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October 18, 2018

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POLL: Where is Your Favorite Place To Watch NFL and College Football in Newport, RI

Whether you’re a fan of the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish or somewhere in between, the most important part of NFL and College Football season is the food, drinks, and atmosphere. Read our recent list of the best places to watch NFL and College Football in Newport, RI. [socialpoll id=”[socialpoll id=”2292286″]”]

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Chat with Representative Lauren Carson (Part 2): 38 Studios, Small Business, Retail & More…

Here comes the second part of our recent Chat with Representative Lauren Carson (D-District 75, Newport), in the first part of our conversation we spoke at length about 38 Studios, Tourism, why she believes Newport needs a Grant Writer and some other Newport city administration topics. Chat With Representative Lauren Carson (Part 1): 38 Studios,

Cambridge Police Chief Temporarily Placed On Leave For Issue Regarding His Former Role With Newport Police Department

Multiple sources are reporting Cambridge (Maryland) Police Chief Daniel Dvorak, who served the Newport Police Department before taking on the role, was placed on temporarily administrative leave this week due to an issue that ties back to his previous position in Newport. Daniel Dvorak retired as a Lieutenant after 22 years on the Newport Police Department

Congressional and Defense Industry Leaders Will Attend ‘Defense Innovation Days’ in Newport Next Week

Defense Innovation Days Begins Monday, Senator Reed and Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall are Keynote Speakers Congressional and defense industry leaders will visit Newport, RI from August 29 through August 31 for a major event focusing on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. Hosted by the Southeastern New England Defense

Newport City Council Votes 5-2 to Move Forward With Port Security Grant For Procurement of New Fire & Rescue Boat

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Wednesday night, the majority of Newport City Council voted to accept the 2016 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Award for the procurement of a new Fire & Rescue Boat. The vote was 5-2 with Ward 3 Councilor Kate Leonard and Councilor-At-Large Justin McLaughin voting against the resolution. The


FabNewport Gives Students The Opportunity to Gain ‘Control’ in Local Classrooms

Students are experiencing something new in local schools: control. At least, they are in Amie Shinego’s technology classroom at Thompson Middle School, thanks to her partnership with FabNewport, a nonprofit maker lab where students, educators, and community members of all ages tinker and create. FabNewport is creating a ripple effect across the state, having impacted

Benches and Bike Racks Coming Soon to Broadway

Now that Broadway is back to two-way traffic, one of the next things for contractors to tackle to button up the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project is the addition of benches and bike racks. Benches have been quite the controversial subject for local residents and business owners, many of them even petitioned to keep benches out

Report Compares Fire Protection Costs Across Rhode Island, Newport Finds Itself Among Costliest

In the midst of a controversial discussion on whether or not the City of Newport should accept a grant for a new Fire/Rescue Boat, several residents are sharing a 2015 report that helps Rhode Island communities understand the cost of fire protection in their community. The fire project report by Watchdog RI,a non-partisan, nonprofit organization

Report: Rhode Island Tourism Activity on the Rise

According to Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, new figures released today “indicate that the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s marketing efforts, in conjunction with the state’s tourism regions, are producing positive results”. According to data from STR, Inc., a leading global travel-industry monitoring service, shows that hotel room revenue for the 2016 calendar year is up 6.9

Drought Advisory: Governor Encourages Residents, Businesses to Conserve Water

Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide “Drought Advisory,” based on indicators and assessments from the state’s Drought Steering Committee. “Rhode Islanders should be aware the state will be taking proactive steps to increase public outreach about water conservation,” Raimondo said. “We all have an important role to play – I encourage residents and

Strategic Planning Underway for National Undersea Technology Hub

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) announces the development of the Undersea Technology Innovation Center, a Rhode Island-based hub for national undersea technology excellence.   The Undersea Technology Innovation Center will promote advanced learning in the undersea sector and the rapid development, testing and commercialization of innovative undersea technology for commercial, academic, and

Election 2016: Mike Smith Joins Reformers in Calling For House Oversight to Subpoena 38 Studios Investigation Records

In response to the recent call for the House Oversight Committee to immediately reconvene for the purpose of taking the legal steps necessary to “subpoena and release to the public” all the records surrounding the 38 Studios deal, Mike Smith, independent candidate for House District 75, has called for action from his opponent, Representative Lauren

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