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Friday, February 24, 2017


Senator Seveney to Introduce Legislation That Would Require Certification for Software Engineers

Concerned about the performance and cost overruns of several public works projects involving computers, Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) plans to introduce legislation that would require certification of software engineers. The legislation would create a professional designation and registration criteria for professional software engineers with the subsequent purpose of requiring professional

February 16th is Deadline for Newport County Nonprofits to Apply for $260,000 in Grants

Nonprofit organizations serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 16 to apply for more than $260,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.   The Newport County Fund (NCF) offers grants of up to $10,000 in eight key funding areas: arts and culture, basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, environment, health

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Best Places To Go Sledding and Tubing on Aquidneck Island

Where To Go Sledding and Tubing in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth!  (This post was originally published on 1/23/16. Photo of sledding at Fort Adams via Sail Newport Facebook Page) Snow on the way, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors all day!  With the help and expertise of our loyal readers and followers, the What’sUpNewp Crew has

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Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Feb. 5 – 10

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 2/4-2/10 Jamestown: Rte. 138 East, from North Rd. to Conanicus Ave., right lane closed for sign installation, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newport: In order to accommodate construction work

Ragged Island Brewing Co. Preparing to Open Next Month

In Portsmouth, Matt Gray and five other co-owners of Ragged Island Brewing Co., a new microbrewery specializing in IPAs, are working hard to open the taproom’s doors next month. Last summer, we broke the news that the entrepreneurs had signed a lease at their 200 High Point Ave location, and now they’re just waiting on one final piece of paperwork, a

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Portsmouth Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Girlfriend

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raymond Ramsey (age 51), of Portsmouth, RI, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent to the September 8, 2015 murder of his girlfriend, 42-year-old Yolanda McArdle.  Under the terms of the plea, Ramsey was sentenced to life in prison for the charge of second degree

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