It was a jam-packed Friday edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport.
~ Michael Friedman joined me to chat about this weekend’s inaugural RI Blues Fest in Cranston.
~ When Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd, Doug Woolverton was among her backing band. Doug joined me today to chat about that and his show at The Narragansett Cafe this Sunday.
~ We, of course, chatted about the latest on the Pawtucket Red Sox and their move to Worcester.
~ We looked ahead at what’s up in and around Newport this busy August weekend.
The hazardous haze from wildfires in Canada’s northeast eased there and throughout much of northeastern United States on Friday, but Canadian officials warned it could be a marathon fire season and welcomed the help of firefighters arriving from other countries.
Rankings were determined by a number of factors weighted by importance, including miles of shoreline, access to beach-related businesses based on Census Bureau County Business Patterns, and Zillow median home prices.
The House Finance Committee approved the 2024 state budget bill (2023-H 5200A) on June 2. The $14 billion budget allocates resources to tackle the housing crisis, support business development, and enhance education funding with a focus on equity.