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June 23, 2017

Portsmouth

Obituary for Rita Doris Appleby, 80, Portsmouth

Portsmouth, RI – Rita Doris (Lafleur) Appleby, 80, of Portsmouth, RI, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Jack F. Appleby. Born in Fall River, MA on September 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Laura (Cournoyer) Lafleur. Besides her

Rail Explorers Will Begin Offering Tours 7-days a Week, Will Launch new Southern Circuit

Rail Explorers, an eco-tour company featuring pedal-powered rail bikes operating along Aquidneck Island’s historic rail lines, will begin operating 7-days a week and will be launching the new Southern Circuit Tour on Thursday, June 29.   The Southern Circuit is a special summer tour offered at 8:30am and 6:30pm daily from June 29 through Memorial Day.  Including the Northern Ramble, Rail

Rep. Canario’s bill to Create a Study Commission on Marijuana Legalization Passes the House

Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation (2017-H 5551A) that would create a 19-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island passed the House of Representatives tonight. “The potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island would have drastic impacts to the fabric

Cameron Bulk of Portsmouth Named to Eastern Connecticut State University’s Spring 2017 Dean’s List

Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its spring 2017 semester Dean’s List for full-time students. Cameron Bulk ’20 of Portsmouth, RI, was named to the Dean’s List. Bulk‘s major is Pre-Elementary Education and Liberal Studies. Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In

Students from Jamestown, Portsmouth and Wakefield Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

At its 216th commencement celebration, spanning multiple ceremonies the weekend of May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelor’s, 386 master’s,106 doctoral and 116 medical degree recipients. Among degree recipients are students from 40 states and 97 international students from 21 foreign countries. Approximately 1,116

ADA Improvements Slated for East Main Road in Portsmouth

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements are slated for a 2.7-mile portion of East Main Road, from Turnpike Avenue to Boyds Lane, in Portsmouth. The project also includes a small segment of Park Avenue, from Chase Road to Norseman Drive. Through a $9.5 million investment, $6.2

Rep. Canario bill to make left lanes on highways passing only approved by House

Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation (2017-H 5398) that would fine drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle was approved by the House of Representatives tonight., according to Rhode Island’s Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. The bill now heads to the

Rep. Canario Bills on Left Lane Highway Passing and Marijuana Commission Passed out of Committee

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Dennis M. Canario’s (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) legislation on fining drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle and establishing a 15-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island were passed out of House Committee

Newport County YMCA Helps Expand Sports Program at Common Fence Point Community Center

The Newport County YMCA has partnered with the Common Fence Point Community Center in Portsmouth to expand their sports program. This exciting partnership allows easier and more accessible fitness and wellness opportunities for children in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Bristol.      “Here at the Newport County YMCA, we know there is much more

Aquidneck Island State Rep. Wants to Cap Minimum Hourly Wage For Workers Under 20 Years Old

Representative Kenneth J. Mendonça (R-District 72 Middletown, Portsmouth) will testify before the House Committee on Labor Thursday on legislation, which would set the minimum hourly wage at $9.65 an hour for employees under the age of twenty, according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. House bill 5594, “An Act

Another Coyote With Leg Trap Killed, DEM Seeks Information About Illegal Coyote Traps on Aquidneck Island

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) announced on Wednesday, April 5th that they are seeking information about two recent incidents on Aquidneck Island of coyotes with illegal leg-hold traps. Anyone with information on who set these traps is asked to contact DLE at 401-222-3070. On Sunday, April 3 Portsmouth

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: April 2 – 8

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: 4/1-4/7 Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd.

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