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Weather-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans

Newport, RI – Here’s the latest information and snow-related cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans throughout Newport County and Rhode Island. March 21 & 22, 2018 – Business, Event & Government Weather Updates  Bike Newport Night – Postponed to Wednesday, March 28th Edward King House – Closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Jane Pickens Theater – Due

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Coast Guard warns mariners ahead of strong storm forecasted in Southern New England

The Coast Guard is warning mariners and the public Tuesday to exercise caution along the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wednesday into Thursday as a winter storm is forecast in our area. Conditions are expected to deteriorate Wednesday night, with hazardous wind and sea conditions throughout Southern New England waters. The operation of any

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What’sUpNewp Radio #88: Julie Marron, Director and Writer of ‘Four Games in Fall’ (Updated)

Julie Marron, writer and director of Four Games In Fall, joined me on the first half of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM today at 1 pm! Four Games in Fall, a social documentary with a twist, will appear on the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on March 21st. {March 20th update:  Due to the forecasted snowstorm,


Ocean State Job Lot salutes First Responders and Public Safety Professionals with ‘Savings 911’ Discount Week

Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately-held, family-operated discount retail chain with 130 stores in New England, New York, and New Jersey, continues to show its support for first responders and public safety professionals through its 10th annual “Savings 911” discount week. From March 22 through March 28, all first responders and public safety professionals will be

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Lane closures scheduled for Route 138 in Jamestown

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has provided the following advisory for the Route 138 corridor between the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge and the Newport Pell Bridge Toll Plaza. Due to the Route 138 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvement Project, motorists should expect lane closure delays during the weekend of March 24. Starting the evening of Friday, March 23 through

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Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly announce first-ever U.S. co-headlining tour; will make a stop in East Providence

Dropkick Murphys. Flogging Molly. They share a working-class ethos, they share an Irish heritage and Celtic folk influence, and now – for the first time – these two giants of American punk rock will be sharing the stage for a co-headlining U.S. tour. This historic run, celebrating over 20 years of mayhem, kicks off June

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2018 Newport Folk Festival lineup and announcements (Updated)

Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2018 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. The first announcement came on Newport Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, January 31st, when they announced Courtney Barnett would return to Fort Adams. The Newport Folk Festival will

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Governor Raimondo tours Portsmouth Middle School, highlights need for statewide investment in school facilities

Highlighting the need for statewide investment in school construction ahead of House and Senate hearings this week, Governor Gina Raimondo toured Portsmouth Middle School on Monday joined by school officials, elected leaders and members of the labor and building trades. With a facility deficiency cost of nearly $20 million, the condition of Portsmouth Middle School

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What’sUpNewp Radio #89: Vlad Tenenbaum discusses an upcoming event that will celebrate Marcel Marceau’s 95th Birthday

Vlad Tenenbaum joined me in the studio to chat about an event he is hosting on Thursday, March 22 at the Firehouse Theater to celebrate Marcel Marceau’s 95th birthday. Obviously, Marcel is no longer living, but Vlad was a former student of his and watched him perform for over 20 years. At the event on

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New exhibition to open at the Newport Mansions this weekend

The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that it will present Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport, March 24 – November 4, 2018. The exhibition, on view in the second floor galleries at Rosecliff (1902), celebrates the ideas embodied by the artists, poets and thinkers popular during the Aesthetic Movement (1870-1890), an important

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WalletHub Study: Rhode Island is 2018’s 3rd ‘Least Dependent State on the Gun Industry’

With gun sales still in decline since President Donald Trump took office and with the recent Parkland school shooting prompting more debates on the gun industry, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry. To determine the states that depend most heavily on the arms and ammunitions

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Newly formed Hi-Lo Neighborhood Association holds Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Newport resident Tommy Sheehan announced the formation of a new neighborhood association, the Hi-Lo Neighborhood Association. For years, the residents of Donovan Manor were fortunate to have social worker Millie Feeney help organize events and activities through the Newport Housing Authority. However, Ms. Feeney recently retired and so the residents stepped up to form the


7 Easter Brunch options around Newport

In 2018, Easter will fall just about as early as it possibly can – on April 1st, more than two weeks earlier than last year. As the day quickly approaches, it’s time to make those plans and reservations for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner. If you’re looking for a great place to dine-out that’s doing something special

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Senator Euer introduces bill to restore licensing for medical lab professionals

Medical laboratory science practitioners are the behind-the-scenes professionals who determine whether patients have conditions ranging from high cholesterol to cancer, giving their doctors critical information to help determine treatment. But in 2015, Rhode Island stopped licensing them amid an effort to reduce the number of professions requiring licensing in the state, eliminating standards that ensure

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