If you're looking for a meeting place or a good stop around ½ or halfway between Newport, RI and Albany, you can try Ludlow, MA, which is almost 2 hours northwest of Newport, RI, or about 1½ hours southeast of Albany.
Other possible places to stop near the midpoint include Snellville, West Warren, Warren, Palmer, and Wilbraham.
About ¼ or a fourth of the way, you can stop at Uxbridge, MA. This is almost an hour north of Newport, RI.
About ⅓ or a third of the way, you can stop at Worcester, MA. This is about 1 hour northwest of Newport, RI.
About ⅔ or two thirds of the way, you can stop at South Quarter, MA. This is about 2 hours northwest of Newport, RI, or about 1 hour southeast of Albany.
About ¾ or three fourths of the way, you can stop at Becket Center, MA. This is a little over 2 hours northwest of Newport, RI, or almost an hour southeast of Albany.
If you drive straight through without stopping at all, the total distance is 198 miles. The distances shown above don't include local roads to get into each town, so if you're planning a long road trip, make sure you factor in traffic and road conditions, rest stop breaks, and interesting detours along the way. If you're in a rush, you can do the trip with zero stops, and your total travel time would be around 3 hours, 12 minutes.