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53rd Newport Bermuda Race sets sail from Fort Adams State Park

NEWPORT- The 53rd Newport Bermuda Race kicks off Friday with rolling starts of the 165 boats racing southward to the Bermuda finish line set...

It’s sailing season in the City by the Sea

NEWPORT – Professional sailing is back in the world's colloquially known “sailing capital," named for much more being the location of the National Sailing...

Newport expects to see more cruise ships this season

NEWPORT – City officials expect to see more cruise ships and passengers this season than it did in 2023, according to the 2024 schedule...

Bonniecrest Estate condo in Newport sells for $1.5 million

NEWPORT – A 2,750-square-foot condominium in the Bonniecrest Estate, a gated neighborhood and harbor-front association, recently sold for $1.5 million, according to Residential Properties...

Ocean Race stopover organizers eye attendance ‘surge’ during weekend finale

NEWPORT – The last weekend of the Ocean Race stopover is at hand, with organizers expecting a significant turnout up to and during the...

11th Hour Racing Team victorious as Ocean Race arrives in Newport

NEWPORT – A Rhode Island native officially lead the Ocean Race into the Ocean State on Wednesday. Amid bellowing horns, Rhode Island native Charlie Enright...

Newport eyes economic boost with Ocean Race stopover

NEWPORT – Local business owners and city officials are hoping the Memorial-to-Labor Day period widely assumed to encompass New England’s high tourist season no...
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 sees brighter summer with large-scale events returning

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...
WATER WAYS OF LIFE: Brad Read, executive director for Sail Newport, involves his organization with the Newport Public Schools system, where it integrates marine education and learning to sail into the curriculum at Pell Elementary School. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Brad Read, executive director, Sail Newport

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Brad Read | Executive director, Sail Newport SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. Respect for the environment. Teamwork. Self-reliance. Perseverance. Humility. Self-esteem. Leadership. These...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative. Both centered on what...
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