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Newport County live music and entertainment listings (Dec. 18 – 25)

Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week. Please Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the venue is located in Newport. Those venues that are blue/hyperlinked are our advertisers and partners. Please consider supporting them by following the link to their website/by visiting their business to enjoy their live music and […]

Posted inCity & Government

With school set to open in a few weeks, school districts facing staff shortages

Just a few weeks before the opening of schools throughout Rhode Island, many school districts are still trying to fill teacher and other vacancies, according to published reports and comments from leading state educators. But the teacher shortages in Rhode Island hardly compare with other states, where drastic measures are being considered to reduce the […]

Posted inWeather

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

The following is the National Weather Service 7-day weather forecast, centered on Newport State Airport; NWS Forecast for: Newport RIIssued by: National Weather Service Norton, MALast Update: 1:07 pm EDT Aug 17, 2022 This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. North wind around 11 mph, with […]

Posted inRhode Island

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November’s midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot. The effort, which breaks the group’s previous $45 million […]

Posted inRhode Island

Opinion: Making affordable energy a priority in the next legislative session

Like most Rhode Islanders, I was shocked and dismayed by Rhode Island Energy’s (formally National Grid) announcement that residential electrical rates will increase over 125% from 7.810¢/kWh to 17.785¢/kWh in October.  This means the average customer will see a rate increase of about $52 a month.  I immediately worried about the impact this would have […]

Posted inReal Estate

‘Villa Marina’ sells for $5.5 million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International   Realty this week announced the sale of “Villa Marina” at 72 Washington   Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The property sold for $5,500,000. The sale was brokered by Paul A. Leys, broker, and co-owner of Gustave   White Sotheby’s International Realty.  Overlooking Newport Harbor, Goat Island, and the Newport Bridge, […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment

“Six Picks” Washington County Fair, annual event runs August 17-20

A Rhode Island tradition returns to South County beginning Wednesday, August 17 running through Sunday, August 20. The Washington County Fair is back in Richmond, with a full lineup of events including country music stars, friendly competitions, an amusement midway, and delicious treats from around the state. Here are six “not-to-be-missed” attractions to check out! […]

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What’sUpNewp and The JPT to host film parties with ‘Point Break’ on August 17th & ‘Strange Brew’ on August 18th

It’s summer in Newport and time to party!  Join us Wednesday and Thursday nights for a couple of special event parties. Point Break  Tuesday, August 17 We Own Land @ 6:30, Film @ 7:30 Tickets at www.janepickens.com Sponsored by Rejects Beer Co. who will be in-house doing tastings! We Own Land to perform before the film at 6:30 Surfs up brah! Hit the beach […]

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Local educator to explore the Pacific Ocean aboard Robbert Ballard’s exploration vessel Nautilus

(Wickford, Rhode Island – August 15,  2022) —  Local educator Shannon Donovan joins a deep ocean exploration expedition to reveal seafloor formations and features in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Central Pacific Ocean. Donovan was competitively selected from educators nationwide to sail aboard Ocean Exploration Trustʻs (OET) Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus for their interest […]

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Obituary: Stephen Millard

Stephen Alan Millard, originally of North Kingstown, RI, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2022 at Newport Hospital after a prolonged illness. Steve and his beloved Gemini twin sister Barbara (Millard) Powell were born in Providence, RI, on June 13th, 1951 to Marilyn (Carr) Millard and Lawrence S. Millard. He spent his childhood in North […]

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Rhythm & Roots Festival on schedule for Labor Day Weekend

As Covid surged last winter, things looked bleak for Rhode Island’s renowned Rhythm and Roots Festival. Facing health issues and uncertainty around vendors, longtime Producer Chuck Wentworth announced in February that he was ending the popular Labor Day Weekend event. Fans were disappointed but understood Wentworth’s position. Simply put, running a music festival is a […]

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Comic – Sour Grapes: Stand Up

Here’s this week’s Sour Grapes, enjoy! Tim Jones is the creator, artist and writer of the widely popular, self-syndicated comic strip, “SOUR GRAPES”; a comic about “Aesop”, a miserable flying dog and his odd friends, all living in a problematic and troubled world. Sour Grapes is currently published in multiple newspapers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, […]

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Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bootstrap

Meet your new best friend, Bootstrap– this week’s Adoptable Dog of the Week! The Potter League for Animals shares on their website that Bootstrap is a 4-year-old male Mixed Breed. Ollie is considered a large-sized dog, weighing between 60-99 pounds. Here’s what else Potter League for Animals has to say about Bootstrap; “Strap in to […]

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The Breakers Landscape Revival to receive Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s transformative revival of The Breakers landscape is among five Newport projects to receive this year’s Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards. The awards – a collaboration of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport – recognize efforts that protect the architectural heritage and character of one of the […]

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Newport Restoration Foundation announces 16th Annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award honorees

For the first time, the annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards recognizes a record of five projects for their significant contributions to the preservation of Newport’s architectural heritage and historic character. The Doris Duke Preservation Awards are a collaboration of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport. The awards celebrate individuals for […]

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City of Newport provides an update on privacy incident

The City of Newport announced today that it has concluded the investigation of a previously announced security incident.   The City of Newport provided the following information in a press release; “As previously announced, on June 9, 2022, the City identified unusual network activity that caused certain systems in its network to become unavailable. The City […]