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Newport combines three communities in one--the settled community, the Navy (which bases its Naval Education and Training Center here), and the "summer colony." All work in harmony to produce and sponsor events of international importance such as opera and music festivals; the opening of the opulent Vanderbilt, Astor, and Belmont mansions to visitors; and outstanding exhibits and performances of the visual and performing arts.

Newport is located in Newport County just south of Middleton, along Highway 114 near Conanicut Island. Best known as a summer colony and resort, it lies on Narragansett Bay. The city was founded in 1639 by nine families fleeing religious intolerance in Massachusetts.

Prior to the American Revolution, it rivaled Boston and New York City as a shipping center. Around the beginning of the 20th century, many of the country's wealthiest families built magnificent "cottages" in Newport, several of which can be visited today.

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Featival | Newport Jazz Festival | Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival |
Art Nortons' Oriental Gallery | Green Animals Topiary Garden |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Covell Guest House |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Java Bob's Cafe |
Ghost Tours Ghost Tours of Newport | Newport Hospital |
History Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum | Chateau-Sur-Mer | Hammersmith Farm | Naval Undersea Warfare Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Doubletree Islander Hotel | Long Wharf Resort | Pineapple Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Newport Green Condominiums | Newport |
Transportation Bareboat Sailing Charters | Location: Newport Rhode Island 02840

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11/19 Coming to The Newport area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.