Newport PD: Narragansett man arrested after incident that involved a fork lift at Fort...

Newport, RI - Newport Police Department has issued the following press release regarding an incident at Fort Adams on Wednesday night. Newport Police Department has reported that one officer was treated and released from...

Newport Police: Eighty-seven motor vehicles cited in last sixty days for failing to stop...

With the beginning of school year, fall season and the increase in school children, buses, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, the Newport Police Department is out today with a press release and the...

Public workshop to be held to discuss proposed updates to the current Newport Harbor...

On January 7th, the Newport Waterfront Commission will be holding a public workshop to discuss proposed updates to the current Newport harbor mooring ordinances. Notice of Public Workshop
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LIVE BLOG: Government, school, and business cancellations and closures

Newport, RI - Here's the latest information for cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans throughout Newport County and Rhode Island. This information is user generated/submitted and is from the Rhode...

2019 Worlds in Newport will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the...

Photo – 12 Metres racing in Barcelona during the 2014 12 Metre World Championship. The 2019 Worlds in Newport will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the U.S. (photo credit: SallyAnne Santos/Windlass Creative) Newport, RI –...

Public forums to be held following Thompson Middle School incident

Following an incident last week at Thompson Middle School where two middle school students were arrested for allegedly assaulting another student, Marcin G. Rembisz, Communications Coordinator/Secretary for Newport Public Schools, has shared...

Christmas In Newport announces Newport Doorway Contest winners

Christmas in Newport has announced the winners of their annual Door Decorating Contest.  Categories once again included Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. The deadline to sign...

Boston Globe: Peregrine Group’s Colin Kane mulling run for Governor

Dan McGowan writes this morning in his Rhode Map newsletter for The Boston Globe that Colin Kane, founding partner of the Peregrine Group LLC, is considering running for Governor.
Jamestown Police Department

Jamestown Police Officer rescues man from water in the East Ferry area

Jamestown, RI - Jamestown Police Department shared a press release on Thursday afternoon that details how one of their officers jumped into the water in the East Ferry area to rescue a man. The press...

Middletown Man Wins $50,000 on Instant Ticket

Michael Johnson of Middletown claimed a $50,000 "Super Crossword" Instant Ticket prize on Thursday, April 21st. Johnson stopped at Colbea, 1149 West Main Rd., Middletown, with his friend early Thursday and they both purchased an Instant...
Moonrise Kingdom

17 Popular Movies Filmed in Newport, RI

This story was originally published on September 2, 2015. It was updated on September 2, 2017. According to IMDB, there are more than 100 films, documentaries and tv shows that credit Newport, Rhode Island as a...

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will bring new luxury cruise yacht to Newport in 2020

Newport, RI - The brand-new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will stop in Newport during its inaugural fall season in 2020. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc., announced in June 2017 its entry into...

Two Rhode Islanders among six inducted into National Sailing Hall Of Fame’s Class of...

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its eighth class of Inductees on Sunday, November 11, at Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), concluding three days of activities that included a symposium for junior sailors...

State confirms 4th positive finding of EEE, 1st West Nile Virus detection in latest...

The following is a mosquito advisory/press release from RIDOH and RIDEM. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that a...

18 famous actors and actresses that have ties to Newport

Editor's Note - This story was originally published on November 15, 2015. It has been republished. Newport has a long history of socialites, presidents, celebrities and famous people visiting, filming and sailing in The City By...
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Kris Kristofferson Returns To Newport and the Festival Where His Career Was ‘Launched’

Forty seven years ago at the 10th Annual Newport Folk Festival, the crowd at Festival Field in Newport was entertained by Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, James Taylor and many others. While James Taylor's...

Potter League for Animals will receive four dogs from Kabul, Afghanistan this week

The Potter League for Animals announced today that they will be receiving four dogs who were rescued from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan in partnership with Nowzad, Afghanistan’s first animal shelter and...

National Weather Service: No hazardous weather is expected at this time

The National Weather Service has issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook for southeastern coastal Massachusetts and south coastal Rhode Island. New Update Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather...

Obituary for Karen Louise (Connelly) Ricci

Karen Louise (Connelly) Ricci, 78, died peacefully with her loving family at her side on Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was the wife of Anthony F. Ricci. She was...
Bowen's Wharf

Weekend Weather Forecast: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Newport, RI - The first weekend of December is here and there are more than a handful of events and activities taking place outdoors over the next few days. Here's what's in store for weather...

RIDOH closes three Newport beaches to swimming due to high bacteria levels

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry, Hazards and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Surfer’s...
Newport Fireworks

Schedule: Public, private Firework Displays that will light up the Newport sky in 2019...

Fireworks have become tremendously popular over the last several years for those hosting weddings and special events in and around Newport. So popular and regular that Newport City Council is looking to...

Boston Globe: “$400,000 for a liquor license? That’s the cost of doing business in...

Dan McGowan from The Boston Globe has a story out today on the liquor license saga currently underway in the City of Newport. "How's this for sticker shock?...
Castle Hill Inn

OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: Castle Hill Inn, Bouchard Restaurant & Inn among the ‘100...

Newport, RI - Today, OpenTable revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018, according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner...

Today In Newport – December 30th: Weather forecast and things to do

Weather Forecast Today - A slight chance of snow showers between 9am and noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 39. North wind around...