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April 29, 2017

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Seasonal Jobs Available At State Parks And Beaches

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply. Full-time lifeguard positions are available at all State swimming areas, including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial State Parks, as

Construction to Begin on Carroll Avenue Sidewalks

The City of Newport has announced that sidewalks on Caroll Avenue (from Morton Avenue to Bateman Avenue) will begin to be repaired starting on or about April 3rd. Carroll Avenue is one of nine projects being completed to fix small areas of sidewalks throughout the City that are beyond the capabilities of the City maintenance

Newport’s Clean City Program will host Spring Recycling Day at Easton’s Beach on April 8th

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Spring Recycling Day for ‘harder to recycle’ items on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. rain or shine in Easton’s Beach east parking lot, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. This event will accept the following items for recycling: paper shredding, scrap metal,

David Allard Announces Candidacy for District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) Senate Seat

David J. Allard, long time educator, Progressive Democrat and community activist announced today he is a Democratic candidate for Senate District 13 (Jamestown, Newport), the seat being vacated by Senator Teresa Paiva Weed.  Allard, age 35, currently works for the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) where he manages the state’s 3rd Grade Reading Goal.

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: March 27-31

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: 3/25 – 3/31 Portsmouth: Rte. 24 North and South, from Rte. 138 to Turnpike Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portsmouth: Freeborn

Several Residents Will Run to Replace Paiva Weed in RI Senate

While two people have already announced their candidacy, several others are considering running to fill Teresa Paiva Weed’s Senate seat for District 13 (Newport, Jamestown). Senator Teresa Paiva Weed announced on March 22nd that she will be resigning from the Senate and will be accepting the presidency of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, a statewide

Dawn Euer Announces Campaign for State Senate

Newport resident Dawn Euer, a community organizer and lawyer, announced today she is a candidate for state senate in District 13, representing Newport and Jamestown. Senator Teresa Paiva Weed announced on March 22nd that effective May 1, 2017, she will accept the presidency of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to

Petition Circulates That Would Ban Balloon Releases on Aquidneck Island

A Change.Org petition that would prohibit the release of balloons outside on Aquidneck Island has already gathered more than 400 signatures. Started by Clean Ocean Access, the petition states that “prohibiting the release of balloons outside on Aquidneck Island will further promote our island-wide environmental stewardship and attract more visitors to enjoy the natural beauty

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