Newport sees brighter summer with large-scale events returning

Updated at 1:01 p.m. on March 22, 2021.

LARGE-SCALE EVENTS, such as the Newport Folk Festival, pictured, could help the city of Newport have a brighter summer after the COVID-19 pandemic significantly hampered the city's economy last year. / COURTESY DOUG MASON
LARGE-SCALE EVENTS, such as the Newport Folk Festival, pictured, could help the city of Newport have a brighter summer after the COVID-19 pandemic significantly hampered the city's economy last year. / COURTESY DOUG MASON
NEWPORT – During the state’s March 18 COVID-19 press conference, R.I. Commerce Corp. Secretary Stefan Pryor opened the door for large-scale events to occur this summer in the state after being prohibited last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Daniel J. McKee further emphasized that point by saying that there will be music in Newport this…

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