The Monday, February 29th version of The Open Forum  on 1540 AM WADK Newport included a lot of discussion about and audio from this morning’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, Newport, RI (1pm – 1:30pm in podcast).

In the podcast you’ll hear the entire program from this morning’s ceremony at the Newport Opera House, which includes messages from Mayor Napolitano, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Governor Raimondo and Senator Reed.

Other topics discussed were the vacancy that was about to happen on the Newport City Council (Councilor McLaughlin has since withdrawn his resignation), Tiverton casino, Historic Newport Spring and much much more.

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