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2012-08-12 23:02:34

A Pelican Ridge Newport Coast home has accepted The Franco Team's offer for the home located at 8 Sunset Cove that is currently listed for $1,465,000. Newport Coast, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 Newport Coast Real Estate agent Cara Farley has received an accepted offer for the home located at 8 Sunset Cove where she represents the buyer in this real estate transaction. The home is a short sale and features three full bedrooms, four baths and nice views of the Pacific Ocean with the current...

2012-06-15 23:03:00

Newport Beach Real Estate Agent Jim Knoska has successfully sold an ocean view home in Dana Point, CA for $968,000 where he represented the buyer. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 (http://www.newportbeachrealestate.com). Newport Beach Real Estate Agent Jim Knoska has successfully sold an ocean view home located at 25162 Danapepper in Dana Point, CA for $968,000 where he represented the buyer. Jim is a seasoned realtor who represents clients up and down the coast in Orange County,...

2012-04-19 23:04:30

Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, R.I. launches new web site and social media outreach Newport, Rhode Island (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Trinity Church in Newport, Rhode Island was founded in 1698, and this rich tradition is being brought into the 21st Century by its pioneering pastor and a team of technology and marketing volunteers. According to Trinity´s rector, The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, “We´re heading into the future, clicking and praying all the way.” The...

2011-09-27 08:27:00

WALTHAM, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, green, precision-built homes, based in Boston and San Francisco, announced today the unfolding of two eco-friendly faculty homes at Portsmouth Abbey School, one of the nation's leading Catholic boarding schools. The two-story Blu "Evolution" homes are Energy Star-rated and LEED certifiable, and will be located on the School's 500-acre campus on the...

2009-09-17 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Newport Division to provide engineering, technical, and management services in support of NUWC's Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV) Engineering Facility. The contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $19...

2009-08-02 15:40:40

The 2009 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., reportedly enjoyed its highest attendance in years with 9,200 visitors. The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Sunday the attendance total for the 50th rendition of the Newport festival was the highest since 2002, the year Bob Dylan rejoined the festival's music lineup. Among the performers this year were singers Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Ben Kweller, folk-blues guitarist Langhorne Slim and the rock band Fleet Foxes. The Fort Adams Park...

2009-06-09 22:09:41

A Rhode Island knitting shop with loyal customers worldwide and which inspired a best-selling novel is in danger of being run out of business, its owner says. Sakonnet Purls owner Louisa Silverman has run afoul of zoning regulations limiting the number of signs allowed at businesses in Tiverton. Rosemary Eva, the town's former zoning czar, noticed an extra sign and is pushing the issue. Sakonnet Purls, which occupies a 200-year-old house in the town's quaint Four Corners neighborhood, is...

2009-02-10 10:45:44

Authorities in Ohio said an 18-year-old has been arrested for allegedly charging more than $37,000 in online candy purchases to a high school. Jad Holmes, 18, is due to appear in Middletown Municipal Court Wednesday to face two fifth-degree felony counts of telecommunications fraud after he allegedly placed two candy orders for $19,880 and $17,372 with a Michigan-based company and billed the purchases to Middletown High School, the Middletown Journal reported Tuesday. Police said Holmes, who...

2008-10-13 15:00:16

By Tom Mooney In May, as a handful of local archaeologists watched from the gunwales of four research ships, warfare scientists for the Navy and federal oceanographers lowered several high-tech robots into Narragansett Bay's waters between Portsmouth and Jamestown. Some of the robots resembled torpedoes. Others looked like mechanical crabs. The newest of their kind, the remote-controlled, sonar-imaging machines had been designed to find mines buried on the sea floor or attached to ship...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

For more than a decade, efforts have been under way to not only reduce pollution in Rhode Island, but to reverse its effects by restoring salt marshes, building fish ladders around dams and planting eelgrass along the bottom of Narragansett Bay. On Saturday, some 800 scientists, environmentalists and government officials are scheduled to arrive for a four-day conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center that will celebrate and study efforts to restore estuaries in Rhode Island and...