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Report: Preservation generates $1.4 Billion for Rhode Island economy

Historic preservation pays dividends for Rhode Island’s economy, its environment and its quality of life, according to a statewide study commissioned by The Preservation Society of Newport County and Preserve Rhode Island.  The report by nationally-recognized economist Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics is the first to analyze Rhode Island’s preservation sector on four main themes: Heritage

Newly formed Hi-Lo Neighborhood Association holds Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Newport resident Tommy Sheehan announced the formation of a new neighborhood association, the Hi-Lo Neighborhood Association. For years, the residents of Donovan Manor were fortunate to have social worker Millie Feeney help organize events and activities through the Newport Housing Authority. However, Ms. Feeney recently retired and so the residents stepped up to form the

Newport experiences official ‘blizzard’ conditions on Tuesday

A blizzard occurred today at several locations across southeastern  New England, according to the National Weather Service. A preliminary summary of Blizzard Conditions from the National Weather Service this afternoon announced blizzard criteria were met in Newport starting at 8:50 am. The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow reduced visibility to below

Latest Winter Storm Forecast: Tuesday, March 13th

Newport and most of Rhode Island will see 12″+ of total snow accumulation on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. For the latest cancellations, delays, and parking bans, visit Weather-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans. The latest National Weather Service forecast for the Newport area is as follows (last update 6:53 pm); Tonight Snow

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Rhode Island Foundation offers $265,000 in grants to serve Newport County residents

Providence, RI – Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Newport County’s six cities and towns have until Feb. 15 to apply for $265,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.   “We are focused on serving the unique needs of the people in these communities. Collaborating with partners that have deep roots here gives us the resources

Newport legislators to file bill to defend against Trump administration’s plan to open coasts to drilling

Newport legislators Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer today decried President Trump’s efforts to open up nearly all of the United States’ coasts to offshore drilling as a menace to Rhode Island’s environment and economy, and announced their own legislation designed to hinder efforts to drill of Rhode Island’s coast. “As the Ocean

Newport Mansions surpass one million admissions again

For the second consecutive year, The Preservation Society of Newport County gave more than one million tours of the Newport Mansions last year.  From January 1 through December 31, 2017, the Preservation Society gave 1,017,586 tours of its 11 historic properties. In September and October, the Newport Mansions were the most visited museum in New

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Newport Restoration Foundation appoints new Executive Director

Newport, RI – The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) announced today that they have selected Mark Thompson to serve as the organization’s next Executive Director, following a competitive search. Thompson comes to Newport from St. Leonard, Maryland where he served as Executive Director of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.  He will assume this new role on February 5,

Portion of ‘necklace’ lights out on Newport Pell Bridge due to an electrical problem

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has announced that so-called “necklace” lights on the Newport Pell Bridge are out. These lights follow the cables strung from the bridge towers. These lights are out due to an electrical problem which only affects the necklace lighting portion of the bridge’s electrical system, according to the RITBA. RITBA

RIDOH approves Care New England’s application to close Memorial Hospital’s emergency department

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) approved today Care New England’s (CNE’s) application to close Memorial Hospital’s emergency department in a decision that includes conditions aimed at supporting local emergency medical response capacity, maintaining the state’s primary care training infrastructure, and investing in health at the community-level. The decision will be effective on January 1,

Bank of America invests $200,000 in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to advance economic mobility by increasing access to basic needs in Newport County

Newport County – Bank of America has announced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its longtime contributions to the Newport County community, improving economic and social progress throughout the state. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of

Continuing UHIP debacle named 2017 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year

NEWPORT, R.I – The continuing problems related to the state’s public-benefits computer system known as Unified Health Infrastructure Project, or UHIP, has been voted the 2017 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year by a panel of 18 judges from local media and academia.  UHIP was launched in September 2016. Still unresolved 15 months later, the UHIP debacle has caused lengthy delays in payments, problems with verification of eligibility,

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