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Friday, February 24, 2017


Middletown’s Wild Things, LLC Sells Business and Some Assets for $4.5 Million

MIDDLETOWN, RI  – Mission Ready Services Inc. has announced that the closing of the previously announced acquisition of the business and certain assets of Wild Things, LLC, whose design studio and executive offices are located in Middletown, is scheduled for February 24, 2017 valued at USD $4.5 million, according to MarketWired. Chosen for the world’s most

Obituary for James W. Peckham

James W. Peckham, 82, of Little Creek Lane, Middletown, RI, passed away at home on Monday, February 13, 2017. Born on April 10, 1934 in Newport, RI, he was the son of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Conley) Peckham, and the brother of the late John Peckham. Mr. Peckham was a graduate of Rogers High

SENEDIA, Undersea Tech Center Launch Series of Talks

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) and the Undersea Technology Innovation Center (UTIC) are launching a series of technology talks to explore and share defense and undersea technologies, applications and opportunities.  The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC Division Newport) is the first to conduct several technology talks that highlight upcoming opportunities,

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

EFC Newport Successfully Launches ‘2017 Year of Care’

Equipped with mops, sponges, cleaning supplies and perhaps most importantly, willing hearts, over 25 volunteers gathered on Saturday, February 4 and began the extraordinary effort of revitalizing the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (AICA).  From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the group gave the elementary school a deep cleaning along with much needed repairs and a

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Best Places To Go Sledding and Tubing on Aquidneck Island

Where To Go Sledding and Tubing in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth!  (This post was originally published on 1/23/16. Photo of sledding at Fort Adams via Sail Newport Facebook Page) Snow on the way, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors all day!  With the help and expertise of our loyal readers and followers, the What’sUpNewp Crew has

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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

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February is Jam-Packed with Events at Newport Vineyards

This month at Newport Vineyards, there’s something for everyone. A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, a fun-filled Presidents Day weekend, live music, dancing, creative classes, relaxing yoga, performances by award winning comedians – it’s all happening in February at the vineyard. Here’s the run down of their February events – mark your calendars and buy your tickets quick!

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

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