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Newport to vote on selling building to Sailing Hall of Fame

Jul. 13, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport City Council is scheduled to vote on whether they will sell a city building to the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Mayor Harry Winthrop says the vote on the sale of the Armory building will take place on July 25, with Winthrop calling the potential sale a "tremendous...

Casino worker says she was paid less than male colleague

Jul. 11, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An employee of Rhode Island's Newport Grand Casino has alleged she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee with the same job and filed a discrimination lawsuit against the facility on Wednesday. The casino violated federal and state laws banning workplace...

City abandons Black Ships festival amid dispute over name

Jul. 5, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city won't use the name Black Ships for its annual Japanese festival following a disagreement with a nonprofit organization. The Newport Daily News reports City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. said Tuesday the festival will be called the Newport-Shimoda Sister City...

July Fourth baseball game pays tribute to WWI baseball game

Jul. 4, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ceremonial first pitch at a July Fourth baseball game in Rhode Island will be reminiscent of the same ritual at a game played during World War I a century ago. U.S. Navy Adm. William S. Sims organized a baseball league in Europe in 1917. King George V watched the Navy triumph in...

Great-grandmother skydives to celebrate 90th birthday

Jul. 2, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts great-grandmother dives right into her 90th birthday in death-defying fashion. The Newport Daily News reports that Yvonne Mair has completed her third skydiving trip Saturday with Skydive Newport in Middletown. Mair's family set up a picnic while they waited for...

Ferries offered to oldest continuous July 4 celebration

Jun. 30, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island ferry service will be offered for the first time for spectators at the nation's oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration. The state Department of Transportation says it's offering ferry service to Bristol, Rhode Island, for the first time for anyone hoping to avoid...

Father, son who disagree on Trump running against each other

Jun. 29, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A father and son in Rhode Island who disagree about President Donald Trump are running for the same office, one as a Republican, the other as an independent. David Quiroa Sr., 47, and David Quiroa Jr., 22, both filed Tuesday to run for a state House seat currently held by a...

Dutch skipper Bekking seeks elusive Volvo Ocean Race victory

Jun. 21, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place Team Brunel...

Residents: Home run balls from local field damage property

Jun. 20, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Residents in a Newport neighborhood say baseballs hit out of a field used by a collegiate summer league team are damaging their houses and cars. The Newport Daily News reports residents gathered Tuesday at City Hall to discuss the errant balls that travel out of Cardines Field. The...

Navy, consortium partner for maritime technology research

Jun. 19, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, R.I. (AP) — A Navy research and development center has partnered with a consortium on a project that will speed up the creation of maritime technology. The Newport Daily News reports officials with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and the Undersea Technology Innovation...