From humble beginnings and a small investment, The Newport Daily News turns 175


The first edition of The Newport Daily News in Rhode Island was four pages and published on May 4, 1846. The price was one cent per copy, or $3 for a yearly subscription. It was believed by many in town to be a frivolous enterprise, but after publishing several editions, the paper always sold out.

Since 1846, the paper has known six homes, including three moves within its first 33 years.

Today, the paper celebrates 175 years of publication.

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