones, Duchess and Violet Quamino, have been restored and returned to Newport’s Common Burying Ground, according to Lewis Keen, a member of Newport,s Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission. “Work on these stones was approved by the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in December 2016 and lovingly undertaken by Dr. Robert Russell of Salve University.  Dr.

Home on Winans Avenue in Newport with Spectacular Ocean Views Sells for $2.1 Million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of 25 Winans Avenue in Newport for $2,100,000. Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and the selling company. Kate Leonard, Sales Associate, and Susan Gustavson, Broker Associate, represented the seller, and Kate Leonard facilitated for the buyer. “This sleek contemporary was designed by Architects

Obituary for Lois Irene Abromitis

Lois (Neifert) Abromitis passed away on Friday May 5, 2017 at the Newport Hospital in Newport, RI. Loiswas born November 18, 1925, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the only child of Emerson Clinton and Mary Irene (Weaver) Neifert. She grew up in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, graduating from Tamaqua High School in 1943. She attended the University of Michigan

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Newport Wins $400,000 Grant in Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge Competition

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo have announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the Fed’s Working Cities Challenge, a competition for Rhode Island communities to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. The program officially launched in Rhode Island in 2015 with state,

RIMTA Launches Superyacht Crew Training Program in May

Individuals who would love to work on the luxury superyachts that visit Newport each summer before taking off for warm-water ports come fall now have a free training program to give them the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the charter-yacht industry.   The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), in partnership with Ship to

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Newport’s Daffodil Festival Raises $33,000 for Free Bulb Give-Away And Planting This Fall

Three fund-raising events during the 4th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival raised over $33,000 for Daffodillion’s annual free bulb give-away at Easton’s Beach on October 14th and for planting by the city and volunteers this fall, according to festival organizers. Additional proceeds will go to the Tree Society’s Heritage Tree program, part of Newport’s Arboretum.

Newport Approved by FEMA to Participate in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System

In 2016 the City of Newport made a formal request for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).  The CRS is a voluntary program that was implemented in 1990 that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP standards.  Under the CRS, flood insurance premium rates

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