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July 24, 2017


Woman from New York Wins $50,000 on Powerball Ticket Purchased in Newport

Though the $447.8 million Powerball jackpot was won in California, a convenience store in Newport sold a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket from Saturday’s night’s draw, according to the Rhode Island Lottery. The winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall number to win $50,000. The winner did not purchase the PowerPlay feature, which would have multiplied

Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Environmental Leadership Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has selected two local high school seniors to receive the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Award (ELA) for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship supports youth leaders on Aquidneck Island who inspire our community by promoting land conservation and environmentalism through their continued efforts. From this year’s competitive applicant group, ALT has

Video: Democratic Candidates for Senate District 13 Participate in ‘An Evening of Conversation’

Four of the candidates vying for the Senate District 12 (Newport, Jamestown) seat participated in “An Evening Of Conversation” at Newport Public Library on Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Newport Democratic City Committee and moderated by Bud Cicilline, the two-hour event provided the opportunity for the candidates to introduce themselves and for members of the

Newport Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez, 41, of Newport, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to a plea agreement filed in this matter, the government will recommend a term of imprisonment of 72 months when Jimenez-Rodriguez is sentenced

U.S. Naval War College Graduates 1,502 in ceremony on Friday

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) graduated 1,502 students during a ceremony held earlier today at Dewey Field, according to a press release from the NWC. “Today we celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates and to formally mark their transition from intellectually curious students at arrival, to the enlightened and dedicated professionals in strategy

Rep. Carson’s Statewide Municipal Solar Permit bill Heads to Governor Raimondo for Signature

Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) and Rep. Lauren H. Carson’s legislation (2017-S 0562 / 2017-H 5575) to create a statewide solar permit application now heads to Governor Raimondo’s desk for her signature after passing both the House of Representatives and the Senate tonight. The bill would require the Rhode Island Office of

Loud Noises, Low Flying Planes? Rhode Island National Guard is Conducting Training This Week

The Rhode Island National Guard and US Army Special Operations Command is conducting military training this week, residents near Narragansett Bay are hearing noises associated with those exercises on Thursday night. Noises associated with the training will include loud bangs and simulated weapons fire, training was scheduled from 6 pm to 3 am on Thursday evening.. Training

Newport Restoration Foundation is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

Is there a historic preservation project, completed in the last three years, that sticks out to you as having enriched the character of the city of Newport? Is there an individual whose contributions to preserving Newport merit recognition? Here’s your chance to nominate an organization, individual, or building for this year’s Doris Duke Awards for

Newport Resident Crowned Miss Rhode Island 2017

Miss Rhode Island 2017 was crowned on Sunday evening at the Casino Theatre in Newport, which just so happens to be the city that the newest Miss Rhode Island calls her hometown. Nicolette Peloquin, 21, of Newport, formerly Miss Newport Harbor, beat out 15 other contestants to win the honor of becoming Miss Rhode Island

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