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Video: City Council Workshop with State Legislative Delegation

Newport City Council, City Manager Joe Nicholson, Senator Dawn Euer (Democrat - Dist. 13, Newport, JamesRepresentativeenative Lauren Carson (Democrat - Dist. 75, Newport), and Senator Louis P. DiPalma (Democrat - District 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport,...

Giovanni Feroce names Robert Paquin III, former Executive Director of RI Republican Party, as...

Gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce has selected Robert Paquin III as his campaign manager focused on the primary.  A general election campaign manager will also be added later in the year to overlap and merge...
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Route 138 Improvement Project: March 5 -June 15; no lane closures during Volvo Ocean...

Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced on February 5th that starting on March 5th they will begin work on the Route 138 corridor from the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge to the Newport Pell...

Secretary of State Gorbea to run for a second term

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is running for reelection. “Absolutely, I’m definitely going to run again,” she said, in answer to a question during an appearance on WADK’s Open Forum. “It’s been a...
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Newport Pell, Mount Hope, and Jamestown Bridges reopen to all vehicles (Updated)

Originally published at 2:20 pm, last updated at 23:00 pm As of 11 p.m. this evening, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) lifted all travel restrictions on the Newport Pell, Mount Hope and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges....
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Video: Alliance For A Livable Newport’s ‘State Of The City’ forum

How are we doing in our “City by the Sea?” What has been accomplished over the past months? As a function of the city’s Strategic Plan, what are the successes? Where did the city...
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Carson, Euer urge Newport citizens to join meeting with their legislators, councilors on Saturday

Representative Lauren Carson and Senator Dawn Euer are inviting the public to the annual meeting of the Newport legislative delegation and the Newport City Council Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers,...
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Water main failure causes temporarily termination of water service in Downtown Newport, service restored...

This story was originally published at 11:16 on March 1st, it was updated at 3:00 pm on March 1st The City of Newport's Water Division had to make emergency repairs to a water main in...

Pell Elementary School becomes first school in Rhode Island to participate in national ‘Gratitude...

Pell Elementary School will kick off their two-week  “Gratitude Campaign”  as part of a larger initiative called Look For The Good Project, a Connecticut based non-profit organization that has inspired thousands of kids nationally and internationally to...

Senator DiPalma and Representative Abney introduce bill to create commission on biennial budgeting

Senator Louis DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has introduced a bill (2018-S 2253) that would create a special legislative commission to study the possibility of transitioning Rhode Island to a biennial...

Senator Euer, Representative Carson denounce federal plan to drill offshore

Opening nearly all of the United States’ coasts to oil and gas drilling would knock the United States backward in environmental protection and sustainability and could have catastrophic effects on the Ocean State, said...

Representative Carson, Senator Euer to participate in events today to protest federal oil drilling...

Representative Lauren Carson (D. Dist. 75, Newport) and Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) will join Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Environment Council of Rhode Island for events Wednesday to demonstrate Rhode...

Westerly Town Manager leaves for Mansfield, CT.

After two and a half years on the job, Westerly’s Town Manager, Derrik M. Kennedy, is leaving to accept the Town Manager’s position in Mansfield, CT, where he’ll earn a substantial pay increase and...
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RIDOT to host public workshop on Pell Bridge Ramp Project on March 1st

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be holding a public workshop to provide information about the reconstruction of the Pell Bridge Interchange in Newport. The public forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st at...

Senator Euer co-sponsors bill that would ban high-capacity magazines

With the cosponsorship of several Senate leaders, Sen. Gayle Goldin has introduced legislation banning high-capacity magazines, meant to prevent mass shootings like the one yesterday that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Fla., high...

Paiva Weed files campaign finance report (Updated)

This story was originally published at 13:52 on February 12th, it has been updated (where indicated). Former state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed filed her campaign finance report Sunday evening, several hours after WhatsUpNewp reported...

Neighbor of Armory raises concerns, questions processes regarding potential sale of the building

A neighbor of the Armory is questioning the viability of the proposed purchaser to finance and complete th necessary restoration of the Armory, the security which the city would require ensuring completion of the restoration...
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Mayor, City Manager to participate in Alliance For A Livable Newport’s ‘State of the...

How are we doing in our “City by the Sea?” What has been accomplished over the past months? As a function of the city’s Strategic Plan, what are the successes? Where did the city...

Paiva Weed joins those missing campaign finance reporting deadline (Updated)

Update: According to Board of Election records, Teresa Paiva Weed's campaign filed its report on Sunday, Feb. 11, after the publication of this article. An update to this story can be found here - Paiva...

Road Closure: Portion of Thames Street will be closed on February 13th

Newport Police Department has announced that on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, National Grid Gas will be conducting maintenance on the gas main in the area of Thames Street at Sharon Court. National Grid will be...

Representative Ruggiero, Senator DiPalma among legislators honored for their sponsorship of legislation to protect...

 Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne, Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee and Rep. Jason Knight were honored this week by the Rhode Island Coalition for Children and Families for their...
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Podcast: A conversation with David Hanos, Chairman of Newport School Committee

To replace Rogers High School, or to not? What's happening now and what's in the future for the schools in Newport? David Hanos, Jr., Chairperson of the 2016 - 2018 Newport School Committee, joined...

Attorney General Kilmartin to Department of Labor: Let workers keep tips they have earned

Joining a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed an opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor proposal to rescind a rule that allows all employees to keep the tips...

Representative Carson’s ‘talking bus bill’ to be heard at State House on February 6th

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson to prohibit the operation of the safe turn alert system on “talking” RIPTA buses in residential neighborhoods will have a hearing tomorrow before the House Corporations Committee. The hearing is...

Sen. DiPalma bill to create young adult voluntary extension of care program heard in...

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma’s (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) legislation (2018-S 2022) that would create a young adult voluntary extension of care program to extend the age of foster care from age...