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October 16, 2018

City & Government

Public invited to hear from Newport City Council and School Committee candidates at public forums

Newport, RI – The Alliance For A Livable Newport is inviting all Newport citizens and voters to attend the three public forums scheduled this month where Newport City Council and School Committee candidates will address questions and the public before the General Election on November 6th. ALN PUBLIC FORUMS SCHEDULE: School Committee Candidates Tuesday, October

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Lecture on life in Newport in the 1960’s to be held at Rough Point on October 30th

Newport, RI – The Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation are co-hosting a lecture, Colonial Survival and Modern Revival: Newport in the 1960s by John R. Tschirch, Visiting Curator of Urban History at the Newport Historical Society on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 5pm at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI. Newport in the 1960s was a

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Newport Performing Arts Center provides update on efforts to restore Opera House Theater

Newport, RI – The Newport Performing Arts Center provided a long-awaited update on where they were in terms of fundraising and restoration of the Opera House Theater on Monday. The press release, “Newport Performing Arts Center Prepares for Phase II of Opera House Theater Restoration”, stated the following; The Newport Performing Arts Center has completed

Arts & Entertainment

Artists awards and fiscal sponsorship available from The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County

Newport, RI – The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) has announced their 2019 Artist Award and Fiscal Sponsorship programs, in support of Newport County artists and art projects that benefit our community.  Artist Awards Artist Awards of up to $500 support arts projects throughout Newport County. We look forward to championing exciting and

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Newport Historical Society’s next ‘History Space’ event will highlight ‘A Colonist’s Wardrobe’

Newport, RI – When Newport, Rhode Island was founded in 1639, what were people wearing? Join the Newport Historical Society’s History Space event, A Colonist’s Wardrobe, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am-2pm, at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, Newport, RI, for an interactive program with 17th-century tailor Dan Rosen. Chat with Dan and feel the fabrics as he

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Arts & Entertainment

International ballet featuring choreographers to be featured in Newport

Island Moving Company announces performance dates for Far to Near: Choreography. Closer.  a mixed repertory evening-length contemporary ballet featuring choreographers from Italy, Puerto Rico, and Newport October 26 and 27 in Newport, RI.  Curated by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, Near to Far Choreography. Closer. is designed to showcase the company’s 13 nationally and international recruited

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Salve to host public screening of ‘A Calling’, documentary follows women’s fight to rise within church ranks

Newport, RI – A film documenting the ongoing struggle that women face to gain the recognition and prominent roles they deserve within the Catholic Church hierarchy will be screened at Salve Regina University next week, and will be introduced by both the producer and one of the inspirational women featured in the work. Free and open


RIDOH: Avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton, Gardiner Pond in Middletown

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton and Gardiner Pond in Middletown because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. Health advisories remain in


Senator Whitehouse among cosponsors of bipartisan bill signed into law to tackle marine debris crisis

Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) cheered the signing by the president today of their bipartisan Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, to address the marine debris epidemic affecting America’s oceans, shorelines, and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe.  The Senators, all members of

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