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October 17, 2018

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Majority Of Aquidneck Island’s Legislators Expected To Vote In Favor of Truck Tolls This Week

After approval by the House and Senate Finance committees today, the RhodeWorks legislation to rebuild Rhode Island’s roads and bridges is headed for votes on the floors of the House and Senate. Here’s how Aquidneck Island’s legislation voted in the two finance committee meetings for RhodeWorks (truck tolls) today and how remaining reps are expected

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What To Watch For: Newport City Council’s February 10th Meeting

The Newport City Council will host their regularly scheduled meeting on February 10th at 6:30 p.m.at the Pell Elementary School Cafetorium, 35 Dexter Street. Heading to the public meeting? Here’s a quick round-up of some of the more interesting items that will be reviewed, discussed and introduced – the full agenda for the meeting is here. Can’t make it

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Newport City Council Will Host Public Workshop with State Legislative Delegation Today

Newport City Council will hold a joint workshop with the State Legislative Delegation on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016. This workshop is being held to discuss the City’s legislative priorities for 2016. The public is encouraged to attend. The workshop will take place in the Assembly Room of the Newport Police Department, 120 Broadway, at 10:00

Newport City Council Will Recognize Sid Abruzzi on His Induction into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame

At their regularly scheduled meeting on February 10th at Pell Elementary School, the Newport City Council  will recognize Sib Abruzzi for his recent induction into the East Coast Surfing Hall Of Fame. The resolution has been introduced by Councilor John Florez and states the following; Abruzzi was inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall Of Fame

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Winter Storm Closings and Delays in Newport, RI

Here are the current closings and delays for Newport, RI courtesy of the AAA Northeast, Sponsor of the RIBA Cancellation System. When a significant snow storm happens, the What’sUpNewp Crew will create a story for each snow storm to keep you in the know of what’s open, closed and delayed for schools, government and city;

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Rogers High School History Day Has Been Rescheduled

Rogers High School has rescheduled its annual National History Day Contest from Thursday, February 4, 2016 to Friday, February 5, 2016. The judging of exhibits will run from 8:15 to 10:30 am on February 5th. National History Day provides students an opportunity to investigate history in an area that interests them and to demonstrate what

Op-Ed: Sales Tax Holiday Would Be A ‘Victory Day’ for Rhode Island Taxpayers and Small Businesses

The following Op-Ed was written by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), Deputy Majority Leader. Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island economy. We have over 95,000 small businesses, and they employ our friends and families. Their success directly impacts the livelihoods of those families as well as our state’s economy in payroll taxes

Promoting Green Sector Job Growth Was Topic of Paiva Weed’s Roundtable Discussion on Tuesday

Promoting green sector job growth topic of Senate action plan, roundtable discussion President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed today hosted a roundtable discussion of a legislative action plan and corresponding legislation intended to promote job growth in green industries in Rhode Island. Entitled “Grow Green Jobs RI,” the action plan focuses on a wide spectrum

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What To Watch For: Newport City Council’s January 27th Meeting

The Newport City Council will host their regularly scheduled meeting on January 27th at 6:30 p.m.at the Pell Elementary School Cafetorium, 35 Dexter Street. Heading to the public meeting? Here’s a quick round-up of some of the more interesting items that will be reviewed, discussed and introduced – the full agenda for the meeting is here. Can’t make

What Bills Aquidneck Island’s Legislators Introduced & Sponsored Last Week (Jan. 18 – 22)

The Rhode Island General Assembly has just completed the first three weeks of the 2016 session. Aquidneck Island’s seven State Representatives and  have been quite busy introducing dozens of bills that range form topics such as charter schools, cell phone use, animals and more. ICYMI: Aquidneck Island’s Legislators Sponsor Dozens of Bills in First Two Weeks of

Rhode Island General Assembly Will Honor Dorian Murray by Proclaiming Today as #DSTRONG DAY

The Rhode Island General Assembly will honor 8-year-old Dorian Murray of Westerly today with a resolution proclaiming Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, as “#DSTRONG Day.” Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere (R-Dist. 38, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly) and House Corporations Committee Chairman Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) will introduce the resolutions in their respective

Renderings of Sheffield School Redevelopment Show How The Project Hopes to Innovate Newport

The Technology Business Incubator and Accelerator Is Expected To Open in 2017 Construction of a new, exciting business hub in Newport, currently titled InnovateNewport, could start as soon as this spring. The project which was announced in September 2014 entails the re-purposing and redevelopment of the Sheffield School, an idle City-owned public school property at 513

Aquidneck Island’s Legislators Sponsor Dozens of Bills in First Two Weeks of 2016 General Assembly

The 2016 Rhode Island General Assembly kicked off the new year and the new session on Tuesday, January 15th. Aquidneck Island’s seven State Representatives have been quite busy introducing dozens of bills that range form topics such as charter schools, cell phone use, animals and more. Here’s what our State Representatives have done in the

UPDATE: Newport City Council Members Look To Change Process in Which Road Races Operate in City

This story was originally published on January 7th, 2016 Three members of the Newport City Council have proposed a resolution that could possibly change the way road races are applied for and held in the City of Newport. Councilor Leonard, Florez and Camacho have proposed the following City Of Newport resolution to be heard at their January

Representative Carson (Dist. 75, Newport) Wants Education Aid Formula Linked to Affordable Housing

Representatives from four of the only five Rhode Island communities that have met the state’s affordable housing mandate are urging the working group studying the education aid formula to consider making communities’ affordable housing level a factor in the distribution of education aid. Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport), Rep. Michael Morin (D-Dist. 49,

Newport Police Department May Soon Roll Out Body Worn Camera Pilot Program

Joe Nicholson, Intermin City Manager for the City Of Newport, has suggested after reviewing a recent Council Resolution that the Newport Police Department roll out a body worn camera pilot program. Council Resolution 2015-57 “Investigating Body Cameras” was originally introduced by Councilor John Florez in May of 2015. While originally reluctant to the proposal, Interim

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City Of Newport Launches Monthly Newsletter

The City Of Newport has published its first monthly Engage Newport newsletter, it’s all part of an effort to inform residents about important city projects and news. The Engage Newport initiative is a multifaceted approach to create communication and engagement between the City government and its residents, businesses and those interested in the growth and health of Newport.

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City of Newport Official 2015 Holiday Card Announced

Thompson Middle School seventh-grader Eleni Cooper was selected as this year’s winner of the 8th Annual Newport Holiday Card Contest for her subtle and creative nod to the City.  Upon first glance, Eleni’s design is a simple Christmas tree. But upon closer inspection, the tree is adorned with ornaments that serve as unique and artful homages

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