Big News – We’ve Moved!

The New Harbor team is excited to have arrived at our new offices downtown at the corner of 400 Westminster St. and Empire. In the heart of the city, we join a growing community of new restaurants and cafes right in the middle of the construction for a new hotel and a newly renovated Providence Public Library. (Here’s Buster, right, checking out the new scenery.)

Most members of our team can now walk to work or take one of the many transportation options available downtown. We start every day energized by our new space.
The move forced me to go through the many boxes of “stuff” that had accumulated in the old office over the last 14 years – some of it was pretty cool and a trip down memory lane. We’ll post some pics on New Harbor’s social media in July with the hashtag #NHGArchives
And while the move was busy, we still kept our focus on telling our clients’ story in a persuasive, compelling way – some of the best examples of that are below.
Finally, if you find yourself in the new neighborhood, please stop by and say “Hello!” – our door is always open.
Nice Ink!
Game of Thrones comes to HopeHealth

Before the world learned who would sit on the Iron Throne, the hospice care team at HopeHealth was working to fulfill the last wish of hospice patient Claire Walton. The 88-year old Game of Thrones super fan simply wanted to watch the third episode of the final season – and maybe meet some of the cast members. Thanks to the tireless work of the fantastic staff at HopeHealth, she got her wish. Just before the climactic Battle of Winterfell aired on April 14th, ten cast members sent Claire video messages with lots of love and thanks for her dedication to the show.
Among those featured in the video messages were actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played the First Sword of Braavos and Liam Cunningham who played Ser Davos Seaworth (right) in the series. “I know you can't be here today, but I just wanted to say hello, and that you are with us in spirit and that we're thinking of you and sending you all our love," said Yerolemou. The video, which can be seen here , quickly went viral and attracted attention from national news outlets.
Early the next morning Ms. Walton passed away. She is fondly remembered by her loving children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
C aregivers at HopeHealth, the nation’s second oldest hospice, support patients and their families through all stages of illness, providing hospice care, palliative care, home care, and dementia and Alzheimer’s support services.
E! News
Providence Journal
West Warwick Cub Scout Makes History

Justyce Scott (right, with her parents) recently made history as the first female Cub Scout from Pack 13 to earn the Arrow of Light patch, Cub Scouting’s most prestigious award. The 5 th grader earned the distinction by completing its rigorous requirements including several community service projects and demonstrating skills in civics and outdoor survival. Justyce’s achievement is all the more special because the demands of the award go well beyond the basic requirements of Cub Scouts moving on to the next level of Scouting.
West Warwick’s Pack 13, which is nearly 70 years old, was among the first in the nation to officially welcome girls to its ranks, and their new members are already thriving. Christopher Black, a parent volunteer with the pack noted, ““Having a daughter myself, for her to have the opportunity to possibly earn Eagle Scout is just as important as for my son to do it. Because, why not?”
In the Narragansett Council as a whole, 240 girls are already participating - with several all-girl units.
Kent County Daily Times
Rhode Island Celebrates a Successful Infrastructure Week

Infrastructure Week kicked off across the nation recently with a focus on new investments in roads, bridges, and clean water. The R.I. Infrastructure Bank hosted multiple events in the state to highlight projects that reflect its mission to promote the “positive impact of infrastructure investment on public health, local economies and social mobility.” In Woonsocket (right), the Infrastructure Bank and local officials broke ground on the construction of a new water treatment plant. The Bank already provided $28 million in financing for the project to replace the city’s 60-year old facility, and it has since announced plans for $29 million more to finish the job.
The Bank was also on the site of a project in Burrillville aimed at helping residents leave behind their contaminated wells and connect to clean water from the local system. The Infrastructure Bank provided principal forgiveness loans to make the project affordable for residents and the town.
During the Week, the Infrastructure Bank also announced their Third Annual Infrastructure Summit to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on September 26 th .
Providence Journal
Valley Breeze
Woonsocket Call
New Flights into Punta Cana

Start saving your vacation days because T.F. Green is now offering direct flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic starting this fall. The new flight is just the latest in T.F. Green’s effort to expand their service to the Caribbean. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and City Council President Sabina Matos told the crowd at the announcement that these flights will be more popular than previous connections to the Caribbean, because of Rhode Island’s large Dominican population. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chief Executive of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation said that the Sun Country Airlines route was would capture the existing public demand for a direct flight to the Dominican Republic. Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, whose city hosts the airport, also welcomed the new service.
Providence Journal
Associated Press
A ‘Check Up’ for Municipal Fiscal Health

Brian Daniels, CEO (right) of the League of Cities and Towns, recently sat down with The Public’s Radio and the Boston Globe to discuss the fiscal health of the state’s municipalities. Since the Great Recession, the finances of cities and towns in Rhode Island have been steadily improving, increasing reserve funds by 80% since 2010. Daniels attributes this achievement to nearly a decade of favorable stock market conditions and to a commitment by local leaders to fiscal responsibility. Over the last few years, the state’s mayors and municipal executives have successfully slowed property tax hikes and kept public debt in check, two factors that the League sees as central to maintaining strong fiscal health.
Despite positive economic conditions, however, Daniels raised concerns over future pension obligations and healthcare. With a greater demand for pension services, municipalities must be able to negotiate contracts that keep commitments made to past public servants while also protecting current taxpayers. Unfortunately, this task was made more difficult this year with the passage of legislation that will limit the ability of communities to negotiate contracts in the future, he added.
The Public’s Radio
Boston Globe