A roundup of today’s big stories that have to do with what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI…

Salve Regina University Football Will Play For New England Football Conference Championship: (What’sUpNewp)

Newport Polo Names Most Improved and Sportsmanship Awards: Newport Polo is pleased to announced its 2015 Most Improved Player and … Dave Markell of Portsmouth, RI, and to the 2015 charity gala committee volunteers. (PATCH)

UPDATE: Newport Skating Center Hits 82% of Fundraising Goal; Deadline to Give is Fast Approaching: (What’sUpNewp)

Twin River reveals $75 mill. Tiverton casino proposal: The company, which wants to relocate Newport Grand to Tiverton, would also like to build an 84-room hotel. “Twin River has done an excellent job combining all … (ABC6)

Seal Tour Season Launches This Weekend in Newport: On November 14, Save The Bay will launch its Newport Seal Tour season out of Bowen’s Ferry Landing. (What’sUpNewp)

The Newport Marathon: Worth the Trip: Just about everything at the Newport, Rhode Island Marathon, on October 11 was awesome. Everything except the running. Ten miles in to the half marathon my … (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Newport Among ‘America’s Best Towns For The Holidays’: Travel + Leisure readers agree, Newport is among America’s Best Towns For The Holidays. ( What’sUpNewp)

Gilded Age mansion in Newport that hosted Kennedys goes on sale …: The owner, property developer Doug ‘Papa Doug’ Manchester, said he is devastated to let go of the Fairholme Estate in Newport, Rhode Island, as he prepares … (Daily Mail)

Schedule Of Veterans Day Events In and Around Newport: (What’sUpNewp)

The Chanler at Cliff Walk Rolls Out Christmas Package; Includes a Stay, Gourmet Meals and Holiday Gifts: The Chanler at Cliff Walk is offering a Christmas Package this holiday season which includes a two-night stay, seasonal gourmet meals and assorted holiday gifts. (What’sUpNewp)

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Study: Tiverton gambling site could boost RI revenue 6 percent by …: Twin River Management Group purchased Newport Grand in July and soon announced its plans to construct a new casino in Tiverton and transfer the licenses … (PROJO)

Solarize Aquidneck Launches Island-Wide Solar Initiative, Hosts Community Workshops: On Thursday, November 12, Solarize Aquidneck will host a community workshop-­‐Solar 101,for residents of Aquidneck Island interested in learning more about the advantages of solar installations on their homes and businesses. ( What’sUpNewp)

Nonprofit group grants Mystic woman’s wish to fly again: Smith made arrangements with Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, of Newport, R.I., which offers tours, and they flew to Westerly Airport. The ride cost the organization … (The Day)

Randal Poirier, of Independence Financial Partners, is the 2015 Season Sponsor of Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff: Randal Poirier, of Independence Financial Partners, is the 2015 Season Sponsor of Island Moving Co.’s magical Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. (What’sUpNewp)

Museum of Newport Irish History Lecture on Migration Set for November 12th: The Museum of Newport Irish History announces the third talk in its 14th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. ( What’sUpNewp)

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Fiona rushes at Atlantic Canada with strong rains and wind

Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country’s history.

Judge stuck at 60 home runs, Yankees beat Red Sox 5-4

Judge was held without a home run for the third straight game, keeping him at 60 for the season and one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, but the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night.


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