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2019 Beach Season: Keeping track of beach, lake, and pond closures (Updating List)

Throughout the summer season the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will recommend closing the state's licensed beach facilities, most of the time it's due to high bacteria counts, harmful algae blooms,...

Public workshop to be held to discuss proposed updates to the current Newport Harbor...

On January 7th, the Newport Waterfront Commission will be holding a public workshop to discuss proposed updates to the current Newport harbor mooring ordinances. Notice of Public Workshop
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LIVE BLOG: Government, school, and business cancellations and closures

Newport, RI - Here's the latest information for cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans throughout Newport County and Rhode Island. This information is user generated/submitted and is from the Rhode...

Boston Globe: Peregrine Group’s Colin Kane mulling run for Governor

Dan McGowan writes this morning in his Rhode Map newsletter for The Boston Globe that Colin Kane, founding partner of the Peregrine Group LLC, is considering running for Governor.

State confirms 4th positive finding of EEE, 1st West Nile Virus detection in latest...

The following is a mosquito advisory/press release from RIDOH and RIDEM. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that a...

What’s Up Radio: A conversation with Newport Mayor-elect Jamie Bova

Newport, RI - The voters spoke on November 6th and elected their new City Council, and now the new City Council has spoken and chosen their new chairwoman/Mayor. Jamie Bova, Newport City Councilor At-Large elect, has announced...

Cruise Ship Schedule: 91 cruise ships will visit Newport in 2019

Discover Newport, the official convention and visitors bureau for Newport and Brisol counties, has published the 2019 Cruise Ship Schedule. In 2019, Newport Harbor will welcome more than...

RIDOH closes three Newport beaches to swimming due to high bacteria levels

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry, Hazards and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Surfer’s...
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Schedule: Public, private Firework Displays that will light up the Newport sky in 2019...

Fireworks have become tremendously popular over the last several years for those hosting weddings and special events in and around Newport. So popular and regular that Newport City Council is looking to...

City Council will consider six-month moratorium on decisions relating to development activity in Innovation...

After some public outcry, a petition with more than 2,200 signatures, and an urge from The Alliance For A Livable Newport, growth on Newport's North Side may be taking a break for...

Open Letter from Councilor Bova to fellow member of Newport City Council

The following is the transcript of the open letter that Councilor Bova delivered to the members of the Newport City Council and read at the Inauguration Ceremony that was held today at Rogers High...
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Portion of Cliff Walk to be temporarily closed for improvement beginning November 27th

Newport, RI - The City of Newport has announced that they will close a small section of the Cliff Walk for approximately one week in the vicinity of Seaview Avenue. The City anticipates approximately 100...

Portsmouth Police cracking down on those who fail to stop at crosswalks for pedestrians

The Portsmouth Police Department announced on Facebook this morning that during a 4 hour period this morning and yesterday morning, they have issued numerous traffic citations for failure to stop at a...
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Changes ahead for Newport City Council, School Committee

Newport, RI - The results are in (unofficially) and there are some changes coming to our local government in The-City-By-The-Sea. According to the City’s Canvassing Department, 45 percent of eligible voters in Newport cast ballots...

City to host community discussion on future of the Gateway Center

Photo: The Humphrey J. “Harp” Donnelly III Newport Gateway Transportation and Visitors Center. Photo provided by City of Newport. Newport, RI - The City of Newport will be hosting a community conversation concerning the possible...

Rhode Report: Newport County road and lane closures (Week of Nov. 19 – 23)

Newport, RI – The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the near future, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). All schedules...

Election Day in Newport: Results

Newport, RI - Newport voters turned out in big numbers to cast their votes across The -City-By-The-Sea today. Stay tuned here for updates throughout the day and night. According to the City’s Canvassing Department, 45 percent of...
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DEM: Expect high surf over the next few days

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued a press release this morning advising the public to use caution along shoreline areas today and over the next few days because of high surf...

Rep. Canario supports amendment that would shift funding from planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements...

Representative Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) is calling for the passage of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s (RIDOT) proposed Major Amendment #19 to the FFY 2018-2027 State...
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VIDEO: Newport City Council’s November 14th meeting

Newport, RI - Newport City Council hosted their Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm last night. The meeting lasted approximately seven minutes. Here's the agenda if you'd like to follow along. The next Regular Council Meeting...

Christmas tree pickup for Newport residents scheduled January 7 – 11

Christmas has come and gone, and if you are when to take down your Christmas Tree or how to gt rid of it, we've got good news - you can keep it...

Letter To The Editor – Rep. Carson: Thank you, Newport

Thank you, Newport, for your continued support of my efforts and hard work in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.  I will not let you down. Even though I ran unopposed this year, I do...

Poll: Do you think that the City should consider a moratorium on new building...

A petition circling around asks the Newport Planning Board and Newport City Council to institute a zoning "moratorium on special use permits and regulatory variance for commercial properties in Newport, RI effective...
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Best-selling author, venture capitalist to keynote Salve Regina University’s Convocation Ceremony on September 3rd

Students who pursue an academic experience that includes a healthy dose of liberal arts studies are preparing themselves to take the most important tech jobs of tomorrow, argues best-selling author and venture...

Warning: Fake $100 Bill Passed in Downtown Newport This Morning

A young women attempted to use a fake $100 bill to pay for her coffee at Mokka Coffeehouse earlier this morning. Around 8:30 a.m., a women walked into Mokka Coffeehouse and ordered a coffee, she...