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Newport Race Village is open!

On a sunny Rhode Island day, the Newport, RI Race Village opened in front of hundreds of visitors With all seven boats having arrived overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning, the Volvo Ocean 65s added a colourful backdrop to what was already a celebration in Newport – the home of American sailing. © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race  Hundreds of fans turned out to watch the official Opening Ceremony, which saw the Navy Northeast band, US Coast Guard Band and a Parade of Nations commence proceedings with a march through the Race…
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Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) rounded off Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday on a perfect, sun-bathed Newport morning

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, May 7 – Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) rounded off Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday on a perfect, sun-bathed Newport morning with their heads held high, but a burning sense of what might have been. For so long in the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg to the American sailing capital of Newport, from Itajaí, Brazil, the all-women’s crew were right in the mix in the fight for supremacy. But in the final four days of a 17-day stage, they conceded nautical mile after nautical mile to their rivals and ended up finishing sixth again (see…
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Welcome home, boys!

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA, May 7 – Tired, a little disappointed, but still proud, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) savoured their home town welcome in the small hours of Thursday as Newport residents stayed out in bitterly cold conditions to cheer them in. Skipper Enright grew up in nearby Bristol, but learned much of his craft in the sailing crazy town’s Narrangansett Bay. He had targeted the sixth leg, won late on Wednesday by Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after a thrilling tussle with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), as the perfect stage to grab Team Alvimedica’s first victory. But…
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Raimondo, Paiva Weed Officially Open New State Pier At Fort Adams

PROVIDENCE,  – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Director of the Department of Environmental Management Janet Coit today officially opened the new public pier at Fort Adams State Park. Construction on the pier began in April 2014 to improve public access to Narragansett Bay. “Increasing public access to Narragansett Bay is a great way to attract visitors to one of our beautiful state parks,” Governor Raimondo said. “Completing this type of project demonstrates Rhode Island is ready to welcome residents and tourists alike to enjoy all our state has to offer.” “This investment…
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Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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