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  • U.S. Senate Bill Would Prevent, Punish Anti-Asian Hate Crimes April 23, 2021
    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate voted 94-1 for an expanded version of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937), cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jack Reed condemning all anti-Asian sentiment, […]
    Rob Borkowski
  • WPD: Stolen Mercedes Recovered in Cranston April 22, 2021
    WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods on Bald Hill Road April 3 at 2:15 p.m.for a report of a stolen 2002 Mercedes Benz E Class recovered […]
    Rob Borkowski
  • DEM: Choose Sustainable Living This Earth Week April 22, 2021
    PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to take small, impactful steps to live more sustainably during the week of Earth Day today. Simple behavioral […]
    Rob Borkowski
  • RI Police Chiefs, Officials Praise Chauvin Murder Conviction April 21, 2021
    PROVIDENCE, RI — Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction Tuesday for killing George Floyd drew praise among RI law enforcement and officials. “Justice was served this afternoon in […]
    Warwick Post Staff
  • School Committee OKs $193.5M Budget Request April 21, 2021
    WARWICK, RI – The Warwick School Committee voted Tuesday to adopt Superintendent Phil Thornton’s $193.5 million FY22 budget  with $500K tacked in hopes of reversing declining student enrollment. Committee member […]
    Joe Siegel

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  • Massachusetts has one of the lowest vaccine hesitancy rates in U.S. April 23, 2021
    BOSTON (WLNE) – The CDC says Massachusetts has one of the lowest vaccine hesitancy rates in the United States. A CDC map shows that just six to ten percent of residents say they’re reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts has spent millions of dollars on vaccine awareness campaigns since the start of the year. […]
    Daniel Hollingworth
  • Bristol County COVID-19 vaccine sites stilling waiting on doses from Massachusetts April 23, 2021
    BRISTOL COUNTY, Mass. (WLNE) – Four COVID-19 vaccination sites in Bristol County that were supposed to open weeks ago are sitting in the dark despite being set up, staffed, and ready to go. On March 16, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that four regional vaccination clinics were coming to the county. One in […]
    Daniel Hollingworth
  • Walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations offered at two Rhode Island clinics Friday and Saturday April 23, 2021
    PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Two state-run vaccination sites in Rhode Island will be offering ‘walk-up’ vaccine appointments on Friday and Saturday. Many appointments are not getting booked right now, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. As a result, the state will offer walk up appointments at the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Sockanosett […]
    Daniel Hollingworth
  • Jobs are make-or-break argument for Biden in climate plan April 23, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at his virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day summit on climate change is to feature Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg, steelworker and […]
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  • SpaceX launches 3rd crew in under year, fly on reused rocket April 23, 2021
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched four astronauts toward orbit Friday using a recycled rocket and capsule, the third crew flight in less than a year for Elon Musk’s rapidly expanding company. The astronauts from the U.S., Japan and France should reach the International Space Station early Saturday morning, following a 23-hour ride in […]
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  • It Takes A Community To Serve One April 22, 2021
    At a pop-up clinic held on April 21 at the Gateway Center, more than 400 members of the community received the Covid-19 vaccine. While anyone was eligible, the goal was to reach as many members of the BIPOC and LatinX community as possible, along with restaurant and hospitality industry workers. Dozens of volunteers and the […]
    Newport This Week Staff
  • Slowly Returning to Normal April 22, 2021
    EDITORIAL Is life returning to something resembling normal? Maybe it is, slowly, in small steps, as more people are vaccinated, restaurants begin to operate at higher capacity and entertainment venues consider holding live events with actual people in attendance. In Newport, the folk, jazz, and music festivals recently announced their returns in the summer of […]
    Newport This Week Staff
  • ‘Be Kind’ Movement Comes to Newport April 22, 2021
    By James Merolla A movement of kindness that began in Virginia has come to Newport, thanks to the city’s mayor, Jeanne-Marie Napolitano. The mayor has been delivering white signs with red hearts and black letters containing a simple two-word message, “Be Kind,” to Newport’s three schools. Napolitano was inspired by a recent Facebook post from […]
    James Merolla
  • People of the Past Walking Tour April 22, 2021
    Learn about the people who lived in early Newport and helped shape the city’s rich history. This 45-minute tour is presented by a guide wearing authentic historical clothing on April 24 at 11:00 am.   Walking tours depart outside of the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, located at the foot of Washington […]
    Newport This Week Staff
  • Daffy Winners April 22, 2021
    Newport In Bloom announces the top winners in the Daffodil Day’s Window Competition. Best Overall: Newport Mansion Store Best Live Display: LaForge Casino Best of Bellevue Avenue 1st Place: CK Bradley 2nd Place: Bellevue Wine & Spirits 3rd Place: X and O Best of Downtown Newport 1st Place(tie): Black Dog General and The Fifth Element […]
    Newport This Week Staff
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