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The controversial new welcome center at the Breakers mansion in Newport opened Thursday, as part of the Newport Preservation Society’s annual meeting. The nonprofit, which runs the Gilded-Age mansion estimated hundreds, including Governor Gina Raimondo, were expected to turn up.

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More than 200 years ago, on May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the last state of the union to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 

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After two weeks at Fort Adams State Park, boat crews in the Volvo Ocean Race will embark Sunday on the ninth leg of the race. The around-the-world sailing challenge is nearing a finish in June in the Netherlands.


The Volvo Ocean Race Has Arrived In Newport

May 9, 2018
Pearl Macek

All seven boats participating in the Volvo Ocean Race arrived in Newport on Tuesday morning. Light winds made for a slow ending to the eighth leg of the race and kept many fans awake well into the morning as they waited for the arrival. 

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Sailors in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean race are coursing through the Atlantic Ocean on their way to New England. 

Firefighters and emergency medical staff at Newport’s Naval Station regularly lied about training they never received. The revelations come from a newly completed investigation by the Navy Inspector General.

The Navy Inspector General began investigating after a whistleblower issued a complaint that he was marked as having completed training he’d never attended. Upon deeper investigation, the Inspector General found emergency management staff at the station routinely falsified such medical and safety trainings.

One need not suffer from triskaidekaphobia to question Rhode Island's budget outlook. But lawmakers are heading off on their spring break, and the weather shows some (brief) signs of improvement, so it will have to wait. Thanks, regardless, for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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The film “Black Panther” is breaking records at the box office, thanks in part to fans excited to see a black superhero take center stage. And there’s a local effort underway to bring hundreds of Newport schoolchildren to see the movie.

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Connecticut’s largest city has begun a pilot program to test body cameras for its police officers.

Bridgeport joins Rhode Island cities that have started outfitting police officers with body cameras. In Providence, patrol officers began wearing the cameras in 2017 after a pilot program. Some Newport police officers have also been equipped with body cameras.

State Senator Dawn Euer (D-Newport) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of legislative issues, including the progressive movement, the PawSox stadium debate, abortion rights, redevelopment in Newport, and much more.

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When businesses shut down during winter storms, residents looking for a hot meal can be left in the cold. Unless you happen to live in Newport.

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Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved towards Southern New England. But sailors are still preparing.

Defense Conference Underway In Newport

Aug 29, 2017
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An annual gathering of defense industry experts and contractors kicked off in Newport Monday.

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This week, Newport is hosting a first in the sailing world: the J Class world championships. J Class yachts are rare, and they’re huge. 

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In Newport and Jamestown, voters head to the polls Tuesday to pick a new state senator for District 13. The seat used to be held by former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed.

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