Newport

Some RI Residents Unsatisfied With Trump Response To Virginia Violence

Aug 15, 2017
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On Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the white supremacists responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

NE Residents Rally In Support Of Anti-Nazi Protestors In Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
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New England hosted a number of vigils and demonstrations Sunday in response to a white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter protestor was killed and 19 others were injured.

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History buffs from across the northeast have something to look forward to in Newport later this month, as a Revolutionary War reenactment takes over the City by the Sea for a day.

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Inside a restaurant on Newport’s hip Broadway Street, diners enjoy a warm summer evening. Back in the kitchen, cooks chop vegetable and plate meals while dishwashers clean pots and pans. There are 11 people in the kitchen tonight, and all but one is Hispanic.


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TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 12-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more.

The annual event begins Friday in the City by the Sea. The three-day festival is one of the marquee events of Newport’s lucrative tourist season.

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Behind every great pianist, is a page-turner. And at the Newport Music Festival – which turns 50 next year – that page-turner is Elmer Booze.

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The art scene in Newport is known for maritime seascapes and portraits of the city’s Gilded Age wealth. But recently, an influx of challenging contemporary art has popped up in the City by the Sea.

Busy Tourist Season Projected For The Ocean State

Jun 1, 2017
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With Memorial Day over, the summer tourism season is now underway. Industry experts have high hopes for the coming months. According the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, about 40 percent of all tourist spending in the state happens between June and August.

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In a couple of weeks, every marina in Newport will be nearly fully booked as sailing and motor yachts make their way up to the Northeast. 

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The anniversary of Rhode Island's declaration of independence from the British Empire in 1776 is being marked Wednesday.

Rhode Island repealed legislation pledging its allegiance to the crown -- two months before any of the 12 other colonies.

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Middletown is the third community in Rhode Island to ban plastic bags in an effort to protect marine life.

Marvin Abney, chairman of the House Finance Committee, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the PawSox; the state budget process; whether RI spends too much money; future development in Newport; and much more.

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In Newport, volunteers are gathering on the city’s Cliff Walk to clean up the tourist attraction and the ocean access points near it. The event is organized by the Aquidneck Island-based nonprofit Clean Ocean Access.

Clean Ocean Access director Dave McLaughlin says the group has collected some 50 tons of trash during area beach cleanups over the last decade.

St. Mary's Church in Newport

St. Mary’s Church in Newport is getting its prized 60 year old pipe organ back, Wednesday, after months of restoration in Canada.

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