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August 18, 2017

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Democratic Candidates Spending Increases in the Days Before the Senate District 13 Primary Election

There were no surprises in the latest financial filings of the four candidates for the Democratic nomination for the Senate District 13 seat, with each candidate left with a reasonable cash balance for the last few days of the campaign, and each showing expenditures outpacing contributions. Candidates are required to file a financial report seven

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Rhode Island Public Radio: Financial Adviser Sued Over 38 Studios Still Has Many Government Clients (Including Newport)

Ian Donnis, Political Reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio, has shared an exclusive investigation today on how 13 RI cities and towns, including Newport, have continued using First Southwest/Hilltop Securities, the firm sued by the state over the failure of 38 Studios. According to Donnis, Newport is among 13Rhode Island communities that have used Hilltop as a

VIDEO: Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

Where do 6 of the 7 candidates for Senate District 13 stand on important local and statewide issues? Those were the topics of What’sUpNewp’s Senate District 13 Candidate Forum at Jane Pickens Thater & Events Center on Monday night. Several hundred concerned Newport and Jamestown voters showed up at the historic theater to hear from

Dozens of Governors Expected to Attend an Event in Newport During National Governor’s Association Summer Meeting

More than 30 governors from across the United States will attend an event in Newport on July 15th during this year’s National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting. The Summer Meeting, which is scheduled for July 13th – 16th, is being hosted mainly in Providence by Governor Gina Raimondo. The nation’s governors will meet to discuss some of

Democrats in Senate Race Actively Fundraising; Lining up Support From Prominent Dems around RI

The latest financial disclosure forms filed by candidates vying for the Senate seat in Newport held until this Spring by M. Teresa Paiva Weed, has found all four Democrats in the race actively fundraising, indicating a wide range of support throughout the state’s Democratic party. Meanwhile, the Republican, Green Party and Independent candidates, in papers

Bailey’s Beach Gets OK from Health Department to Reopen

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening Spouting Rock Beach, also known as Bailey’s Beach, in Newport for swimming on Friday afternoon. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts since Wednesday. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.

RIDOH Recommends Closing Spouting Rock Beach, ‘Bailey’s Beach’, for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts, the notification was made on Thursday, June 28th. The beach is also known as Bailey’s Beach. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.

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RITBA Completes First Sequence of Pell Bridge Repair, No Permanent Lane Closures Scheduled for July and August

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has announced that the first sequence of the deck repair project on the Newport Pell Bridge is now complete. This comes two days before its scheduled completion date of June 29. This work, which began onMay 16, consisted of a partial depth hydro-demolition and replacement of the

Video: Democratic Candidates for Senate District 13 Participate in ‘An Evening of Conversation’

Four of the candidates vying for the Senate District 12 (Newport, Jamestown) seat participated in “An Evening Of Conversation” at Newport Public Library on Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Newport Democratic City Committee and moderated by Bud Cicilline, the two-hour event provided the opportunity for the candidates to introduce themselves and for members of the

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