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May 21, 2017

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Rhode Island School Of Design And Newport Restoration Foundation Team Up To Virtually Resist Sea Level Rise

On Friday, May 26 from 5:30 -7:30pm, graduate students in RISD’s Interior Architecture program will present what they have been working on all spring semester: predictions for what sea level rise could really mean, and look like, in the city of Newport in the not too distant future. According to accepted climate science, sea levels

Five Residents of Newport County Will Compete for Miss RI

Five contestants from the Newport area will take to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island America or Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen this month! Nicolette Peloquin (Newport), Elena De La Rosa (Newport) and Molly Andrade (Middletown) will compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island. Brennan Cluff (Middletown) and Carrigan

David Rockefeller Jr., Sailors For The Sea to Receive ‘America and The Sea Award’ from Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport has announced that they will present their 2017 America and the Sea Award to David Rockefeller Jr. and Sailors for the Sea. Given annually by the Museum, the prestigious award recognizes individuals or organizations whose contribution to the history, arts, business, or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character. Sailors for

Newport Among ‘America’s Top 50 Summer Hot Spots’, According to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor  revealed its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report on May 16th, highlighting the top 50 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs1 for hotels and airfare. The report also helps travelers discover savings at popular U.S. travel destinations by

House Approves Rep. Carson’s Bill That Will Create Flooding and Sea Rise Training Requirement for Planning Boards

The House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson on Tuesday, May 16th that will require all members of municipal planning boards or commissions in Rhode Island to participate in a free training program on the effects of rising sea levels and the effects of development in flood plains. The legislation, which

City of Newport Launches ‘Newport Re-Uses’

The City of Newport has announced the launch of Newport Re-Uses, an initiative that will help coordinate, communicate, and create action around stewardship of the environment.   The City announced in a press release on Tuesday that they are committed to working together with residents, businesses, environmental groups, and volunteers to provide leadership in environmental

Resource Recovery Unveils New Website, Recycling Guidelines

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) announce this morning that they have launched a new, redesigned version of its website, www.rirrc.org.   Resource Recovery says their new site was built with the busy Rhode Island in mind and features a modern and simplified design, easier navigation, and mobile optimization for easy viewing on any

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Newport Wins $400,000 Grant in Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge Competition

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo have announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the Fed’s Working Cities Challenge, a competition for Rhode Island communities to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. The program officially launched in Rhode Island in 2015 with state,

Newport Approved by FEMA to Participate in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System

In 2016 the City of Newport made a formal request for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).  The CRS is a voluntary program that was implemented in 1990 that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP standards.  Under the CRS, flood insurance premium rates

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Governor Asked to Review Controversial Breakers Proposal

Friends of Newport Preservation has requested that Governor Gina Raimondo intervene in the review process for a controversial plan regarding The Breakers.   On Monday, the group wrote the Governor regarding the “decision of the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) allowing the Preservation Society of Newport County (PSNC) to construct a commercial

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80 Cruise Ships Scheduled to Visit Newport in 2017

Newport Harbor will welcome 80 cruise ships throughout this spring, summer, and fall, according to Discover Newport’s 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule. 41 larger ships will anchor in the harbor and tender passengers to Perrotti Park while 39 smaller vessels will dock at the South Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams State Park. 62 cruise ships were

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