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‘Great Elephant Migration’ reaches Newport  

NEWPORT – A herd of hand-crafted elephant sculptures has landed in Newport, part of "The Great Elephant Migration" public art installation founded by U.K.-based...

City, Newport Restoration Foundation select Thomason as part of building preservation...

NEWPORT – The city and a local foundation recently selected a Nashville-based consultant to help create guidelines for bolstering the resiliency of historic properties...
MARK THOMPSON will leave as Newport Restoration Foundation's executive director in the spring of 2022. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Newport Restoration Foundation leader Thompson to step down in 2022

NEWPORT – Mark Thompson’s time leading the Newport Restoration Foundation will soon come to an end. The nonprofit’s board chair, James Ross, announced Wednesday that...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
THE RENOVATION of 23 Hammersmith Road included upgrading of mechanical systems and restoration of historic windows. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards announced

NEWPORT – The 13th annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards were announced this week, and the recipients include homeowners who rehabilitated what had once...

Newport Restoration Foundation wins 2 publication awards

NEWPORT – The New England Museum Association Publication Awards in its 2019 competition bestowed two awards to the Newport Restoration Foundation. The preservation nonprofit won...

Nominations being accepted for 2019 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

NEWPORT – Community members in Newport are asked to submit nominations for the Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, which highlight exemplary historic-preservation building and...
COLORFUL CLOTHING: Women’s attire is displayed showing the styles of the 1960s. The Newport Restoration Foundation will host a talk titled “Camelot vs. the Counterculture” on the fashion, culture and society of the day at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Rough Point in Newport.
 / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION.

Editor’s Choice: Newport Restoration Foundation to host discussion on fashion trends

EDITOR’S CHOICE Newport Restoration Foundation to host talk on fashion trends NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION will hold a talk on the tug of war between fashion’s...
THE CATTLE CRIB, located on Beacon Hill Road in Newport, was one of the Doris Duke Preservation award winners announced by the Newport Restoration Foundation. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Newport Restoration Foundation names Doris Duke Preservation Award winners

NEWPORT – Three recent projects will be recognized at the 12th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards for their contribution to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage,...
THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION named Mark Thompson as its newest executive director. Thompson comes to Newport via previous work in Maryland. / COURTESY NRF

Thompson named new NRF executive director

NEWPORT - Mark Thompson has been named the new executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation, the organization announced Wednesday. “Thompson epitomizes the personal and...
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