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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

Electric Boat Is Hiring: Job Fair To Be Held in Middletown on January 11th

Interested in a manufacturing career? Electric Boat in North Kingston is hiring machinists, metal fabricators, pipe-fitters and welders. Skills For Rhode Island’s Future will host a hiring fair on Wednesday, January 11th at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce for manufacturing jobs at Electric Boat. Initially established in 1973 to provide off-site support to Electric

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Jan. 8 – 14

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: 1/7-1/13 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


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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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

Middletown’s Undersea Technology Innovation Center Welcomes New Steering Committee Members

The Undersea Technology Innovation Center, a Middletown, Rhode Island-based hub for undersea technology excellence, has announced that they have welcomed two new members to its Steering Committee.   Dr. Raymond Wright, Dean of Engineering for the University of Rhode Island and Jeffrey Grybowsky, CEO of Deepwater Wind have agreed to join the eight other Steering

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Middletown’s People’s Credit Union Recognized as One of the Strongest Credit Union’s in the Nation

People’s Credit Union has announced it has earned the highest 5-Star Superior rating from BAUERFINANCIALS, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. People’s Credit Union has earned and maintained this top honor for 100 consecutive quarters earning even higher accolades. People’s Credit union is a “Best of Bauer” credit union for maintaining a

Snow Brings Closings and Delays Across Rhode Island

A few inches of snow overnight has resulted in a few communities across Rhode Island issuing parking bans, and a few schools and churches to adjust their schedules. In Newport, roads will be slippery this morning with rain and ice are in the forecast. Here is a list of the most recent closings, delays and

New Boutique Style Accommodations on East Main Road Nearing Completion of First Phase of Construction

The East Island Reserve, located at 985 East Main Road, is introducing Newport County travelers to a new way to stay! Nearing completion of phase one of construction, the 36 unit boutique style lodging facility is now accepting reservations for 2017.  The property will be managed by Vacation Newport, a division of Newport-based Landings Real

Middletown Woman Wins $10,000 on Daily Numbers

A Middletown woman claimed a $10,000 Daily Numbers win from the November 24th evening draw, according to the Rhode Island lottery. She wagered $1.00 on two four-digit straight bets and matched all four digits in the exact order they were drawn to win $5,000 on each.  She does not have any immediate plans for the

Trump Offers Lt. General Michael Flynn, a Middletown Native, National Security Advisor Position

Donald Trump has offered Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Retired), a Middletown, RI native, the job of national security adviser, multiple national sources are reporting. Besides growing up on Aquidneck Island, Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in management science, commissioned a distinguished military graduate through Reserve Officers’ Training

Local Legend Claims One Of The Most Famous Questions in History Was Formulated at Sachuest Beach

In 1728, after marrying Anne Forster (daughter of John Forster, Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas), Dr. George Berkeley, an Anglo-Irish philosopher moved from Ireland to America. Upon arrival he bought a plantation in Middletown, RI and spent three years in Newport and was much indebted to the members of the congregation at the Trinity Church.

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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