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Newport receives $598K grant for coastal resilience plan

NEWPORT – The city has received a $598,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to develop strategies to protect...

The Ocean Race postpones competition for one year due to COVID-19

NEWPORT – The next Ocean Race has been postponed by one year and will start in October 2022, the sailing organization announced on Thursday. The...

Sailing hall of fame organizations form partnership in Newport

NEWPORT –The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that their partnership will open an...
THE CITY of Newport is telling out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine themselves for two weeks after arrival, particularly from areas hard-hit by the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19./R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM.

Coastal towns tell out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine

NEWPORT – Coastal towns that have a large number of second homes are increasingly asking – or ordering – out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine after...

Newport announces series of financial relief programs

NEWPORT – A new series of financial relief measures have been put in place to help ease the potential economic impact of the COVID-19...

KLR Promotes Andrew R. Tavares, CPA, MST to Partner

KLR, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in New England announced the promotion of Andrew R. Tavares, CPA, MST to Partner....
STANDSTILL: John Hirschboeck, co-president of community nonprofit Alliance for a Livable Newport, argued for a six-month development moratorium in the city’s North End. He and other supporters say the city needs time to develop zoning requirements for the area, shown on the map he’s holding. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Construction moratorium divides business, Newport leaders

Newport has enacted a six-month moratorium on development in its North End, including an innovation district intended to attract companies that might diversify its...
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/

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...

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