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Sunday, January 15, 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

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Newport Public Schools Conducts Parent Survey Regarding February Vacation and School Start Times

The Newport Public Schools have contracted with the communications management firm Martin & Associates to collect feedback on current and proposed changes to the school calendar.   Of particular interest in this survey are questions around the start of the school year and feedback on the value of the February break. The Newport Public Schools

Save Tiverton Seeks Peer Review of Twin River’s Enviornmental Application

Save Tiverton, a group of local residents and property ownersconcerned about the land use impacts of the proposed Twin River casino, sent a letter to the casino operator on December 8, 2016 seeking a peer review of their environmental applicationto the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM).The letter, from Karen Augeri Benson, a local

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Newport Public Schools Launches New Mobile App

The latest news and information from schools in the Newport Public School district are now available on smartphones and mobile devices with a new mobile app launched during Tuesday night’s school committee meeting. Newport Public Schools is partnering with Blackboard, an educational technology company, to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is

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Newport Mansions Surpass One Million Tours in 2016

At a press conference at the Breakers this morning, The Preservation Society of Newport County and state tourism officials announced that the Newport Mansions surpassed more than one million tours in 2016, making it the first museum in New England outside of Boston to reach that milestone. Speakers at the press conference included CEO &

Pieter Roos to Step Down as Executive Director of Newport Restoration Foundation

After nearly two decades of transformative leadership, Newport Restoration Foundation executive director Pieter Roos has informed the board of directors he will be stepping down at the end of February, NRF Board Chair Roger Mandle announced today. “During his tenure, Pieter’s leadership transformed the NRF from a sleepy preservation entity with few staff whose main

Cluny School to Commemorate 2017 National Catholic Schools Week with Open Houses, Special Events

Cluny School will hold an Open House for the public on Sunday, January 29th from 11am- 1pm and on Wednesday, February 1st from 10am- 12 noon.   In addition to the open houses, Cluny School will commemorate National Catholic Schools Week, from January 29th to February 3rd, with breakfast events for students and parents, a celebration of


Updated: State Supreme Court ruling brings Breakers’ Welcome Center closer to reality

The Rhode Island Supreme Court today rejected an appeal by a neighborhood association, bringing closer the Newport Preservation Society’s plans to build a $5.2 million visitor center at the Breakers, a 70 – room mansion that has been called the “crown jewel” of Newport’s summer cottages. In a 15-page decision the Supreme Court saw no

Salve Regina University Will Broadcast New Weekly Episodes of “Story In The Public Square”

The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will broadcast new weekly episodes of “Story in the Public Square” on Rhode Island PBS and nationally on satellite radio provider SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124, according to a news release from Salve Regina University. The new series will begin the weekend of January 14, 2017. Hosted by Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G.

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Starting Today: Bus Stops at Newport Gateway Center Will Be Temporarily Relocated

This story was originally published on December 29th, 2016. With construction work slated to begin early in January on the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Newport Gateway Center), the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced in late-December that bus stops will be temporarily relocated to America’s Cup Avenue. Passengers will be picked up and dropped

Newport Business News: January 9, 2017

Keeping up with what’s happening and new with Newport businesses can be tough, we decided to do something about it in order to help you (and us) keep track of all that’s happening in the City-By-The-Sea. This is ‘Newport Business News’, a weekly column where we keep you in the know of what’s happening with

City Ordinance: Residents and Property Owners Must Clear Sidewalks of Snow by Noon on Sunday

Property owners and/or occupants of buildings where sidewalks are present are required to clear snow from the sidewalks per established city ordinances. Based on current city ordinance and sunrise time, residents and property owners have until approximately noon to clear the 12 – 15″ of snow from in front of any residence or business they

Winter Storm Warning Canceled, Hazardous Weather Outlook in Effect (Updating)

Newport, R.I. – 12-18″ snow continues and cold temps have hit our area, here’s the latest; The National Weather Service in Taunton canceled the Winter Storm Warning for our area around 11 p.m. this evening. Related Links: Parking Ban Info: http://whatsupnewp.com/?p=29089 | Snow-Related Closures & Delays: http://bit.ly/2hZz5V6 Detailed Forecast: Today A slight chance of snow showers

Snow-Related Closures and Delays: January 7 – 8 (Updating)

The National Weather Service forecasted 12-18″ of snow in our area on Saturday, cancellations, delays and parking bans from across Rhode Island are be;pw. For more information on the forecast, visit Winter Storm Warning: 12-18″ of Snow Likely for Aquidneck Island on Saturday There is a parking ban in Newport from noon on Saturday, until 8am on

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Crosspoint Church and RID2 Challenger Will Host ‘Night to Shine Prom’ for People with Special Needs

Crosspoint Church & RID2 Challenger have announced that they will serve as one of the more than 300 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Friday, February 10, 2017. Locally, Night to Shine which will be held in Newport Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on Americas

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