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October 17, 2017

City & Government

Boston Celtics, National Grid unveil newly renovated STEAM lab at Aquidneck School

The Boston Celtics and National Grid teamed up yesterday to unveil their newly renovated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) lab at Aquidneck School in Middletown. The partners presented several donated items as part of the event, including digital video cameras, an interactive whiteboard, a weather station and various STEAM kits. New flooring and furniture

Newport-based Coast Guard cutter, air crews from Cape Cod deploy for Hurricane Irma

A Newport-based Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod have deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery operations.   Sunday, the crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Oak loaded the cutter’s buoy deck and cargo hold with nearly 137,000 pounds of aids-to-navigation gear including buoy

Household hazardous waste, electronic waste collection scheduled for Newport

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be running an Eco-Depot  for Household Hazardous Waste and Indie Cycle will be collecting Electronic Waste on September 30th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The collection will take place at Easton’s Beach, located at 175 Memorial Boulevard.  This free program is open to all Rhode Island residents

Construction and lane closures expected to begin again on Newport Bridge on September 19th, will run thru end of November

Construction is returning to the Newport Pell Bridge on September 19th, resulting in traffic being limited to one lane in each direction on the Newport side of the bridge, both east and west bound 24 hours a day through November 2017. After avoiding lane closures in July and August, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA)

Euer’s margin of victory increases after Board of Elections count remaining mail ballots

The Rhode Island Board of Elections held a hearing on Monday to review approximately 230 mail ballots from the Rhode Island Senate District 13 (Jamestown, Newport) race that held a Special Election on August 22nd. The Board requested a review because they had never seen so many mail ballots notarized by a single person, according to a press release from

Congressional, Defense and Innovation Leaders to Speak in Newport at Defense Innovation Days

The Rhode Island Congressional delegation and other Defense leaders are set to speak at the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s (SENEDIA) Fourth Annual Defense Innovation Days conference at the Newport Marriot on August 28 – August 30. “Industry leaders look forward to this event each year, as it provides a forum where policymakers and business

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

Narragansett Bay

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

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