Middletown Town Councilwoman M. Theresa Santos has passed

A lifelong Middletown resident, the 88-year-old Santos made her mark with the town long before she served on the council. Known for her energy and close attention to the bottom line in the town’s finance office, Santos worked for the town from 1966-1990. Santos was first voted onto the council in 2000 and served on the town’s top elected body […]

Incident Onboard 11th Hour Racing Team

At 1541 UTC on Thursday, May 25, while racing in Leg 5 of The Ocean Race, 11th Hour Racing Team activated its Hazard Button to alert Race Control and the wider fleet they had hit something, suspected to be a marine mammal or megafauna. The Team was in the mid-North Atlantic Ocean at 52°N, 35°W – approximately 750 nautical miles […]

Local Women to Receive Awards at EBCAP Gala June 15

(Newport, RI, May 19, 2023) – Four Newport County residents will be honored by East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) at its 18th Annual Seaside Gala on June 15 at Atlantic Resort Newport. They are: Louisa Boatwright of Newport, Amintha Cinotti, Lissa Fernandez, and Linda Finn, all of Middletown. Each will receive a 2023 Vision Award in recognition of their […]

The One Blue Voice Immersive Experience

The One Blue Voice Immersive Experience, presented by 11th Hour Racing at The Ocean Race, takes visitors on a journey to discover the race below. Created in collaboration with Tellart, the multi-sensory show combines video, audio, and hologram (at select stopovers) to give visitors a new perspective on the ocean and meet its unsung heroes. When the show begins, visitors are transported […]

City Manager to Leave Public Service

NEWPORT CITY MANAGER TO LEAVE CITY SERVICE Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. to Step Down in September   NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2023) – After 37 years with the City, longtime Newport City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. is set to step down from public service this fall. Nicholson, whose current contract was set to run through June of 2024, […]

Ocean Race Village Construction Underway

One week from today the first finishers on Leg 5 of The Ocean Race from Brazil to Newport will be either across the finish line at the tip of Fort Adams, or close to it. In preparation for the fleet’s arrival in Newport, Ocean Live Park, the race village for the Newport Stopover, is undergoing a transformation. Pavilions are being […]

Newport Rugby Hosts Tournament on May 6 and 7

Newport Rugby will host the 2023 NERFU New England Rugby Tournament at Fort Adams State Park on May 6 and 7. Every year nearly 30 men’s and women’s senior clubs converge in New England to compete for the coveted NERFU Cup. It’s one of the greatest days in the year for rugby bringing together hundreds of players and fans to […]

Aquidneck Island Police Parade is May 7

The 38th Aquidneck Island National Police Parade will be held on May 7 at 11:50 a.m., starting at 317 West Main Road in Middletown, heading south on Broadway, and ending in Washington Square, Newport, at a review stand. There are awards for the best honor guard, best uniform, and best cruiser. This year’s parade will honor the 245 officers that […]

Chamber to host Excellence in Business Awards on May 17

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will host the 2023 Excellence in Business Awards, sponsored by Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance on Wednesday, May 17 at The Newport Harbor Hotel. The Excellence in Business Awards are given annually to honor outstanding business achievement in Greater Newport and are designed to celebrate the successes of local businesses and recognize the vital […]

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