City of Newport reminding residents to register to vote

Newport, RI - The City’s Canvassing Office is reminding Newporters that the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Sept. 8th primary...

DEM awards $4.4 million to help communities confront the effects of...

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that it has awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to 13 municipalities and community organizations for climate resilience projects across Rhode Island. 

VIDEO & RECAP: Governor Raimondo’s Weekly COVID-19 Press Briefing

Providence, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday,...

RIDOH issues compliance order to ten restaurants, bars for failing to...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it has issued compliance orders to ten restaurants and bars so far...

RIDOH, DEM, and American Forests launch heat mapping effort

As a part of ongoing efforts to better understand how extreme heat disproportionately impacts communities in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department...

VIDEO: Newport City Council Workshop – COVID-19 Crisis Update

Newport City Council met in a workshop at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 28th to receive a COVID-19 Crisis Update from City...

Newport County YMCA announces campaign to renovate, expand its current facility

Middletown, RI - The Newport County YMCA last week announced the public phase of their capital campaign, “For Community. For Generations.” that...

Representative Cortvriend to host a virtual chat with General Treasurer Seth...

Portsmouth, RI - Representative Terri-Denise Cortvriend will host her #29 "Talks with Terri" this Wednesday, July 29th starting at 9:00 a.m. via...

Grey Sail Brewing launches sister company, South County Distillers

South County Distillers announced last week the launch of their inaugural batch of spirits, including vodka and gin. The sister company of...

Town of Middletown restricts beach parking until 6 pm

Until further notice, access to all Middletown beach parking lots will be restricted to only resident and non- resident season pass holders...

DEM closes snack bar at Scarborough South State Beach after employee...

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has closed the snack bar at Scarborough South State Beach...

National Sailing Hall Of Fame will call new home ‘The Sailing...

Newport, RI - The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering...

Showcase Cinemas Announces New ‘Showcase Together’ Programming

This Friday, July 24th, Showcase Cinemas is debuting a new program called Showcase Together, at Showcase Cinemas Warwick (Quaker Lane). To celebrate...

Lucy’s Hearth to host virtual summer concert, ‘We Love Lucy’s Hearth’,...

Lucy’s Hearth, Newport County’s only homeless shelter for children and their families, announced this week its virtual summer concert, We Love Lucy’s...

Governor Raimondo signs 16 bills into law

Governor Gina M. Raimondo yesterday signed sixteen bills into law. The bills came to her after the General Assembly approved them in both chambers.Below...

RIDOH recommends Reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

How to understand COVID-19 numbers

It’s the middle of the summer, and the coronavirus has not gone away.When the pandemic first began, some had hoped that there’d...

United Theatre, Newport Festivals Foundation among organizations present $80,000 in COVID-19...

On Thursday afternoon, staff and board members from Westerly’s The United Theatre joined Governor Gina Raimondo, representatives from the Newport Festivals Foundation,...

Lifespan Urgent Care in Middletown restores full hours

Lifespan Urgent Care in Middletown today announced that it has resumed normal operating hours and is ready to provide quick, convenient care...

RIDOH recommends closing Scarborough Beach-South and Barrington Town Beach for swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough Beach-South in Narragansett and Barrington Town Beach for swimming because of high...

Discover Newport closes Visitor Center; ...

After 32 years, the Newport Visitors Center has closed, significantly changing the way Discover Newport operates, reducing its budget and number of...

Aquidneck Land Trust launches campaign to conserve 5.49-acre section of Sweet...

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) today announced a campaign to conserve a new section of Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown.

Fort Adams Trust opens snack shop, ‘1824 Coffee Post’, in its...

Newport, RI - The Fort Adams Trust today announced the opening of its “1824 Coffee Post” at the Visitors Center for the...

RIDOH licenses the state’s first marijuana sampling and testing laboratory

As a part of the on-going process in Rhode Island to improve medical marijuana product safety and transparency, the Rhode Island Department...

Middletown nonprofits receive grants to help islanders cope with the strain...

Two Middletown nonprofits are among the organizations that will share nearly $1.7 million in grants from the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island...