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August 18, 2017

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Local Fisherman Asks Congress to Modify New England Underwater Marine Monument Designation

NEWPORT, RI – William Palombo of Palombo Fishing Corp. released his personal letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the United States Department of the Interior on July 10th, 2017. Palombo’s personal plea to Secretary Zinke and President Trump stems from former President Obama’s designation, on September 15, 2016, of an underwater Marine Monument in the

Dozens of Governors to Tour Belcourt Mansion, Attend Clam Bake at The Eisenhower House Today

As many as 32 governors from across the United States will be attending events in Newport on Saturday, July 15th. Tonight’s event in Newport is the culmination of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting that has been taking place in Providence since Thursday, where the “nation’s governors have been discussing some of the most pressing issues

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IYRS Raises $875,000 at 20th Annual Summer Gala

On the evening of Saturday, July 8, over 650 supporters gathered for the 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored by State Street. The school raised $875,000 between sponsorships, tickets, donations and auction items.  This year, for the third consecutive year, Anne & Matt Hamilton, Barbara van Beuren & Steve Glascock, and Helene & Archie van Beuren served as

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Rhode Island Public Radio: Financial Adviser Sued Over 38 Studios Still Has Many Government Clients (Including Newport)

Ian Donnis, Political Reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio, has shared an exclusive investigation today on how 13 RI cities and towns, including Newport, have continued using First Southwest/Hilltop Securities, the firm sued by the state over the failure of 38 Studios. According to Donnis, Newport is among 13Rhode Island communities that have used Hilltop as a

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RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Melville Pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Melville Pond in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. People should also be careful not to

Newport Festivals Foundation Brought Sweet Music to Pell After-School Guitar Club with Guitar Donation

Guitar Donation Presented in Honor of Newport Festivals Foundation’s Producer Emeritus, Bob Jones The Claiborne Pell Elementary School After-School Guitar Club has something special to look forward to when the new school year begins in the Fall. In honor of Producer Emeritus Bob Jones and his nearly six decades with the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Newport Festivals

Seastreak Cancels Last Departures of Day for Newport to Providence Ferry on Fourth of July

Seastreak has announced that they have canceled the Newport to Providence Ferry’s last departure of the day from Providence and Newport  on Tuesday, July 4th. The cancellations of the 9:30 pm ferry departing Providence and 10:45 pm ferry departing Newport due to the Providence fireworks display. The departures are canceled due to the fireworks display in Providence Harbor.

Inaugural “Music on the Porch” Event at the Eisenhower House Exceeds 200 Attendees

The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th  with over 200 attendees. The free concert featured the area renowned quartet performing for two hours on the House’s porch along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as

Bailey’s Beach Gets OK from Health Department to Reopen

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening Spouting Rock Beach, also known as Bailey’s Beach, in Newport for swimming on Friday afternoon. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts since Wednesday. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.

Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement will be conducting increased patrols from Friday – Sunday and monitoring for boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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