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Recap: October 11th Newport City Council Meeting

If you missed Wednesday night’s regular meeting of the Newport City Council, you didn’t miss much. The Council worked through the entire agenda for the night in just 17 minutes, in front of about 10 residents, before going into executive session. Here’s how things were voted on by City Council (all members were present); The

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Public forum to be held at Rogers High School to discuss independent study of Newport’s school facilities

Buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island’s first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The Rhode Island Department of Education’s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report forecasts $627.5 million in high-priority construction and repairs needed to keep students and teachers warm, safe, and dry in their

Expect road closures and delays on this weekend due to road race, street fair and parade

Newport Police Department has provided the following information in regards to road closures/detours for the Broadway Street Fair (10/7/17), the Amica Marathon (10-8/17) and the Columbus Day Parade (10/9/17). Saturday, September 7th – Broadway Street Fair On Saturday, October 7, 2017 The Second Annual Broadway Street Fair will take place. Broadway will be closed to

New law paves the way to bring 5G to RI

The governor has signed into law legislation sponsored by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma to pave the way for Rhode Island to become an early adopter of 5th generation mobile networks (5G) — the next generation of wireless networks. The legislation, which was approved by the General Assembly Sept. 19 and signed

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Representative Carson to moderate Alliance for a Livable Newport forum on ‘Working Future of Newport’

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Lauren H. Carson will moderate a public forum on economic development in Newport presented by the Alliance for a Livable Newport on Oct. 5. The event is titled “The Working Future of Newport,” and will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Claiborne Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., Newport.

Assembly OKs bill creating flooding and sea rise training requirement for planning boards

STATE HOUSE – Lawmakers have approved a new training requirement for local planning board members to help ensure that they calculate the potential for flooding and its effects when weighing local development proposals. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Jeanine Calkin, requires all members of municipal planning boards or commissions in

3rd business owner arrested for selling counterfeit goods

Another arrest has been made for the sale of counterfeit goods in Newport. As What’sUpNewp previously reported, Sergeant Joseph Carroll confirmed on Wednesday, August 23rd that in June the Newport Police Department received information that several businesses operating in Newport were selling high-end counterfeit goods. Based on this information, the Newport Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division

Eco-Depot headed to Easton’s Beach on September 30

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) in conjunction with Clean City Newport will host a collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) on Saturday, September 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach located at 175 Memorial Blvd. This event is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be

Newport Police warn of an impersonating Police Officer scam

The Newport Police Department has provided What’sUpNewp the following information in regards to an impersonating a Police Officer scam the Newport Police Department is currently investigating. On September 19, 2017, at about 4:30 p.m., a local woman received a phone call from a male party identifying himself as “Sgt. David Chapman of the Newport County

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Coast Guard readies for Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday.   Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life-threatening conditions for mariners.   Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are

4 Bridges Ride will cause brief road closures, delays on Sunday morning

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) Foundation announced today that due to its charity event, the 4 Bridges Ride on Sunday, September 17th, early morning motorists in the Jamestown, North Kingstown and Newport area should be prepared for slight delays and traffic detours. The 4 Bridges Ride, a 26-mile charity bike ride hosted by the RITBA

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