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Naval Undersea Warfare Center Adds Millions to Local Economy

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Adds Millions to Local Economy

By Chris Barrett Providence Business News Staff Writer NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center at Naval Station Newport said Thursday that the program pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy last year. The center, just one component of the naval base, had a $1.1 billion budget during 2010. Of that, the […]

Newport’s Ocean Drive

Newport Ocean Drive, originally uploaded by Mstrsail. This is one of my favorite spots along the ocean drive. From our Inn, the Ocean Drive is approximately nine miles round trip and certainly worth the drive. There are scenic overlooks and places to stop such as by this mansion with little cove. Fort Adams and Brenton […]

Newport Tower Museum

There are many theories about who built the Newport Tower including the Viking theory, the Benedict Arnold Windmill theory, the Portuguese theory, the Templar theory, and the alien theory. As of yet, none of the theories have been proven but each one has its own merits and until proven otherwise, it is up to each […]

Romantic Dining in Newport

One of our favorite settings for a nice romantic evening is Sardella’s Restaurant, a lovely Italian restaurant on Memorial Boulevard. They have several nice rooms that are intimate and tastefully decorated. Every Wednesday evening, the restaurant offers live jazz from solo piano to jazz vocals and spirited trios. The intimate nature of their dining room […]

Newport could be back in the Americas Cup Race

By ALex Kuffner Journal Staff Writer Five months after Newport learned it had lost the race to host the next America’s Cup, the City by the Sea may have gained a second chance. With ratification of an agreement between San Francisco and the Golden Gate Yacht Club threatened, a member of the GGYC’s board of […]

Newport show highlights Gilbert Stuart, and friends

NEWPORT, R.I. — Somewhere, Gilbert Stuart must be smiling. by Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal Arts Writer Not only did the man who gave us iconic portraits of George Washington and other Colonial-era luminaries recently celebrate another birthday (his 255th, on Dec. 3), but his work is the focus of “Gilbert Stuart and His Times,” […]

Opulent RI mansions embody America’s Gilded Age

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:09:41By Eric Tucker Associated Press / November 26, 2010 NEWPORT, R.I.—Bellevue Avenue, home to a series of eye-catching mansions that famously embody America’s Gilded Age, crams enough history in a two-mile strip of Newport to be a mini-city unto itself. Now, to accommodate both history buffs and casual passers-by, the nonprofit […]

Newport Waterfront – See it On Foot

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:37:06By TOM MEADE Journal Staff Writer The International Yacht Restoration School is one of the sights along Newport’s Harbor Walk North tour. AP / Michael Dwyer NEWPORT — For more than 300 years, Newport Harbor has been one of the most important seaports on the east coast of America. The harbor […]

Rhode Island to Vote on Dropping Plantations from Name

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:07:31By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press Eric Tucker, Associated Press – Tue Oct 26, 1:08 pm ET PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This state’s official name — The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations — is more than just a mouthful. To many, it evokes stinging reminders of Rhode Island’s prime role in […]

Washington Square: Newport’s Historic Center Still Draws A Crowd

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:01:56NEWPORT –– Washington Square is in the heart of Colonial Newport, and home to some of the city’s most notable historic sites, many visible from Eisenhower Park. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from a balcony of the Old Colony House, Rhode Island’s first State House, built in 1739 […]

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