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My blog seeks to give the individual an in-depth picture of Aquidneck County and its towns of Portsmouth, Middletown and its city of Newport, while also seeking out potential buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords that could use my realtor's help in a home search.



  A visit to Newport, Rhode Island is not complete without a visit to The Breakers mansion.  The Breakers, named for the breaking Atlantic waves it overlooks, is considered the most elaborate of Newport, Rhode Island's mansions, which were considered "summer cottages" for the wealthy at the turn ...
Did you know that Newport has more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War era buildings still standing—more than any other city in the United States? Many tourists that visit Newport appreciate the history seen in its many houses and taverns, often taking one of the several guided walking tours to see th...
You want what?  When?  No problem! I LOVE selling real estate!  After spending years in the legal, financial and customer service fields, I never dreamed that I would be in such a fun, demanding, exasperating, rewarding, and all-consuming field as that of being a realtor.  As is true for many of ...
But did you know that it is 3.5 miles long?  Most visitors to Newport have walked its "Cliff Walk," but how much did they really learn about it?  Cliffwalk, in 1965, was designated the first New England a National Recreation Trail and runs from the east end of Bailey's Beach (locally known as "Re...
What is the easiest project to spruce up your home? Being a busy realtor in Newport County, Rhode Island, I have an opportunity to see the inside of many homes - many that seem  a bit tired after a few weeks indoors from the cold.  Luckily, there are several changes homeowners and renters can mak...
Which island was used as an asylum for the poor?, and more fun facts.   Newport County's own Aquidneck Island, home to the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth, and the city of Newport, originally was known as the Native American name, Pocasset.  Though it is the largest island in Narragansett Bay,...
Does Newport, Rhode Island have a connection to Egyptian tombs?   Many people don't realize that one of the most famous Egyptologists of his time was Theodore Montgomery Davis, who developed his passion while in semi-retirement and living in Newport, Rhode Island.  Davis is buried at Newport's Is...
    The old farmhouse on the property of the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Third Beach Road in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island has been undergoing extensive renovations for the past several years.  The Paradise Farmhouse, as it is called, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places ...
  Pedicabs in Newport, Rhode Island are eco-friendly and a popular means of transportation in this tourist destination for locals and tourists, young and old, alike.  Visitors from all over the world travel to Newport, whether it's to unwind, explore or play.  Newport has its historic mansions, u...
 A brewery restaurant near Naval Station Newport, Coddington Brewing Company, has had Marshall Righter as its brewer since 1999.  Righter, after serving in the Navy, graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, the oldest brewing school in the country.  Righter makes 30 to 35 dif...

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