We’re headed into the holidays here at New Harbor Group and finishing the year strong, as you can see from the updates below. This year I am grateful in particular for the great clients that do so much important work in their communities and the championship-caliber team at our firm that makes everything possible.

We are looking forward to another successful year in 2023. Until then, all of us here wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a bright New Year.
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Quonset Celebrates 13,000 Job Milestone

Quonset Business Park, Rhode Islands leading engine of economic growth, celebrated its 13,000th job earlier this month. Quonset is now home to 228 companies with 13,033 employees working in every sector of the economy. The Business Park is also home to the Port of Davisville, one of the Top Ten auto importers in North America. On an annual basis Quonset generates $1.28 billion in household income for Rhode Island families and $128.8 million in tax revenue. 

“Quonset is one of our state’s signature hubs of economic activity, and a perfect example of the economic momentum we’re seeing all across Rhode Island,said Governor Dan McKee.

“Today's announcement marking the milestone of 13,000 jobs reinforces Quonset’s status as a destination for growing companies with good-paying jobs and careers.”

The celebration of the milestone was held at the headquarters of REGENT, a Quonset-based business building the first electric "seaglider" that will transport commercial passengers.

Providence Business News
11 Years of Great Beers!

Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island recently celebrated their 11th anniversary in style! 

Hundreds of guests stopped by the Grey Sail beer garden to enjoy the brewery’s nine year-round offerings and their latest special release — an 11.11% ABV Anniversary Triple IPA. 

“The past 11 years have been a dream come true,” said Jennifer Brinton, owner of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island. “This milestone would not be possible without the dedication of our staff, our partners in distribution, our community and our loyal customers.”

Grey Sail shares its anniversary with Veterans Day. Reflecting their community spirit, beers for veterans were on the house and proceeds from the event were donated to Work Vessels for Veterans, a veteran-operated organization that assists returning vets in beginning their civilian careers or educational pursuits.
Enrollment Opens for R.I. Charter Schools After Record-Setting Year
Families and students can now apply for enrollment in a charter school for the 2023-24 school year. 

Rhode Island charter schools are tuition-free and open to the public. They offer innovative learning environments for students with schools all around the state serving grades K-12.

Families can learn more about public charter schools across the state and apply at www.enrollri.orgThe enrollment period ends in March 2023.

Demand has never been higher for charter schools. Over 23,000 applications were submitted last school year — 10 applications for every available seat. Over the past five years, applications have increased more than 27%. 

The Warwick Beacon

The Valley Breeze 

The Blue Economy: R.I. Votes Yes on Question 1

Rhode Islanders gave a resounding “yes” to Question 1 on Election Day. 

The bond will modernize and improve buildings, laboratories and research facilities at the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus. The facilities have not received meaningful upgrades since the 1960s, until now. URI’s world-class faculty and students are essential to the state’s “Blue Economy,” which includes jobs that support Rhode Island families in fisheries, tourism, defense and offshore wind.

We were pleased to have the chance to partner with URI and PLDO Strategies to promote this generational opportunity for the Ocean State. A vote for Question 1 was a vote for the future of Rhode Island. Thank you for your support!

The Boston Globe 

The Providence Journal


The Business Journals
Scouts Collect More Than 150,000 Pounds of Food,
Host First Jamboree in 20 Years

It was a successful fall season for the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America.

More than 4,000 Scouts took part in the annual Scouting for Food drive, collecting over 150,000 pounds of food across Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. Scouts picked up donations and delivered them to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and more than 50 other local food pantries. 

Scouting for Food continues to be the largest community service project in which the Scouts participate, as well as the largest annual donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. In partnership with WPRI and Mike Montecalvo (above, far right), the food drive was well publicized throughout Southern New England.

But the fun didn’t stop there. More than 3,000 Scouts and leaders from across the Northeast came together in a historic campout and celebration at Fort Adams in Newport this October. It was the first Jamboree hosted by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America in over 20 years. 

The three-day “Adventure at the Fort” included over 62 programs and activities for participating Scouts and adult leaders, including climbing, fishing, shooting sports, and sailing on the bay. Many of these activities were led by Scouts themselves. More than 110 Troops attended the weekend campout, comprised of Scouts, their families, and non-Scouts. A big thank-you to WPRI’s Kim Kalunian for emceeing the weekend’s “Saturday Night Show” featuring skits from troops and shoutout videos from regional celebrities.


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