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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

LIVE ON WUN: Looking Ahead At The General Election: A convo with Secretary of...

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will join What's Up Newp at 10 am on Friday, September 25th to provide us with everything the public needs to know about voting in the upcoming...
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LIVE ON WUN: Newport City Council Meeting (Sept. 23)

Newport City Council hosted a (virtual) Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23. The full agenda for the meeting is here - https://bit.ly/3iPnjd2

Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 data by city, town

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today released newly updated data on the number of people COVID-19 tested and the number of people with positive tests by city and town.

LIVE ON WUN: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing (Sept. 23)

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island.

Governor Raimondo will participate in U.S. Climate Alliance “Leading the Charge” panel on Wednesday

The United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, will host governors to discuss the progress of...

Speaker Mattiello introduces bill to allow restaurants to sell takeout alcohol through the end...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the restaurant industry, Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has introduced  legislation that will allow restaurants to continue the practice of...

Restore Rhode Island Grant Program to expand on September 22

Rhode Island Commerce today announced that the Restore Rhode Island grant program expansion will launch tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22. This new round will feature expanded program eligibility, an updated application process with reduced documentation...

Agenda: Newport City Council Meeting on September 23

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Newport City Council at its regular meeting to be held on September...

Agenda: Middletown Town Council meeting on September 21

The following items of business, having been filed with the Town Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Middletown Town Council at a regular meeting to be held...
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Newport City Council to discuss issues relating to Pell Bridge ramp realignment

The Newport City Council will meet virtually via Zoom at 5 pm on Monday, September 21st to discuss in Executive Session issues relating to the lease, acquisition, or disposition of publicly held...

Agenda: Jamestown Town Council meeting on September 21

Jamestown Town Council Meeting will host their next Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, September 21st.
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Senate designates September 19-26 National Estuaries Week

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that the U.S. Senate has designated September 19 through September 26, 2020 as National Estuaries Week in a resolution unanimously approved earlier this week. 

Drought conditions prompt water system flushing in Newport

With Rhode Island now under a statewide Drought Advisory, the City of Newport announced today that the Newport Water Division will be conducting low-flow flushing of the City’s water distribution system beginning...

Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce partners with CCRI Division of Workforce Partnerships to provide...

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce today announced that they and the Community College RI Divisions of Workforce Partnerships (CCRI) have formalized a partnership that will bring valuable programming to the businesses...

Governor Raimondo issues statewide “Drought Advisory” to raise awareness of dry conditions

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued a statewide "Drought Advisory" based on indicators and assessments reviewed by the state's Drought Steering Committee. According to a press release from Governor...

Student at Pell Elementary School who was identified as a probable COVID-19 case tests...

During the Newport City Council Meeting on Wednesday night, Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, confirmed a student at Pell Elementary School and a staff member at Thompson Middle School...

Who formally declares the winner of the U.S. presidential election?

Amy Dacey, American University With the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching at a time of extraordinary political and social disruption, the possibility of an unclear or contested result is coming under scrutiny. Unlike many...

At The Ocean Race Summits Newport, Senator Whitehouse warns we must act now on...

U.S. Senator for Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse was among an engaging and diverse group of international experts and change-makers who spoke Wednesday at the Ocean Race Summit, a virtual event broadcast from...

Governor Raimondo announces that $1 million is available in grants to help businesses continue...

Governor Raimondo today announced during her weekly press briefing that her administration has made $1 million in available funding to assist businesses and organizations interested in participating in the state’s Take It...

Jack Kane to retire after 24 years in Middletown’s Building and Zoning Department

Longtime Building and Zoning Official Jack Kane is retiring, the Town of Middletown announced today. Recently, Kane informed the town he was stepping away from the job at...

Live on What’s Up Newp: Newport City Council Meeting (September 16)

Newport City Council will meet for a regular Council meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 pm virtually. This meeting was originally scheduled for September 9th. Among the items on the...

Live on What’s Up Newp: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department Of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island on Wednesday at 1 pm.

RIDOT Director provides update on potential RIDOT/RITBA merger, takes issue with city, town resolutions...

Peter Alviti, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, provided an update on the ongoing conversation surrounding the merger/consolidation of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Turnpike...

Rep. Cortvriend to host talk on proposed Portsmouth Green and Complete Street ordinance

Representative Terri-Denise Cortvriend today announced that she will host her 32nd "Talks with Terri" this Wednesday, September 16th starting at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The topic of discussion...

Covering the 2020 General Election

As we approach what promises to be among the most intriguing and important general elections in recent memory, WhatsUpNewp will be exploring races throughout Newport County and statewide. We will leave the...