Group to discuss plans for proposed Newport Casino

By: Dee DeQuattro



With popular Newport events in jeopardy after the sale of the Newport Yachting Center last month, a group pushing to turn the Newport Grand Slot Parlor into a full scale casino will talk about their plans to save the iconic waterfront events.

Today the group, Jobs for Newport, will discuss their vision to host the events if the plans to develop the casino are approved by voters in November.

Joe Rocco the President of the Newport Comedy Series will join developer Joseph Paolino Jr. to update the public on their plans. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at Newport Grand.

In 2012 a similar question was placed on the ballot and voters in Newport rejected it.

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