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October 18, 2018


Governor Raimondo announces co-chairs and members of Task Force to tackle plastics pollution

Providence, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the leadership, composition, and first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics. Established by the Tackling Plastics Executive Order signed by Governor Raimondo in July, the group will develop a host of options to reduce plastic pollution in Rhode Island’s waters and reliance on single-use plastics.

Replica of Air Force One serves up quite the sight

Newport, RI – A replica of Air Force One caught the eye and attention of many along Narragansett Bay on Friday as she departed from Quonset State Airport to Maryland. In September 2017, the Air Force One replica, a full-scale recreation of Air Force One, opened to the public at Quonset State Airport.  More than 9,500 guests reserved tours of the experience during the opening week.

Pell School students will chat with International Space Station on Tuesday

Newport, RI – Newport’s Pell Elementary School students are making history!  On Tuesday, October 2nd, K-4th graders will talk directly with astronaut “Ricky” Arnold aboard the International Space Station (ISS) live from their school gymnasium at 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. Introductory remarks start at 1:15 PM, with the student-to astronaut question and answer portion starting promptly

78 volunteers work with Clean Ocean Access to remove more than 200 pounds of debris from Pheasant Drive Beach

Middletown, RI- Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup on Saturday, September 24th at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth. 78 volunteers, including volunteers from the Portsmouth High School Soccer Team and local Portsmouth residents, worked together on this sunny afternoon to remove over 200 pounds of debris from the shoreline including a fishing pole,

New Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends policies to help young parents and their children succeed

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report today highlighting the effect of becoming a parent as a teen or young adult. Opening Doors for Young Parents offers recommendations for policymakers to invest in ensuring these young families find pathways to success. Young parents are those who have children in their teens and early 20s.

Eco-Depot to offer shredding at September 29 collection at Easton’s Beach

Newport, RI – To provide residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) will offer shredding services along with household hazardous waste collection at the September 29 Eco-Depot in Newport. The collection will be held at Easton’s Beach located at 175 Memorial Boulevard from 8 a.m. to


Archaeologists to provide update on the search in Newport Harbor for Capt. Cook’s Endeavour

Newport, RI – Archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) and its partner, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), will announce their 2018 research results for the study of the Newport Harbor transport fleet and search for Capt. Cook’s Endeavour from 5 pm to 6 pm on Friday, September 21, at the Gurneys

Newport International Boat Show announces ‘Newport For New Products’ Award Winners

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Newport For New Products™ (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday, opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 14th, 2018. The thirteenth-annual NFNP winners are: Best New Electronics Product            Vakaros Atlas Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance

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Newport Public Schools updates morning bus schedules

Newport Public Schools would like to make the Newport Community aware that new morning bus schedules have been developed and will be implemented on Monday, September 17, 2018.  The new schedules have been posted online at http://www.npsri.net/buses and are also available in the parent resource folders on the One Newport mobile communications application. Newport Public Schools would

RIDOT releases data for second month of truck tolling

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released key data from the State’s tractor-trailer truck only tolling program for the second month of tolling; the period from July 11, 2018, to August 10, 2018. The data included the number of transactions and tolls assessed from gantry locations 1 and 2. RIDOT released the data

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