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More Assistance Offered To Newport Businesses Affected By Outage

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Nearly a month after a weeklong gas outage cut service to thousands of Aquidneck Island residents, the U.S. Small Business Adminstration is offering additional assistance to local businesses.


Preservation Society of Newport Names Jones Director of Museum Affairs

The Preservation Society of Newport has named Leslie Jones as Director of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator. The Director of Museum Affairs oversees curatorial, conservation, collections management, exhibitions and academic programs such as lectures and the Newport Symposium.


Newport Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

NEWPORT, RI — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.



MIDDLETOWN — DeBlois Gallery has issued a call for artists for its March Open Show on the theme “Open Your Mind.” The exhibit is unjuried and all media are accepted. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., March 2-31.


Social Enterprise Greenhouse Plans to Expand Support for Entrepreneurs and Businesses to Newport

In December 2018, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) was awarded a $257,321 competitive grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand their programming to serve entrepreneurs and businesses in regional satellite locations including Pawtucket and Central Falls, and Newport.


New store slated for former Payless location

NEWPORT — A shoe-store swap is coming to the RK Newport Towne Center shopping center on Connell Highway. A Skechers store will take over the Payless ShoeSource space, as well as an adjacent vacant storefront totaling 8,340 square feet, said Ken Fries, the head of leasing for RK Centers, the company


Largest-ever U.S. gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts will take place in Newport this July

The 12 Metre Pre-Worlds Regatta and 12 Metre World Championship (organized by the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club) promises the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S., with two dozen


Newport Winter Festival events calendar

The following is a selection of highlights from the 31st annual Newport Winter Festival, Feb. 15-24. For more information and weather cancellations, call the festival office at 847-7666. To order tickets online, go to newportwinterfestival.com/online-ordering.


Now Hiring In Newport: 70+ local job opportunities

Looking for a new gig, job, or career in Newport, Rhode Island? Here’s who’s hiring right now in and around The-City-By-The-Sea. All job opportunities are located within 5 miles of downtown Newport and have been posted within the last 7 days.


City of Newport releases report on Newport Harbor Mooring Ordinance Study

The City of Newport released the Newport Harbor Mooring Ordinance Study on Tuesday. According to the report, this study was conducted by Performance Research on behalf of the Newport Waterfront Commission in order to collect additional public feedback on the recently proposed Harbor Ordinance Change


Newport Polo Summer Charity Ball to benefit the Newport Music Festival

The Newport Polo Club named the Newport Music Festival as the beneficiary of its 19th annual International Polo Charity Ball, Diamonds Are Forever. “The Newport Music Festival is honored to be named the beneficiary of the 2019 Newport Polo Gala. The two organizations have a longstanding collaborativ


Verizon to continue work on Spring Street

NEWPORT — In recent weeks, Verizon Communications work trucks have often been camped out along Spring Street in the area of Hozier and Stone streets. A Verizon spokesman on Thursday said the company is “repairing cables that were damaged by water earlier this year.” He added the work should be compl


Westerly woman charged with drug possession following traffic stop

WESTERLY — A local woman is facing charges after police said she lied about her name to try and avoid being arrested on a warrant, leading police to discover her in possession of numerous pills, including several narcotics, without proper prescriptions.


Fun Food Things to Do in R.I. and beyond for Feb. 22-24

Do you know your Merlots from your Malbecs? Here's a chance to test your palate: Yankee Spirits, 207 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, will host a "Mini Grand Wine Tasting" with nine tables presented by MS Walker from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. A $5 donation for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is


Eye on RI: Polo heads to the beach

Ashley Erling brings us "Eye on RI" featuring upcomign local events!. Disco Night at OceanCliff- Friday night revisit Newport in the '70s with our tribute to Shamrock Cliff. Featuring DJ Corey Young and special guest DJ Bob Frione. Dance contest and prizes for best dressed male and female. Passed ho


Lake Street Dive to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival

Lake Street Dive has been added to the lineup of the sold out 2019 Newport Folk Festival. The band will perform on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.


Vegan venture is making converts, tastefully

NEWPORT — Carmen Foy is on a mission. That mission is to challenge the preconceived notions of vegan food and prove that a plant-based diet doesn’t necessarily need to taste like, well, cardboard.


Today in Newport – Feb. 21: Weather forecast and things to do

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport. Today:A chance of rain before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 48. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Ne


SPARE CHANGE: Famous kiss expressed spirit of time

A photographed spontaneous moment in time made George Mendonsa famous. On Aug. 14, 1945, once the Japanese officially surrendered, Mendonsa in Navy uniform kissed a stranger named Greta Friedman in New York City as people celebrated the end of four years of war.


Raimondo details budget plan at Newport County chamber event

NEWPORT — Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday morning she is now supporting the sale of recreational marijuana in the state after rejecting the initiative during her first term of office.