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RIDOT postpones channel restrictions for old Sakonnet River Bridge demolition

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today an updated schedule for temporary closures of the channel on the Sakonnet River where it passes underneath the old Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton and Portsmouth. The closures will now begin on November 13, lasting approximately one month. The initial restrictions were scheduled to being on

Senator DiPalma issues statement on UHIP backlog

Senator Louis DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has released a statement concerning the recent disclosure of a significant case backlog in the troubled UHIP system. “While I am pleased the Governor has secured a $58.6 million credit from Deloitte Consulting, in addition to Deloitte agreeing to cover the cost of any federal

Temporary Sakonnet River channel restrictions required during next phase of demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced on October 10th that they will be restricting travel through the Sakonnet River Channel for approximately one month, starting Monday, October 23. The restrictions are needed to allow for the safe removal of the old Sakonnet River Bridge. While bridge demolition activities are underway from 6 a.m.

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Guide: Where to find pumpkin patches, apple picking and corn mazes in Newport County

As the season for costumes and candy creeps in, we Newporter’s are savoring the last bits of seaside sun, planning our favorite fall adventures, and picking out our favorite pumpkins for pumpkin carving contests. The What’sUpNewp Crew has harvested a list of the best pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hayrides in Newport County. Now all you have to

Historic Building in Tiverton is Placed on The Market for $1.2 Million

A landmark in Tiverton Four Corners hit the market. Kristin Parella, Sales Associate and George Tollefson, Sales Associate, at Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Newport office has confirmed with What’sUpNewp that they have just listed THE PROVENDER BUILDING, a historically significant and much-loved icon of Tiverton Four Corners. “For over 35 years, Provender Fine Foods

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

Sen. DiPalma Bill That Would add Several State Health Agencies to Caseload Estimating Conference Passes Senate

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma’s (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) legislation (2017-S 0266) that would require the participation and input of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

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

Tiverton Marina Sells For $475,000

A 14-slip marina located at 211 Riverside Drive in Tiverton has sold for $475,000 at full asking price with limited time on market, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International. Located 800 feet from the Sakonnet River Expressway with prime visibility, the commercial waterfront property has 1,182 square feet of retail space and 15 on-site parking

Tiverton Woman Wins $10,000 on Instant Ticket

A woman from Tiverton claimed a $10,000 “Maximum Payout” Instant Ticket prize, according to Rhode Island Lottery. The woman, who was not identified by lottery officials, says that she is saving for a house, so she plans on adding her winnings to her savings account. East Lake Variety, 750 East Rd., Tiverton, sold the winning

24 From Newport County Will Run 121st Boston Marathon

Two dozen runners from Newport County will participate in the 121st running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John

State Rep. from Newport County Introduces Bill to Create a Study Commission on Marijuana Legalization

Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2017-H 5551) that would create a 15-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, according to a press release on March 3rd from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. “The potential effects of legalizing

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

Obituary for Donald Vacchi

Donald Vacchi, 80, died on January 13, 2017 in Providence. Originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Don was born on November 26, 1936, the son of Eleanor Manfredi of Kingston, Massachusetts, and Luigi Vacchi of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He received his primary and secondary education in the Plymouth public schools, and he was a graduate of Northeastern

Save Tiverton Seeks Peer Review of Twin River’s Enviornmental Application

Save Tiverton, a group of local residents and property ownersconcerned about the land use impacts of the proposed Twin River casino, sent a letter to the casino operator on December 8, 2016 seeking a peer review of their environmental applicationto the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM).The letter, from Karen Augeri Benson, a local

Obituary for Alison M. Shakarian, Ph.D.

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, of Tiverton, professor of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Salve Regina University, died at home Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A 13th generation Portsmouth native and granddaughter of Armenian Genocide survivors, Dr. Shakarian graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1983, received a B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Salve Regina University,

$50,000 PowerBall Ticket Sold in Newport County

A $50,000 PowerBall ticket was sold in Newport County for Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning ticket, which was sold in Tiverton, matched four numbers and the PowerBall number to win $50,000. The winner did not purchase the PowerPlay feature, which would have multiplied the prize by 5, the PowerPlay number for Wednesday night’s draw, to

More Than 50 Local Restaurants Will Participate in Newport Restaurant Week

Savor three-course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35 during Newport Restaurant Week, November 4 – 13. The popular, bi-annual tradition throughout Newport and Bristol Counties will include more than 50 restaurants and inevitably invigorates the palates of frequent restaurant goers and occasional diners alike with dishes catering to the season’s harvest.

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