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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Video: US Energy Secretary Discusses Nuclear Security, Strategy at Naval War College

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz discussed nuclear security and strategy and the Department of Energy’s close partnership with the U.S. Navy during a visit to U.S. Naval War College on January 12th. He also highlighted the importance of science-based stockpile stewardship and the challenges ahead for nonproliferation and nuclear weapons policy.   As United

Newport Public Schools Conducts Parent Survey Regarding February Vacation and School Start Times

The Newport Public Schools have contracted with the communications management firm Martin & Associates to collect feedback on current and proposed changes to the school calendar.   Of particular interest in this survey are questions around the start of the school year and feedback on the value of the February break. The Newport Public Schools

Midtown Oyster Bar

Newport Public Schools Launches New Mobile App

The latest news and information from schools in the Newport Public School district are now available on smartphones and mobile devices with a new mobile app launched during Tuesday night’s school committee meeting. Newport Public Schools is partnering with Blackboard, an educational technology company, to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is

Newport Gateway Center

Starting Today: Bus Stops at Newport Gateway Center Will Be Temporarily Relocated

This story was originally published on December 29th, 2016. With construction work slated to begin early in January on the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Newport Gateway Center), the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced in late-December that bus stops will be temporarily relocated to America’s Cup Avenue. Passengers will be picked up and dropped

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Jan. 8 – 14

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 1/7-1/13 Newport: As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) prepares for construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience road work and a right lane closure

City Ordinance: Residents and Property Owners Must Clear Sidewalks of Snow by Noon on Sunday

Property owners and/or occupants of buildings where sidewalks are present are required to clear snow from the sidewalks per established city ordinances. Based on current city ordinance and sunrise time, residents and property owners have until approximately noon to clear the 12 – 15″ of snow from in front of any residence or business they

Kristen Coates

Senator Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) Sworn in For First Term as General Assembly Convenes

Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 3, as the 2017-18 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened. Senator Seveney was one of 4 new members of the Senate who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 38 Senate members by Rhode

Narragansett Bay

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Jan. 2 – 6

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 1/2-1/6 Newport: As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) prepares for construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience road work and a right lane closure

Santa’s Fourth and Final Visit Through Newport Neighborhoods Has Been Postponed Until Next Tuesday

Santa almost made it through the 2016 season without having to reschedule or postpone his annual visits through Newport neighborhoods, unfortunately the Newport Police Department has shared that the big man will have to postpone his fourth and final visit to next week. Update via Newport Police Department: Unfortunately due to being recalled to the

Newport Public Library

Ahead of Frigid Temperatures, City Officials Remind Residents Where Local ‘Warming Centers’ Are Located

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “Wind Chill Advisory” for our area. This advisement goes into effect this evening and will continue through tomorrow morning. Temperatures are expected to be as low as 11 degrees with wind chill values that could be as low as -10 degrees. The Newport Emergency Management Agency is

RIDOH and RIDEM Lift Remaining Public Health Advisories on Local Bodies of Water

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting the public health advisories on Mashapaug Pond and the Roger Williams Park ponds in Providence; Melville Pond, Sisson Pond, St. Mary’s Pond, and Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth; Paradise Pond in Middletown; and Watson Reservoir in Little

Newport Police Department Seeks Help Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Newport Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect.  The person pictured in the photograph that has been provided by Newport Police Department reportedly stole five Playstation controllers from a store in Newport, the store appears to be Walmart. Anyone with information on this matter, should contact Newport Police Department Detective Wuest at

Newport Police Department Addresses Car Break-Ins in Historic Hill Neighborhood

A local resident in the Historic Hill neighborhood reported on NextDoor that at 4:18 a.m. on Tuesday morning that several of her security cameras captured someone in a white hoodie and white painter pants trying to break into her car. Upon her forwarding the surveillance video to the Newport Police Department, Sergeant Jason Kleinknecht of the Newport

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report for Week of Dec. 12 – 17

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 12/12 – 12/16 Newport: Broadway at Marlborough St., shoulder closures possible for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: 12/11 – 12/17

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