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RESURFACED: Visitors walk along the exit drive at The Breakers mansion in Newport. The drive was resurfaced with hand-cut pavers and features a heated tubing to keep the exit free of snow and ice in the winter.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Rehabilitation project aims to return Breakers to Gilded Age appearance

Phase by phase, the landscape surrounding The Breakers in Newport is moving closer to its late 19th-century roots. Designed by landscape architect Ernest W. Bowditch...
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A breakout of signature dishes

Chefs and restaurants are known for their style and approach to the cuisine, often featuring signature creations on a menu driven by the ethnic...

$500K federal grant to help cover Marble House roof repair

NEWPORT – A $500,000 federal grant will go toward a roof rehabilitation at Marble House in Newport, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday. The...
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...

Tearing down ‘Superman’ building is wrongheaded thinking

To the Editor: In Providence Business News’ June 7 article, “It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower,” Rep. Blake Filippi, R-New Shoreham, suggested the...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Newport County has announced that the National Trust of Historic Preservation has awarded a $50,000 grant to help with the preservation of a historic African burial ground in Newport.

$50K grant will help preserve headstones at African burial ground in...

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust of Historic Preservation to help preserve vulnerable...

Newport mansions again surpass 1 million visits in 2018

NEWPORT – For the third consecutive year, the Preservation Society of Newport County welcomed more than 1 million visitors to the Newport Mansions. The...
ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...
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...

Horse-drawn carriages return to Newport for Weekend of Coaching

NEWPORT – Authentic 19th-century horse-drawn carriages will be on parade for view to the public for free throughout Newport in the Preservation Society of...
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