Newport celebrates its centennial

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018

NEWPORT — A few thousand people braved scorching heat on Saturday to mark Newport’s one-hundredth birthday with a grand parade and a slew of other events that will run until Friday, July 6.

Around 100 floats filled Main Street and the Causeway for a procession that lasted more than an hour. Afterward, city residents and guests were invited to enjoy music, games, and food at locations around the city.

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