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The Cool Kids' Guide To Newport, RI.
The Cool Kids' Guide To Newport, RI.

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Looks like tough luck for the lovers of a Lower Thames spot. When Newport’s famed (or notorious) Via Via was evicted from its lower Thames location back in January, one might have thought that it would be a boon for the rest of the pizza parlors in town.…
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One of the largest buildings in the city, the Newport Marriott hotel is hard to miss…and a Ford Expedition didn’t. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, things got really exciting at the Newport Marriott when a valet…
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Calvin Febles was arrested Thursday night. The suspect in a April 24 shooting at Festival Field is no longer at large. Calvin Febles, 21, of Middletown, allegedly fled the scene after shooting a 22 year-old Newport man and was on the run until being…
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Newport’s oldest news publication will now be printed monthly. In an e-mail sent to Newport Mercury advertisers Wednesday morning, it was announced that the publication is ceasing operations in its current form. The paper is going to take a four week…
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Pawtucket police are on the lookout for a man who stole $338 worth of rubbers. We have questions for the condom thief. Shoplifting condoms is one of those crimes that there’s really no good defense for. There’s no “Don’t Judge Me” defense when it comes to…
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Harry Anderson, born in Newport, RI on Oct. 14, 1952, has died at 65. Harry Anderson, best known for his role as Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court, has passed away in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 65. Mr. Anderson was born in Newport, RI, but…
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The Marine-turned-actor’s performance in Full Metal Jacket defined the USMC Drill Instructor for the world. Ronald Lee Ermey, better known as R. Lee Ermey, passed away at 74 on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Though he has 124 acting credits to his name, he will…
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It’s not even the first time the Brick Alley Pub has appeared on Saturday Night Live. We haven’t had the chance to ask the Plumbs what “in” they have at NBC’s Saturday Night Live, but they do have a knack for getting the Brick Alley Pub featured on the…
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Everyone has to have known that Facebook has been monetizing their data for years and any faux outrage at discovering “gambling in the casino” is disingenuous…but that doesn’t mean Facebook doesn’t have serious issue that Congress should be examining. We…
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Newport’s first Indian Restaurant in years has just opened. If there’s one style of restaurant that Newport has been lacking in recent years, it’s Indian. If you were craving a curry, there have been quite a few Thai places around, but it’s been close to…
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