Organizers said the event, held September 15 through 18, is the largest boat show in New England and it kicks off the fall boat show season. The show provides visitors from around the world a venue to see the latest boats and products from hundreds of manufacturers and dealers.
I’m a former resident of Newport and will always have a tight bond with the town ... err, well, except during the summer when the streets overflow with steroid-fueled meatheads, every decent restaurant is packed shoulder to shoulder, and 120 decibels is the normal level of conversation. Great for commerce; bad for folks looking for less confrontation and more peace. Solution: Head north to Portland, Maine until the summer crowds subside.
A fire destroyed four boats and left several boaters stranded on the docks of the Rhode Island Yacht Club in Cranston late Saturday night.