Newport Polo players are making waves this month as Amy Rice, resident of Portsmouth, mounts her campaign to represent State Senate District 11, covering Portsmouth, along with portions of Bristol and Tiverton.  The primary election is on December 1st, with early voting available at town hall.  Rice, a successful Newport attorney, served three State Senate terms from 2005-2011 for District 72, in leadership roles as the Deputy Majority Leader, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Secretary of the Environment Committee.  She has also served on the Portsmouth town counsel, as well as legal counsel for Governor Chaffee.  Rice is one of the original women members of Newport Polo, from the mid 1990’s.  Rice can be contacted with questions at (401) 683 – 6555.

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sam Clemens of InsightSquared, accepted an award for ‘Top Places to Work in Massachusetts’ by the Boston Globe.  Over 77,000 employees at 300 companies were surveyed in 2015, with top marks going to those focused on creative employee engagement for better professional performance.  The Boston based research firm was founded in 2011, providing top rated analytics for over 20,000 users.  Get the full article online at the Boston Globe.  Middletown homeowner, entrepreneur, sportsman and family man, Clemens took up polo at Yale, and played in the Boston area before joining Newport Polo in 2011.

About Newport Polo:

Newport Polo is the home of America’s first polo club, est. in 1876, a founding member of the United States Polo Association, and host of the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series XXV, offering public exhibition matches and polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.
The Polo Series has earned recognition as one of the most popular and unique summertime traditions in the New England region.  Public exhibition matches are held every Saturday, June through September. The most current information is online at www.nptpolo.com and by private Subscription to its monthly lifestyle E-magazine. 

Season XXV of begins on June 4, 2016 when USA hosts an international rival on Opening Day, marking the start of the Silver Jubilee.   Acting as a global ambassador to the sport of polo, teams from over 30 countries have taken to the field for the Newport International Polo Series, including challengers from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore and Monaco.

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