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June 24, 2017

Politics & Government

Silvestri Resigns as President and Councilman in Westerly

With a mounting workload and deadlines fast approaching, the Westerly Town Council was shocked on Monday when its president and second term Councilman James Silvestri unexpectedly resigned, leaving the council shorthanded and pondering how to fill the council vacancy and leadership position. Silvestri, who was the top vote-getter just seven months ago, notified the council

Lt. Gov. McKee urges legislature to approve his Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package

Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee is urging the legislature to pass his Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package that he believes would improve customer service levels to electric ratepayers, while lowering and lower energy costs for Rhode Island small businesses and residential customers. McKee said his legislative package continues his efforts to lower energy costs that began in 2015

Shredded Paper No Longer Accepted as part of Rhode Island’s Mixed Recycling Program

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) announced on May 24th that shredded paper will no longer be accepted in Rhode Island’s mixed recycling program. While shredded paper is being discontinued curbside, Resource Recovery will continue to accept shredded paper, secured in a bag, at their self-serve Small Vehicle Area (SVA) located at 65 Shun

What’sUpNewp & What’sUpRhodeIsland to Host Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland will host a R.I. Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) Candidate Forum at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on Monday, July 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This discussion will give candidates for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) the opportunity to share their views on local and statewide issues ahead of a