Newport http://ripr.org en Former Providence Mayor Paolino Eyeballing Newport Grand http://ripr.org/post/former-providence-mayor-paolino-eyeballing-newport-grand <p>Former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino said he and some partners are interested in buying Newport Grand. Paolino said the struggling slot parlor needs to be saved before table games come to Massachusetts.</p><p>Paolino said he and his two partners have been talking with owners of Newport Grand since last summer. Since then Foxwoods has been looking at building a casino in Fall River, and Paolino sees that as a dire threat.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:13:47 +0000 Catherine Welch 31782 at http://ripr.org Former Providence Mayor Paolino Eyeballing Newport Grand The Bottom Line: Maintaining Bridges With Or Without Tolls http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-maintaining-bridges-or-without-tolls <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A state representative says he's outlived one Sakonnet River Bridges in his lifetime. He's concerned about whether the state will find the funds to maintain the current one.</p><p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 31554 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Maintaining Bridges With Or Without Tolls Newport Restoration Foundation Purchases Home Of Important Colonial Furniture Maker http://ripr.org/post/newport-restoration-foundation-purchases-home-important-colonial-furniture-maker <p>The Newport Restoration Foundation has added a new jewel to its crown of original colonial housing. And this isn’t just any home.&nbsp; Its owner was a man who made American furniture-making history.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:50:28 +0000 Flo Jonic 31413 at http://ripr.org Newport Restoration Foundation Purchases Home Of Important Colonial Furniture Maker RI Music Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014 http://ripr.org/post/ri-music-hall-fame-welcomes-class-2014 <p>The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2014. There are nine inductees, who range from folk and jazz musicians to R&amp;B to club owners. The museum located in Pawtucket's Hope Artiste Village <a href="http://www.rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/event.htm">will hold a series of events next month </a>to induct the musicians.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch caught up with the museum’s Rick Bellaire for a few stories about these musicians from Rhode Island who made a name for themselves around the world.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 31093 at http://ripr.org RI Music Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014 Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/springtime-snow-way-rhode-island <p>After a relatively warm weekend, with highs in the upper fifties on Saturday, Rhode Island is now being struck by below-freezing temperatures.&nbsp; And now snow is on the way.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is watching a storm that’s expected to hit the North East on Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday.&nbsp; Newport and Aquidneck Island are expected to get the brunt of it, with four to six inches of snow. A winter storm advisory has already been issued for the area. The rest of the state will see between two and four inches.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:12:31 +0000 John Bender 30931 at http://ripr.org Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island Newport Tests Crowdsourcing Safety App for St. Patrick's Day Parade http://ripr.org/post/newport-tests-crowdsourcing-safety-app-st-patricks-day-parade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Newport Police Department is trying something new for tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade-- they're<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;giving citizens with smart phones another way to help keep the city safe.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:38:33 +0000 Ben Becker 30463 at http://ripr.org Newport Tests Crowdsourcing Safety App for St. Patrick's Day Parade RI Archaeologists May Partner With Australians To Locate Capt. Cook's Endeavor http://ripr.org/post/ri-archaeologists-may-partner-australians-locate-capt-cooks-endeavor <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font style="font-size: 16pt">An Australian museum official will meet with Rhode Island archaeologists to discuss a way to partner in the search for the wreck of Capt. James Cook's ship Endeavor. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font style="font-size: 16pt">British explorer Capt. James Cook traveled on the ship Endeavor to the east coast of Australia in 1770, thus Australians consider Cook their founder and the Endeavor their founding ship. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:56:40 +0000 Catherine Welch 30208 at http://ripr.org Century-Old Painting Discovered on Ceiling of Newport Mansion http://ripr.org/post/century-old-painting-discovered-ceiling-newport-mansion <p>A huge, century-old painted canvas was discovered in Newport, hidden under two layers of paint on the ceiling of a Salve Regina University building. Visiting conservators were scraping off a layer of ceiling paint when they accidentally exposed the work of art underneath.</p><p>Salve Regina professor and chair of university’s cultural and historic preservation program Robert Russell described the moment of discovery:</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:23:06 +0000 Ben Becker 29480 at http://ripr.org Century-Old Painting Discovered on Ceiling of Newport Mansion Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet http://ripr.org/post/snow-falling-ri-turning-sleet <p>Meteorologists predict Wednesday’s storm will be quick and hard hitting. Glenn Field with the National Weather Service said the snow will hit around 4:00 am and start coming down hard during the morning commute, “maybe one to perhaps two inches per hour, for about four or five hours during that rush hour period,” said Field.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A list of closings and parking bans </strong><a href="http://ripr.org/post/whats-open-whats-closed-due-snowstorms">can be found here</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:40:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 28629 at http://ripr.org Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet George Wein: Pete Seeger Is The Heart of the Newport Folk Festival http://ripr.org/post/george-wein-pete-seeger-heart-newport-folk-festival <p>Newport Jazz and Folk Festival founder George Wein is calling folk legend Pete Seeger the heart and soul of the folk festival. Seeger was on the Newport Folk Festival’s first board, and Wein credits Seeger for re-starting the festival in 1963 after it fizzled out in 1960.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:11:22 +0000 Catherine Welch 28294 at http://ripr.org George Wein: Pete Seeger Is The Heart of the Newport Folk Festival