Former White House press secretary and Rhode Island native Sean Spicer will be a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the network announced on Wednesday. Spicer, who served as President Trump’s first press secretary for about seven months until his July 2017 resignation, will appear on the show’s 28th season this fall. He joins a cast that includes supermodel Christie Brinkley, former NFL player Ray Lewis, former Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell, and former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, among others. “Dancing with the Stars” pairs celebrities with professional dancers who compete against other pairs in performing various styles of dance. A team is eliminated each week until only the winning pair is left. Since leaving the White House, Spicer has remained a staunch defender of Trump, often appearing on cable news shows to speak in support of the administration. He bought a house in Middletown, R.I., near former … [Read more...] about Sean Spicer to be contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
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NEW YORK – New Media Investment Group Inc. agreed to acquire Gannett Co. in a $1.38 billion deal that unites the two biggest United States daily newspaper chains in an industry that’s consolidating to survive. The merged entity will be a local news giant that owns more than one-sixth of all daily newspapers in the country, including USA Today, and reaches nearly 9 million print readers, according to industry analyst Ken Doctor. All told, it will have 263 daily media outlets across 47 states. New Media Investment Group owns and operates several papers in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts market, including the Providence Journal, The Taunton Gazette, The Newport Daily News, The Cape Cod Times, Fall River Herald News, The Worcester Telegram and The New Bedford Standard-Times. The acquisition also sets the stage for further cutbacks in an industry already reeling from them. The companies said the deal will better allow them to provide marketing services to local … [Read more...] about New Media buying Gannett for $1.4 billion to form news giant
Come rain, sleet, snow or 100-degree weather the Boston Athletic Association has never - and says it will never - cancel a marathon.With a cold, wind-whipped Boston Marathon set for 2019, here is a look at how weather impacted Marathon Mondays past.1905: Temperatures reached 100 degrees. Frederick "Fred" Lorz won the 1905 marathon in spite of 100 degree heat, according to newspaper archives. “I never doubted my chances for an instant,” he told The Boston Globe at the time. “I knew my condition was such as to bring me through.”1907: Sleet and rain covered runners on the course, according to the BAA. Tue, Apr 21, 1908 – 1 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com 1908: Snowflakes and drizzle interrupted the marathon. A report from the Boston Daily Globe from April 21, 1908 says “it was spitting tiny snowflakes when the two big electric cars loaded down with runners left the square in Ashland for the start.”“At … [Read more...] about Boston Marathon Weather: Will this year be the worst yet?
Associated Press February 12, 2019 5:17 pm NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison has apparently purchased a fourth home in Newport for $11,000,000, reuniting a 9-acre estate created in 1881. The Newport Daily News reports that a deed for the Seacliff home was signed by its seller trustee on Jan. 31. Ellison has used the address of the buyer before. The home has 10 rooms, including five bedrooms, and an assessed value of $6,810,000. Ellison, a founder of California-based Oracle software, purchased three other nearby properties originally owned by the Astor family. His central property is the Astors’ Beachwood mansion. He has spent more than $100 million to renovate it for a planned art museum. It is unclear what he plans to do with Seacliff, which includes a guest house on the Cliff Walk. Subscribe to the Globe’s free real estate newsletter — our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design — … [Read more...] about Oracle cofounder Ellison buys a fourth Newport, R.I., estate
Published 1:07 am CDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has opened a new tuna research facility. The Newport Daily News reports URI's Graduate School of Oceanography hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon in Narragansett for the Greenfins Aquaculture Tuna Center of Excellence. Officials say the program will include research on breeding and larval culture. Vizsafe Inc. CEO Peter Mottur partnered with URI professor Terrance Bradley raise over $1.5 million in private funding for the center's construction. The 4,200-square-foot center currently houses 11 yellowfin tuna. The tuna, which are maintained by grad students, eat frozen fish sourced locally. According to Mottur, the facility recirculates "99 percent of the seawater." ___ Information from: The Newport Daily News. … [Read more...] about University of Rhode Island opens tuna research facility