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Monday, January 16, 2017


State Arts Council Awards $13,375 in Grants to Newport County Arts Projects

Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded $164,890 in the December 2016 round of grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, More than $13,000 of that total was awarded to Newport County Arts Projects. These grants will go to support arts in education, community-based projects by organizations and individual

Obituary for William Heinrich Eibel

William Heinrich Eibel, 67, of Jamestown died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Newport Hospital. He will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery. He was the husband of Jean Marie (Larosee) Eibel Born on September 13, 1949, in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Julius and Lillian (Charette) Eibel. Mr. Eibel

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero: Rhode Islanders are doers

The following op-ed was written by Representative Deborah Ruggiero (D-District 74, Jamestown and Middletown). The Rhode Islanders I know are doers—successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs, community advocates, and passionate educators.   They know technology is part of our everyday life—online banking, GPS, email, SKYPE, search engines, even online dating.  Every business, large or small, has a


More Than 50 Local Restaurants Will Participate in Newport Restaurant Week

Savor three-course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35 during Newport Restaurant Week, November 4 – 13. The popular, bi-annual tradition throughout Newport and Bristol Counties will include more than 50 restaurants and inevitably invigorates the palates of frequent restaurant goers and occasional diners alike with dishes catering to the season’s harvest.

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September 29th is National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day, an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, is celebrated in the United States on September 29th. Also celebrating National Coffee Day on September 29th is Australia, Canada, Scotland, Belgium, England, Ethiopia, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States, Japan, Austria, Romania, Philippines and Taiwan. Take


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Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown Reopens For Swimming on Friday

After being closed on Thursday, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening of Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown around 5pm on Friday for swimming. The beach was closed based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. RIDOH did recommend closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick due to high bacteria counts.

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Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown Has Been Closed For Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through

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Spouting Rock Beach, Easton’s Beach and Mackeral Cove Beach Closed For Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has announced that they have recommended the closure of Spouting Rock Beach in Newport; Easton’s Beach in Newport; and Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming because of high bacteria counts. According to RIDOH, officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beaches when

Historic Jamestown Home That Was Once Owned by Joseph Wharton Has Hit The Market

Lila Delman Real Estate International has listed Beavertail Farm House, the historic farmhouse once owned by Philadelphia industrialist Joseph Wharton. Wharton, who established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania, had roots in Jamestown, summering there with his extended family for many decades.   The home was designed by well-known

Op-Ed by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (Jamestown/Middletown): RhodeWorks is Right Route to a Stronger Economy

Op-Ed by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), Deputy Majority Leader Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America—visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. That’s how we grow the economy, by creating more taxpayers and not more taxes. Over the last

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Jamestown Arts Center will host Dr. Adam Levine for a Presentation Entitled: “Lessons from Ebola as we Face Zika and Other Global Outbreaks”

{Photo: Dr. Adam Levine with President Obama} Jamestown, R.I. – Jamestown Arts Center has announced they will host Dr. Adam Levine for a presentation entitled: “Lessons from Ebola as we Face Zika and Other Global Outbreaks” Adam C. Levine, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Brown University Global Emergency

Five of Seven Aquidneck Island State Representatives Voted In Favor of Truck Tolls on Wednesday Night

After seven hours of debate, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 52 – 21 in favor of RhodeWorks (Truck Tolls) on Wednesday night at the Rhode Island State House. Here’s how Aquidneck Island’s seven representatives voted tonight, Voted For – Representative Raymond Gallison (District 69, Portsmouth and Bristol) Voted For – Representative John Edwards (District

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

Winter Storm Live Blog: Tracking Newport’s Closures, Delays and Impact (Feb. 5)

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Newport, Provincetown, Falmouth, Chatham, Mattapoisett, New  Bedford, Fall River and Plymouth at 3:56 a.m. on Friday. Rain will change to snow this morning then snow will be heavy at times during the morning commute, before tapering off by early Friday afternoon. The forecast calls for

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

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