Summer is here! And there’s no better place in the world to enjoy it than the Ocean State. Tonight, we’ll be celebrating Grey Sail Brewing - a Rhode Island icon and great client - at Rhode Island Monthly’s annual Best of Rhode Island party.

For Rhode Islanders, summer is a great time to turn the tables and be a tourist in our own home state. To make the most of your staycation, here are the New Harbor Group team’s favorite summertime spots: 
Our Favorite Restaurants – Great lineup!
Our Favorite Hikes – Amazing options here, and off the beaten track.

To learn about our favorite beaches, the best parks and The Place Where You Leave All Of Your Troubles Behind - or “it’s not summer until…” - be sure to follow along on New Harbor IG, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

I know it will be hard to fit it all in – so you should get started right away. Enjoy!

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Three-Peat! Grey Sail is Rhode Island’s Best Local Brewer - Again!

For the third year in a row, Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island has been voted Rhode Island’s Best Local Brewer/Brew Pub in a poll conducted by Rhode Island Monthly. It all becomes official at tonight's "Best of Rhode Island" Party, sponsored by the magazine.

Founded and owned by Jen and Alan Brinton, Grey Sail’s casual and comfortable brewery, taproom and beer garden serve as a gathering place for the community while also attracting beer lovers from around the country. 

Not only do they make great beer like the iconic Captain's Daughter, but the brewery has taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint, capturing the CO2 emitted during brewing and re-using it to carbonate their beer. They also donate spent grain from brewing to a local farm to feed the livestock. Grey Sail supports a wide range of local community causes, from animal shelters to pediatric cancer, as well.

You can toast this Rhode Island success story by raising a glass of their famous Captain’s Daughter double IPA or their new Canal Street Kolsch-style ale!
Quonset, An Emerging Wind Energy Hub, Cuts the Ribbon on Modernized Pier 2 

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Quonset officials and other community leaders cut the ribbon on the newly reconstructed Pier 2 at Quonset’s Port of Davisville last week. 

Originally built in 1958, the new Pier 2 was extended by 232 feet, a third berthing space was added to handle additional ship traffic and the approaching channel was dredged to accommodate larger ships. The $83 million project came in $7 million under budget.

“Quonset’s Port of Davisville is a tangible example of Rhode Island’s economic momentum and investing in Quonset is investing in good paying Rhode Island jobs,” said Governor McKee.

The Port of Davisville consistently ranks among the Top 10 auto importers in North America, with hundreds of ships berthing at the port every year. The Port also played a key role supporting construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first. The latest expansion positions Quonset as a future hub for the offshore wind industry.

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Charter School Leader Congratulates R.I. Nurses Institute Class of 2022 for ‘Remarkable Perseverance’ 

The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School (RINI) celebrated its 10th anniversary at their commencement with a special speaker - Keith Oliveira (above), executive director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools

Oliveira stepped to the podium last month to congratulate the graduates, Rhode Island’s future nurses. 

RINI was created in 2011 to meet the growing demand for nurses and address the lack of diversity in the state’s nursing workforce. Oliveira, who served as RINI’s chief operating officer from 2011 to 2016, was one of the school’s founders.

“You are the latest beneficiaries of this wonderful school,” Oliveira told the graduates. “You have turned that early vision, that concept, that innovative idea into personal achievement.”

Oliveira lauded the graduates for overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said they exhibited “remarkable perseverance” while navigating distance learning, PCR testing and universal masking to accomplish their goals.
Rhode Island Ready Presents at Grow Smart RI’s Prestigious ‘Power of Place’ Summit 

Rhode Island Ready program manager Chelsea Siefert (right) presented at Grow Smart RI’s “Power of Place” summit last month with an overview of RI Ready’s benefits and goals of preparing industrial sites to host new jobs for Rhode Islanders.

Siefert, whose "day job" is director of planning and development at the Quonset Development Corporation, was joined by Rhode Island Commerce President & COO Hilary Fagan, attorney and RI Land Use Commission member Dylan Conley and Grow Smart RI’s Executive Director Scott Wolf on the “Expanding our Toolkit for Sustainable Economic Development” panel.

RI Ready’s mission is to unlock the jobs potential of underused or vacant industrial sites by providing technical assistance, capital investment and wrap-around services. It is supported by $40 million overwhelmingly approved by the voters in 2021. 

Five sites have been approved to date and are on the “Pathway to Green." Nearly two-dozen more applications are being considered in the very early days of the initiative. To learn more or submit your application, visit

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Female Scouts Soar to Eagle Rank 
The local Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America has celebrated several female Scouts as they achieve the rank of Eagle this year. 

To earn the rank of Eagle, all Scouts must complete a final service project that benefits an organization or their community. Sophia Boardman collaborated with the South Kingstown Land Trust to construct wood duck boxes for the local wildlife while Warwick’s Emma Capirchio constructed and donated three portable translucent turtle enclosures for her project to benefit the Audubon Society. Lauren Morley of Troop 51 in Mansfield created a native plant ecosystem that benefits local wildlife. 

Felicity Norlin constructed six large bulletin boards for The Attleboro Land Trust, with the goal of installing them at different locations to provide necessary information for visitors. In planning and executing these service projects for their communities, these young women all demonstrated the essential character, leadership and commitment to helping others that make someone an Eagle Scout.
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