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North End businesses talk about future of area at planning session

February 07, 2020

By Will Richmond, Newport Daily News

NEWPORT — As planning for the future of the North End advances, one lynch pin to the effort is the former Newport Grand site.

Consultants with NBBJ, the group hired by the city to develop an urban plan for the area north of the Newport Pell Bridge ramps, heard both sides of the argument from North End business owners during a meeting Friday afternoon at Innovate Newport.

Winding career path led restaurateur home to Newport

February 10, 2020

By Susan Shalhoub, Providence Business News

Geremie Callaghan and her husband, Jeff, were on their third date, at LeBistro, on Bannister’s Wharf at Newport Harbor in 1993.

The cozy restaurant proved to be a pleasant surprise. Tucked away on the second and third floor in a building at the wharf, it was a quiet spot with nice views that felt worlds away from the crowds in Newport.

“What a fluke to know that we’re in the heart of downtown Newport,” Geremie Callaghan recalled Jeff saying on that date.

Rep. Ruggiero introduces legislation to expand broadband access

January 22, 2020

By WhatsUpNewp Crew

In an effort to advance high-speed internet connectivity across Rhode Island, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) has introduced legislation calling for the creation of state entities to take charge of spreading broadband access, according to a press release sent by the Rhode Island General Assembly on Tuesday.

Legislation she has introduced calls for the appointment of a statewide broadband coordinator as well as the creation of a Rhode Island Broadband Advisory Council.

Rebuild RI Tax Credit program adjusts its focus

January 14, 2020

Providence Business News, By Elizabeth Graham

For the first time, economic-development officials overseeing Rebuild RI are courting smaller projects. R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor said $15 million in tax credits set aside for smaller-scale work can potentially spark revitalization regardless of projects’ size.

Salve Regina University hosting Blue Innovation Symposium this week

January 14, 2020

What's Up Newp, January 13, 2020

Top ocean industry leaders, blue tech startups, government officials and key marine tech associations will set in motion a working agenda for the Blue Economy over the next decade when Salve Regina University hosts the fifth Blue Innovation Symposium on Jan. 14-16. The event is organized by Salve together with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston and TSC Strategic, an ocean industries marketing and media agency whose portfolio of publications includes Ocean News & Technology.

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