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Archives for February 2017

Soil Test Results Cause Temporarily Work Stoppage on Newport Gateway Center Project

Exterior construction work on the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Newport Gateway Center) has been temporarily stopped due to soil tests that showed results of arsenic, lead and at least one petroleum byproduct. “Work at the site has stopped temporarily due to the findings of some soil samples that were taken to ensure proper disposal

RI Commerce Corporation Chooses Rhode Island Firms for Advertising Campaign

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today in the following press release that it has selected three vendors to execute its upcoming tourism campaign. At this month’s meeting, the Commerce Corporation Board voted to authorize the Commerce Corporation to enter into agreements with NAIL Communications, the RDW Group, and NJF, an MMGY Global company. Under

Top 10 Most Shared and Read Stories in February

In February, Newport saw record high temps, a blizzard and hundreds of great events. Here’s what What’sUpNewp content people were sharing and reading the most in February! Most Read Stories in February Snow-Related Cancellations, Closures and Delays (Feb. 9 – 10) 2. 2017 Newport Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers (Updated)… 3. 8-12″ of Snow Expected For

KJ’s Pub and Restaurant Hits the Market for $1.39 Million

The future for KJ’s Pub and Restaurant, located at 59 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, continues to be a bit of a mystery. KJ’s was placed on the market last week for $1,390,000, the listing price includes the building, business and liquor license. The current owners, John Gullison and Bonnie Zimble, had announced recent plans to construct a four-story

Newport Restaurants

What’s Open, What’s Closed: When Restaurants Are Taking Time Off This Winter (Updated)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks. Permanently Closed or Temporarily Closing  This story was originally published on December 27th, 2016. It was last updated on February 27th 22 Bowen’s: Closed from January

Naval War College Students Compete for Strategy Award

Written By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs Participants in the annual competition for the James V. Forrestal Award for Excellence in Strategy Development and Force Planning at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) presented creative, flexible and realistic approaches to dealing with a scenario presented by faculty, according

50+ Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (Feb. 24 – 26)

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

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