The Newport City Council approved two special event licenses on Wednesday, September 9th that will give two different applicants the permission to host a fireworks display in Newport, RI this fall.

While both events are private, both firework displays should be able to be seen by the general public.

On Thursday, September 24th; Advanced Power Services will host a firework display off the coast of Newport near Castle Hill Inn. The fireworks will be lit from a barge in the harbor just off of Castle Hill Inn, the fireworks will go off at 9:30pm and are expected to last 10 minutes.

Fireworks should be able to be seen from waterfront locations facing west/south west.

Advanced Power Services, based in Plainville, CT, is an engine/generator and fire pump service and repair business that provides service throughout the state of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and in Eastern New York. The company was established in 1998 and the Principal and Founder is John Gribok.

On Sunday, October 4th; There will be a firework display for Nicholas Schorsch off the coast of Newport near Hopedene Mansion, 43 Cliff Avenue. The fireworks will be lit from a barge in the harbor just off of the Cliff Walk between 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The fireworks are expected to last 5 to 8 minutes.

Nicholas Schorsch, who owns the Audrain Automobile Museum building and its collection, purchased Hopedene Mansion, for $16 million in 2012.

Fireworks should be able to be seen from Easton’s Beach.

Ryan M. Belmore

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