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Newport Mansions exceed 1 million tours for second consecutive year

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County gave 1,017,586 tours of its 11 historic properties last year, the second consecutive year it has...
NEWPORT WAS NAMED No. 23 Best U.S. City by National Geographic Travel in a recent ranking. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Nat Geo Traveler names Newport among 30 best small U.S. cities

PROVIDENCE - A Jan. 16 ranking published by National Geographic Traveler counts Newport among the 30 Best Small U.S. Cities according to "unconventional metrics"...

Breakers receives $1M-plus boost to landscape project

NEWPORT - The Preservation Society of Newport County's planned renovation of The Breakers' landscape received a $1,045,000 boost in the form of a grant...
THE GRAND GALLERY at the RISD Museum. /COURTESY OF THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN MUSEUM

Three local sites make AAA “Cool Day Trip” list

PROVIDENCE - The Breakers, New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum were deemed "Cool Day Trips from Boston" in...
THE PROPOSED WELCOME CENTER on the grounds of The Breakers in Newport will break ground on Thursday, May 18. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY AND EPSTEIN JOSLIN ARCHITECTS

The Breakers Welcome Center to break ground May 18

NEWPORT - Construction for the Breakers Welcome Center will begin at 9 a.m. on May 18, according to a press release from The Preservation Society...
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Historic Pioneer road coach on display at The Breakers

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has acquired a road coach, called Pioneer, which will be on display at The Breakers Stable...
IN THE LOOP: Lawrence Air Systems Inc. co-owner Brian Lawrence, left, and employee Jim Fulton install a ground loop for a geothermal system at The Breakers in Newport.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Energizing R.I.’s historic homes

Lawrence Air Systems Inc., specializes in modernizing the heating and cooling capabilities of Rhode Island’s many historic homes and properties, says co-owner Brian Lawrence. “I...

Behan Bros. to construct Breakers Welcome Center in Newport

NEWPORT – Behan Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year. According...
NEWPORT'S BEHAN Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year./ COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY AND EPSTEIN JOSLIN ARCHITECTS

Behan Bros. chosen to construct Breakers Welcome Center

NEWPORT – Behan Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year. According...
WELCOME SIGHT: A rendering of the proposed welcome center at The Breakers emulates the garden pavilions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY

Breakers visitor center opponents offer $200K for alternate plan

NEWPORT – A founding member of a Newport-based community group that opposes plans for a visitor center at The Breakers has offered a $200,000...
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