Newport City Council will host a workshop with National Grid at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 12.

UPDATE: After about an hour there were some technical difficulties and the meeting was dropped. This meeting will be rescheduled.

During the workshop, National Grid will present their proposed plans for additional natural gas storage on Aquidneck Island. This meeting is an opportunity for you to learn more about National Grid’s local infrastructure concepts and to ask questions and give your feedback.

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