Thursday, May 23, 2013
Take a look at the upper end of the car market in Rhode Island with this selection of luxury cars listed on AOL Autos.
While you may not have won the recent $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, you can get a slice of the good life with one of this week's selection of luxury cars available at dealerships around Rhode Island. The best part? Most of these classy rides can be had for under $60,000. Be sure to check out more cars for sale on AOL Autos.com 1. 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 — $49,444 Always known for its safety standards, Volvo adds some oomph with this latest SUV entry. Pairing a 3.0L inline 6-cyl. turbo with a six-speed automatic transmission, the XC60 adds creature comforts like automatic A/C, headlight cleaners, saved settings for up to three different drivers, and leather interior. For sale at: Viti Volvo, Tiverton 2. 2013 Lincoln MKX Base — $50,295 For …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A snapshot of Aquidneck Island’s property transactions
Brought to you by: LIBBY KIRWIN REAL ESTATE DATE ADDRESS SOLD PRICE 5/17/2013 69 Green End Ave, #69 $335,000
Sunday, May 19, 2013
58 58 1/2 Ayrault Street was recently put on the market
Grand 1872 Dudley Newton design, completely renovated in historic Kay/Catherine neighborhood. 5bd/4.1ba home, expansive entertaining space, all modern amenities. 2bd/2ba carriage house. Prof. designed gardens, covered porches for summer enjoyment. See full listing here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Striped bass, Tautog (Blackfish), Squid, Bluefish and even Weakfish (squeteague) are all making an appearance in our local waters.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A snapshot of Aquidneck Island’s property transactions from May 4- 10th.
DATE ADDRESS SOLD PRICE 5/10/2013 88 Bay Ridge Drive, Middletown $301,836 5/10/2013 8 Donna Drive, Portsmouth $21,000 5/10/2013 138 Gibbs Ave, Newport $470,000 5/10/2013 5 Osprey Court, Middletown $325,000 5/10/2013 395 Paradise Avenue, Middletown $788,000 Brought to you by: LIBBY KIRWIN REAL ESTATE
Melville Grille in Portsmouth, which earned “Best Seafood” bragging rights all year, will bring back with its Portuguese Fish Chowder recipe to this year's competition.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s the mindset that two of last year’s defending champions are taking as they prepare for this year’s 32nd Annual Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off. The competition will take place Saturday, June 1, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport. The Melville Grille in Portsmouth earned “Best Seafood” bragging rights all year. The Melville Grille will be back with its Portuguese Fish Chowder recipe again this year. They might need all the help they can get as a number of newcomers are hoping to heat up the competition. “We’re bringing the same award-winning Portuguese Fish Chowder as well as the same intensity level, team spirit, crew and booth design that won us the title last …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Newport City Council approved a small outdoor expansion. At least one 5th Ward resident is not pleased.
Asterisk Restaurant, located at 599 Thames St., gained approval Wednesday from Newport City Council to expand 110 square feet of the restaurant's outdoor area. Attorney Turner Scott said the proposed space would be used solely for a prep area, a lobster tank or to service customers. He stressed there will not be an increase in seating or hours of operation. Resident Chuck Bolduc of Dixon Street said he is disappointed with the decision. “I believe the Council has sent a clear message to our neighborhoods that business is better to have than stable owner-residents, especially in abutting the limited business district,” he said after the vote. Councilor Marco Camacho said he is empathetic to residents who do not want to see the bar …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Need a little more zip in your drive? Here's a selection of sports cars for sale around Rhode Island.
When the weather gets nice, drivers' minds start to turn to rides that would handle perfectly on that twisty road, or roar awake on the open highway. To satisfy that hankering for a better feel behind the wheel, here's a selection of sports cars for sale around Rhode Island. And be sure to search for more sports cars on AOL Autos. 1. 2013 Honda Civic LX — $18,555 With all of its racing heritage, Honda knows how to tuck lots of fun into small (and small-budget) packages. The black coupe sports a 1.8L, 16-valve inline 4-cyl. pumping out 140 hp and mated to — what else? — a 5-speed manual transmission, according to cars.com For sale at: Metro Honda, Johnston 2. 2013 Scion tC — $19,480 Clad in slick silver metallic, this two-door coupe …
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Rhode Island 37th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Rhode Island as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Rhode Island 37th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents rated the Ocean State poorly in the area of taxation and regulations. Massachusetts and Connecticut ranked even worse. Massachusetts was ranked 47th and Connecticut came in at 45th place. The worst three ranked states in the survey were California, New York and Illinois. Texas, Florida and North Carolina, on the other hand, were ranked as the three best states in which to do business. What do you think about Rhode Island’s business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business?