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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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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

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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

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

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