The Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI NOW) has announced their endorsement of Dawn Euer in the Special Election for the open senate seat in District 13, representing Jamestown and Newport. The endorsement is the first endorsement officially issued by any group for the upcoming special election. RI NOW President Rebecca Kislak said:
Clean Ocean Access’ Earth Day cleanup proved to have a positive impact at Marine Avenue Beach and surrounding areas along the Cliff Walk in Newport. In less than two hours, 91 volunteers removed 260 pounds of marine debris. Their efforts were not confined to Marine Avenue Beach, as they ventured out and cleaned up Bailey’s
This story was originally published on October 15, 2016, it was updated on April 25, 2017, to include an official release from the USGA. The United States Golf Association (USGA) has named the Newport Country Club in Newport, RI the host site for the 2020 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The championship for golfers age 50 and
All oversized and overweight vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Pell Bridge from mid-May through the end of June, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). A bridge deck replacement project on the bridge will prohibit Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds and vehicles with width exceeding 8 feet 6
With Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care. In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest quality health care for children, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia
Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of announces who will perform at the 2017 Festival via their unique rolling lineup announcements. The first announcement came on Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday morning, when they announced Fleet Foxes would return to Fort Adams on Friday, July 28th. This story will be
This story was originally published on February 24, 2017; it has been updated. Seastreak has plans to extend the season and the amount of daily trips for the Newport to Providence Ferry in 2017, according to Seastreak’s website. The 2017 season will run from June 16th to October 1st, 41 days longer than the 2016
Clean Ocean Access expands marine debris removal and prevention efforts on Aquidneck Island Clean Ocean Access (COA) has received a grant for $66,370 from 11th Hour Racing to implement two trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island and to create a strategic plan for four additional locations around the State of Rhode Island. The Aquidneck Island
The City of Newport announces the beginning of the Parking Season effective May 1, 2017 and continuing through October 31, 2017. Metered parking will be in effect from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents.
The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, will arrive this weekend after completing her first international ocean voyages that took her to Cuba twice and Bermuda. Onboard are high school students, including a number from Tall Ships Portland, and adults who participated in Ocean Navigator celestial navigation classes on
Time Inc.’s COASTAL LIVING brand has announced that the brand’s popular annual idea house will be built in Newport in 2017 and will be available for purchase and open to the public starting in July. To celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary, the idea house will showcase design trends and innovations from the past two decades.
Continuing the tradition of celebrating music education and fulfilling a key mission of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. by showcasing outstanding student bands, George Wein and Christian McBride are pleased to announce the Fifth Wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is set for August 4-6 at
The following items of business will go before the Newport City Council at its next regular meeting to be held on April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m at Newport City Hall.
Moët & Chandon has joined Bowen’s Wharf Company as presenting sponsor of the Newport Oyster Festival, Newport Wooden Boat Show and Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival. The partnership will feature the world’s most beloved champagne and celebrate Rhode Island’s marine community at these lively waterfront events in downtown Newport. Oysters lovingly cultivated in the Ocean
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
The missions of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) have been expanded and updated to reflect the school’s current functions and to better serve the Fleet, the Department of Defense and nation. The primary mission of NWC “will always be to educate and develop future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and enhancing
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton died earlier today at her home in Florida. Hamilton, 88, was a billionaire heiress of Campbell’s Soup, founder of the SVF Foundation in Newport and well known for her generous contributions to philanthropy in Florida and Rhode Island. Read more from The Philadelphia Inquirer – ”Dodo’ Hamilton,
At a press conference earlier this afternoon at King Park, Michael “Mike” Smith officially announced his candidacy for the Senate District 13 (Jamestown, Newport) that was recently vacated by Teresa Paiva Weed. Four democrats have announced that they will run for the Senate seat once occupied by Teresa Paiva Weed – John Florez, Dawn Euer,
Mike Smith, a Newport resident, business owner, and former political candidate will make an official announcement regarding his candidacy for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Tuesday, April 18th. In 2016, Smith ran unsuccessfully as an Independent against Lauren Carson for House District 75 (Newport). Smith ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Senate President M.
The City of Newport announced today in the following press release that it has partnered with OpenGov, the leader in government performance solutions, to improve transparency and increase access to important public information through the OpenGov platform. The OpenGov Smart Government PlatformTM will allow Newport residents to use a Google-style search bar to track government
Washington Square Cafe & Baking Company has been sold and will permanently close on Sunday, April 16th. “The Washington Square Cafe has sold! Our last day of business will be Sunday, April 16th, 2017. We want to thank all of you for making our business a success. A true spirit of community thrived and was
Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program invites Newport area residents and friends to volunteer for one of the many cleanup events happening for Newport’s 2017 Earth Day celebration. The Clean City Program will be picking up items collected from the cleanup events listed below. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is waiving disposal fees
If you were out enjoying the gorgeous spring weather yesterday and took a stroll down Bowen’s Wharf, you may have noticed some commotion over at Diego’s. Construction workers, a trailer, the sounds of machinery were all for good reason – the contemporary Mexican spot is adding a second level with a deck, waterfront views, an additional bar and
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Every year, the month of April is set aside by the Department of Defense (DOD) to recognize military children and the important role they play in the armed forces community. Established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper W. Weinberger, the Month of the Military Child honors and recognizes the sacrifices military
Plans are underway to replace the sign that once marked the section of Newport’s historic Common Burying Ground known as God’s Little Acre. The previous sign, lost in a storm in 2011, marked the largest and oldest extant burial ground for enslaved and free Africans in colonial America. Designed by long time Newport residents Theresa