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NEWPORT has voted to grant permits to food trucks and carts. Above, a crowd gathers at a Friday night food truck gathering at Roger Williams Park in Providence in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Food trucks roll in Newport

NEWPORT – A summer-long debate on allowing food trucks to sell on the streets of Newport was finally resolved Wednesday evening.The Newport City Council,...
PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe, center, walks along the restored serpentine path at the Breakers with Hope "Happy" Van Beuren and board member David B. Ford Thursday in Newport. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

First phase of Breakers’ landscape restoration complete

NEWPORT – The $1 million initial phase of a multimillion dollar grounds restoration project at The Breakers has been completed.The project, part of The...
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...
SPECTATORS LINE the pier during the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race North American stopover in Newport. Sail Newport is still deciding on whether to bid for the 2022 stopover point. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Sail Newport: Decision on Ocean Race stopover depends on race schedule

NEWPORT – Sail Newport, host of the 2015 and 2018 North American Ocean Race stopover points, has yet to decide whether it will enter...
FORT ADAMS State Park is once again playing host to this year's Newport Folk Festival, which sold out less than an hour after tickets went on sale, according to festival organizers. / COURTESY R.I. DEPT OF TOURISM

State: Summer tourism outlook sunny

PROVIDENCE – Tourism officials across the state are expecting another busy summer, based on last year’s performance and pre-booking numbers for this season.With months...

Why I (still) work here

Every month, my organization picks one of our 26,000 outstanding or just plain interesting employees to profile in our internal newsletter. I took pride...
NATIONAL GRID provided updates Wednesday on efforts to restore gas service to impacted customers in Middletown and Newport. The Newport system is still in the process of being shut down customer by customer. The small Middletown system is in the process of being re-lit after successful reintroduction of gas pressure over the evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid provides update on gas restoration efforts

NEWPORT – On day three of the National Grid low-pressure gas service shutdown in Middletown and Newport, officials gathered to provide updates on the...

Woonsocket and Newport to get affordable housing projects

PROVIDENCE – Buildings and homes in need of repairs in Woonsocket and Newport have access to funds for rehabilitation under an affordable housing initiative...

Executive Transition at Newport’s MLK Community Center: Warren retires, Strout succeeds...

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center announces a change in executive leadership. Longtime Executive Director Marilyn Warren has retired and Portsmouth resident...
THE COMMODORE WILLIAM EDGAR House, located at 25 Old Beach Road, Newport, was sold for $3.53 million. / COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Newport’s Commodore William Edgar House sells for $3.5M

PROVIDENCE – A two-unit building, located at 25 Old Beach Road, Newport, was sold for $3.53 million, the highest price of a multifamily home...
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