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May 22, 2017

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Rep. Canario Bills on Left Lane Highway Passing and Marijuana Commission Passed out of Committee

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation on fining drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle and establishing a 15-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island were passed out of House Committee

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

State Rep. from Newport County Introduces Bill to Create a Study Commission on Marijuana Legalization

Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2017-H 5551) that would create a 15-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, according to a press release on March 3rd from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. “The potential effects of legalizing

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

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.

Trinity Church Pumpkin

The Best Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides to Visit in Newport County This Fall

As the season for costumes and candy creeps in, we Newporter’s are savoring the last bits of seaside sun, planning our favorite fall adventures, and picking out our favorite pumpkins for pumpkin carving contests. The What’sUpNewp Crew has harvested a list of the best pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hayrides in Newport County. Now all you have

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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

Coast Guard, Local Authorities Respond to Boat Taking on Water Near Sakonnet Point on Wednesday

COAST GUARD, LOCAL PARTNERS DEWATER SAILBOAT NEAR SAKONNET POINT, RHODE ISLAND The Coast Guard was alerted to a sailboat taking on water Wednesday, three miles south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. At about 9:15 a.m., Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a distress call on VHF Channel 16 from the sailboat Rhapsody, reporting it was taking

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

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

Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Newport County Chamber Of Commerces Looks to Expand Israeli Business Trade and Development In Our Area

Newport County Chamber to Launch Business Trade  & Development Focus on Israel Middletown, RI – As a direct outcome of a 2015 visit and series of meetings by the Israel Economic Minister to North America with local business and elected officials, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce has initiated a series of activities to expand Israeli

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Aquidneck Island, Block Island and Others

The National Weather Service has issues a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area beginning on Monday night into Tuesday and on Thursday. For more information, see the Hazardous Weather Outlook and current National Weather Service forecast below; HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 840 AM EST SUN DEC 27 2015 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-281345- HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND

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Calendar: The Best Things To See and Do in Newport County This Holiday Season

Photo via Bowen’s Wharf There’s Christmas In Newport, Holidays By The Sea and dozens of other events happening throughout Newport to celebrate the holidays this December. The What’sUpNewp has gone throughout countless websites, Facebook, press releases and combined multiple calendars to curate the most thorough and complete Christmas and Holiday Calendar you can find. Events

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Newport Restaurant Week Returns, Features New RI Seafood Partnership

The photo and following information was provided by Discover Newport;  Newport Restaurant Week Celebrates its 10th Anniversary It’s hard to imagine Newport’s inaugural restaurant week launched 10 years ago this fall, but time flies when you’re having fun. Vibrant dishes, creative menus and ingredients from local farmers and fishermen will be the hallmarks of this

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5 Best Things To Do In And Around Newport This Weekend | October 16 – 18

Heads up, it’s going to be a great weekend in and around Newport! With the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Fortress Of Nightmares, International Oktoberfest and activities like the Trinity Pumpkin Patch it’s one of the best weekends of the year around here! Here’s Our 5 Favorite Events This Weekend, Visit Our Events Calendar For More Great Events! 1 –

RIEMA Newport

Rhode Island Emergency Management Officials Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

Governor Raimondo is working with emergency management officials from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), State Police (RISP), Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (RIDPUC) to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin as it moves its way up the Atlantic Coast. FOLLOW

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RIEMA Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Upcoming Severe Weather; Monitoring Tropical Storm Joaquin

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges Rhode Islanders to prepare for upcoming severe weather anticipated to impact the State of Rhode Island late Tuesday, September 29, into Wednesday, September 30. Additionally, RIEMA is also tracking Tropical Storm Joaquin, which recently formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The initial storm front is expected to bring

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