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New tenant will occupy Newport Gateway Visitors Center's second, third floors

NEWPORT — There’s a new tenant for the Gateway Visitors Center. The City Council on May 11 unanimously approved a lease agreement that would allow the Newport Community School to move into the second and third floors of the building that faces America’s Cup Avenue. The space previously served as the offices of Discover Newport, which completed its move to the Shops at Long Wharf in early 2021.
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Dr. Fauci addresses graduates at Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. - Dr. Anthony Fauci urged graduates of Roger Williams University on Friday to fight what he called the "normalization of untruths," which has become a growing and more troubling problem during the COVID-19 pandemic.Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the face of the federal government's response to the coronavirus, was the commencement ceremony's keynote speaker but addressed students at the private Rhode Island college remotely because he had to attend a memorial service for a family member."During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have experienced firsthand something that has troubled and saddened me - a deepened divisiveness in...

Energy secretary visits nuclear plant to discuss waste issue

The U.S. energy secretary visited a nuclear power plant in Connecticut on Friday at the invitation of the local congressional member as they both work to change how spent nuclear fuel is stored nationwide to solve a decadeslong stalemate.Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney toured the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut. Spent fuel that was meant to be stored temporarily at current and former nuclear plant sites nationwide is piling up. Some of it dates to the 1980s. There’s renewed momentum to figure out a storage site, or sites, to free up the...

Narragansett to increase beach police presence during warm weekend

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — The Narragansett Police Department said Friday that they will be deploying extra resources at the beach during the upcoming warm weekend. The Narragansett Town Beach is not yet open, however, the department is expecting plenty of beachgoers this weekend. Narragansett police will have an increased...

This Week in EG Real Estate: Outdoor Spaces Shine

Data is compiled via as of Friday morning, 5/20/22, and represents one week of transactions. Properties are in East Greenwich unless notated by an * indicating the Warwick section of 02818. All information may be subject to change. There are 13 new listings, 4 sold properties, and 12 open houses currently scheduled for this weekend.

OPINION/GUEST VIEW: Forum comes as experts raise concerns of mental health crisis

We are at a true crisis point in our community and our nation’s mental health. Even prior to the COVID pandemic, our country was facing an epidemic of mental health challenges. In 2020, an estimated one in five adults per year experienced mental illness. Approximately 21 million people were living with major depression while another 48 million were dealing with major anxiety disorders. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among those ages 10 to 34.

Panthers on roll as playoffs loom

The Johnston baseball team has been one of the hottest clubs in Division II this spring and sat in second place with a 12-2 record earlier this week. After dropping its second game of the year in a 17-8 loss to Chariho, the Panthers would turn around and rattle off 11-straight wins. The Panthers’ streak came to an end on Monday when they lost to Tiverton 9-6, however, they still hung on to second place in the crowded DII standings.

RHS Clothing Drive – Prom Fundraiser

The Rogers High School Class of 2023 is putting on a clothing drive on Saturday May 21st from 11am to 1pm in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. All donations must be dropped off at the Rogers High School auditorium parking lot at 15 Wickham Road, Newport.

Shops on Franklin Street to host Spring Into Summer Stroll on Saturday

The shops on Franklin Street in Newport will be hosting a Spring into Summer Stroll on Saturday, May 21 from 2 to 6 pm. The shops invite the public to enjoy refreshments, snacks, and promotions while strolling along the downtown street. Hosts of the event are Noon Designs, Athalia of...
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FreshDirect uncorks Rosé Express delivery for another summer

Online grocer FreshDirect is restarting its alcohol delivery service this summer to eastern Long Island, an upscale social and vacation hotspot in metropolitan New York. Dubbed Rosé Express, the service — introduced last year — provides two-hour delivery of wine, beer and spirits to the Hamptons and Montauk communities on Long Island’s South Fork during the summer season. This year, New York-based FreshDirect said yesterday, Rosé Express also will serve the Bellport, Shelter Island and the North Fork areas with delivery of fresh food, beverages, meal solutions and household staples.