Newport Grand Casino closes permanently at 11 pm this evening. Tiverton Casino Hotel opens at 10 am on Saturday. John Taylor Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, the owner of Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton, and Newport Grand Casino in Newport, joined me today at 1:45pm on What’s Up Newp Radio on WADK 1540AM to chat about Newport Grand’s last day, what’s ahead for Tiverton, and more.
Also, hear about how one local barbershop is offering free haircuts for those heading back to school and how some local school teachers are crowdsourcing to fill needs in their classrooms.
Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.
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.