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April 25, 2017

Jamestown

Obituary for Kenneth R. Silvia

Kenneth R. Silvia, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Jamestown, RI on Friday April 21, 2017. Born in Fall River, MA on April 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Manuel and the late Beatrice (Martin) Silvia. He is the beloved husband of 47 years of Peggy (Aguiar) Silvia and

Firstlight Cottage in Jamestown Sells for $4.5 Million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of “Firstlight Cottage”, the Jamestown waterfront property sold recently for $4.5 million. The Announcement The demand for luxury waterfront property continues in Rhode Island as a stunning waterfront residence located at 320 East Shore Road in Jamestown sells for $4,500,000, marking the second highest price for

Mike Smith to Announce His Candidacy for Senate District 13 on April 18th

Mike Smith, a Newport resident, business owner, and former political candidate will make an official announcement regarding his candidacy for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Tuesday, April 18th. In 2016, Smith ran unsuccessfully as an Independent against Lauren Carson for House District 75 (Newport). Smith ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Senate President M.

“Northpoint” Residence in Jamestown Sells for $5.75M

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of “Northpoint”, located at 1088 East Shore Road in Jamestown, for $5.75 million. Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and the selling company. Melanie Delman, President, and Alyce Wright, Sales Associate, represented the seller and Pila Pexton, Lila Delman Real Estate International was

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.

24 From Newport County Will Run 121st Boston Marathon

Two dozen runners from Newport County will participate in the 121st running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John

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

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: March 6 – 10

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:  Ongoing Restriction – Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr

February 16th is Deadline for Newport County Nonprofits to Apply for $260,000 in Grants

Nonprofit organizations serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 16 to apply for more than $260,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.   The Newport County Fund (NCF) offers grants of up to $10,000 in eight key funding areas: arts and culture, basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, environment, health

Narragansett Bay

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Feb. 5 – 10

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: 2/4-2/10 Jamestown: Rte. 138 East, from North Rd. to Conanicus Ave., right lane closed for sign installation, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newport: In order to accommodate construction work

Rep. Ruggiero Introduces Legislation to Address Needs of ‘Aging in the Community’ in Rhode Island

In an effort to keep Rhode Island policy relevant to the state’s aging population, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) has introduced legislation aimed at addressing “Aging In the Community.” “In the next 10 years, the 65-plus population in Rhode Island will increase from 152,000 to 247,000 with one out of every four Rhode

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Jan. 15 – 21

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: 1/14-1/20 Newport: As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) prepares for construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience road work and a right lane closure

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

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