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April 25, 2017


Rhode Island National Organization for Women Endorses Dawn Euer for Senate District 13

The Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI NOW) has announced their endorsement of Dawn Euer in the Special Election for the open senate seat in District 13, representing Jamestown and Newport. The endorsement is the first endorsement officially issued by any group for the upcoming special election.   RI NOW President Rebecca Kislak said:

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Overweight, Oversized Vehicles Will Be Temporarily Prohibited from Crossing Newport Pell Bridge

All oversized and overweight vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Pell Bridge from mid-May through the end of June, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). A bridge deck replacement project on the bridge will prohibit Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds and vehicles with width exceeding 8 feet 6

Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Completes Inaugural International Voyages, Returns To Newport This Weekend

The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, will arrive this weekend after completing her first international ocean voyages that took her to Cuba twice and Bermuda. Onboard are high school students, including a number from Tall Ships Portland, and adults who participated in Ocean Navigator celestial navigation classes on

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Dorrance ‘Dodo’ Hamilton Has Died

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton died earlier today at her home in Florida. Hamilton, 88, was a billionaire heiress of Campbell’s Soup, founder of the SVF Foundation in Newport and well known for her generous contributions to philanthropy in Florida and Rhode Island. Read more from The Philadelphia Inquirer – ”Dodo’ Hamilton,

Mike Smith to Announce His Candidacy for Senate District 13 on April 18th

Mike Smith, a Newport resident, business owner, and former political candidate will make an official announcement regarding his candidacy for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Tuesday, April 18th. In 2016, Smith ran unsuccessfully as an Independent against Lauren Carson for House District 75 (Newport). Smith ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Senate President M.

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