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August 22, 2017

City & Government

Treasurer Magaziner will tour Infrastructure Bank-Financed Rooftop Solar Array in Middletown today

This afternoon General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be joined by representatives of Embrace Home Loans and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, along with members of the Rhode Island General Assembly and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, to tour a rooftop solar array that was recently installed at the corporate headquarters of Embrace Home Loans

Mayor Winthrop endorses Smith for Senate District 13

In a letter to the editor, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop endorsed Mike Smith for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Wednesday. “Rarely do I venture into partisan politics but I am compelled to do so in the District 13 Senate race. I am supporting the business oriented, jobs focussed candidate, moderate Mike Smith,” said Winthrop

VIDEO & AUDIO: Euer, Ripoli and Smith participate in Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

What’sUpNewp and AM 1540 WADK hosted a Senate District 13 Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening live on the air at AM 1540 WADK. Republican candidate Mike Smith, Democratic candidate Dawn Euer and Independent candidate Kim Ripoli participated in the two hour forum that was moderated by Frank Prosnitz, news editor of What’sUpRhode Island and on-air

Senator Whitehouse Endorses Dawn Euer for Senate District 13

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse announced today his support of Democratic Candidate Dawn Euer in the state senate race representing Jamestown and Newport (Senate District 13). The announcement came via a news release provided by the campaign for Dawn Euer for State Senate. “I’m proud to endorse Dawn Euer to be the next senator for District 13. Dawn is a smart attorney and has the experience necessary to

Crews Respond to Fire on 2nd Street Overnight

Newport Fire Department and mutual aid responded to a house fire on 2nd Street in The Point section of Newport just before midnight on Tuesday. Crews fought the fire at two historic homes, 18 and 20 2nd Street, into the early hours of Wednesday, Providence Canteen responded to assist firefighters on scene. Both homes, that

Representative Carson named ‘Champion for Seniors’ by Edward King House

Representative Lauren H. Carson (D. District 75, Newport) has been honored by the Edward King House with its annual Champion for Seniors award for her commitment to serving local senior citizens. Carmella Geer, Edward King House executive director, said Representative Carson’s name came up immediately this year when the senior center’s Board of Directors began discussing

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RITBA Will Collect Higher Tolls on Pell Bridge If Your Transponder Isn’t Properly Mounted

JAMESTOWN, R.I. – The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has conducted a public information campaign to encourage motorists to properly mount their E-ZPass transponders in their vehicles. The campaign was launched due to safety and cost concerns and traffic delays at the Newport Pell Bridge toll plaza due to improperly, or unmounted, E-ZPass transponders. Starting

Republican Candidate Encourages Former Democratic Candidates to Rally Around His Candidacy

  Just after Dawn Euer won the Democratic Primary for Senate District 13 on Tuesday night, Republican Michael “Mike” Smith issued a statement calling his Democratic opponent the “most progressive candidate in the race” and encouraging the rest of the Democratic field to rally around his candidacy. “After a hard-fought primary on Tuesday, the most progressive candidate

Dozens of Governors to Tour Belcourt Mansion, Attend Clam Bake at The Eisenhower House Today

As many as 32 governors from across the United States will be attending events in Newport on Saturday, July 15th. Tonight’s event in Newport is the culmination of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting that has been taking place in Providence since Thursday, where the “nation’s governors have been discussing some of the most pressing issues

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