Over 425 businesses in Newport County were impacted during the natural gas outage in January 2019. While many are back to business as usual, most are just now learning the true cost of this event.
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is seeking business input to get a better understanding of the losses suffered due to this gas outage. With this information, the Chamber will be able to better advocate for improvements to infrastructure and ensure smart growth and economic development for the region.
The Chamber has been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Small Business Administration, and Commerce RI since the natural gas outage. While some initial information was collected immediately after the event, the Chamber is asking the business community to share their experiences, including any losses suffered as a result of the outage. Please visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gas-outage-loss-questionnaire to take a new survey.
One of the most celebrated events in Rhode Island history happened on June 10th, 1772. The Gaspee Affair, which is still celebrated annually with festivals, a parade and a re-enactment, was a pivital moment in the lead-up to the American Revolution.
Garrett Whitlock got his second win since replacing Corey Kluber in the Red Sox rotation, Rafael Devers and Kiké Hernández homered, and Boston beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Friday night in the first meeting this year of a rivalry cut to 13 games by the new balanced schedule.
The House approved an additional $31 million to support housing development, including $4 million for transit-oriented development and $4.3 million to support infrastructure needed for housing development, such as road and utility connections.