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Aquidneck Island Planning

Aquidneck Island Planning AIPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization improving the environment, economy & quality of life for all on Aquidneck Island.

Aquidneck Island Planning - Leading and supporting collaborative planning & action to ensure Aquidneck Island remains a great place to live, work, visit, and thrive.

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The Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management once again recommend avoid...
06/26/2020
RIDOH and DEM recommend avoiding contact with Almy Pond | What's Up Newp

The Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management once again recommend avoiding contact with Almy Pond in Newport.

Our Island Waters Project aims to restore the water quality of our Island's watershed, including the health of Almy Pond.

Learn more about our Island Waters Project: http://aquidneckplanning.org/projects/257/

Home City & Government City & Government RIDOH and DEM recommend avoiding contact with Almy Pond By WhatsUpNewp Crew - June 24, 2020 Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Email Print WhatsApp Almy Pond Love What’s Up Newp? Help fund our locally owned, independent, award-winning newsroom with a...

Did you know - Middletown Public Library is offering curbside pickup for materials in the building? Just email them the ...
05/08/2020

Did you know - Middletown Public Library is offering curbside pickup for materials in the building? Just email them the names/call numbers (check the catalog online) and they'll call to schedule a pickup time! Email them at [email protected]

Middletown Public Library is making materials currently in the building available for loan via curbside delivery.
We encourage you to use this service after checking the library’s online catalog to be sure that the material is available in Middletown’s collection. You can search the catalog located on our website at www.middletownpubliclibraryri.org. Email your request including book title, author, and call number listed in the library’s catalog along with your phone number to arrange a pickup time, to the library at [email protected]

We will fill requests in the order they are received. Depending on the volume and popularity of this service, it may take us a couple of days to schedule a pick up. We appreciate your patience!

Photos from What's Up Newp's post
05/04/2020

Photos from What's Up Newp's post

Connect Greater Newport has compiled a great list of resources for business owners in Newport County including restricti...
04/27/2020
Coronavirus Updates | Connect Newport

Connect Greater Newport has compiled a great list of resources for business owners in Newport County including restrictions impacting business, resources, and best practices. Check back frequently for updates!

https://www.connectgreaternewport.com/coronavirus-updates

As the impact of the Coronavirus swells, we are compiling existing resources and opportunities to help small businesses throughout Greater Newport during this crisis. We also encourage you to visit the state health department website for local information. We are updating this page frequently so...

04/24/2020

If you are age 65 or older, homebound and need assistance making meals, call Meals on Wheels at 401.351.6700.

Potter League for Animals is providing resources to pet-owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are offering:– Free Pe...
04/24/2020

Potter League for Animals is providing resources to pet-owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are offering:
– Free Pet Food Assistance
– Veterinary Care Financial Assistance
– Free Behavior Helpline Assistance
– Free Emergency Pet Boarding for those hospitalized due to COVID-19

See their post to contact them for access to these resources.

We’re here for you during this time.
There are a lot of unknowns, and a lot of uncertainties, but we’ll be here for you the best we can.

We know that pet owners are concerned about COVID-19, and we want to ensure that Rhode Island pet owners have access to the supplies and services needed to keep their pets healthy as well as current information regarding their pet’s well-being. Thanks in part to a grant from The Humane Society of the United States to help keep people and their pets together during the COVID-19 crisis we will be able to continue to provide pet resources to our clients during these difficult times.

Our community is suffering right now and we’re doing everything possible to help.

We are offering:
– Free Pet Food Assistance
– Veterinary Care Financial Assistance
– Free Behavior Helpline Assistance
– Free Emergency Pet Boarding for those hospitalized due to COVID-19

For additional information about any of these programs or services, please call 401.846.8276, email [email protected] or visit www.potterleague.org/covid-19-updates/covid-19-community-pet-resources/.

If you think you need a test, you need a test! Get tested if any symptoms are present. Visit health.ri.gov/covid/testing...
04/24/2020

If you think you need a test, you need a test! Get tested if any symptoms are present. Visit health.ri.gov/covid/testing for more info.

Testing for COVID-19 is available.
Get tested if symptoms are present.
Visit health.ri.gov/covid/testing for more info.

Get tested if there are ANY symptoms.
Possible symptoms include:
Cough
Fever
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Chills
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell

Small businesses and restaurants are being severely hit by this crisis. Here is a list of restaurants with takeout and/o...
04/22/2020
NEWPORT RESTAURANTS - DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT GUIDE

Small businesses and restaurants are being severely hit by this crisis. Here is a list of restaurants with takeout and/or delivery options, please consider supporting them during this time! Courtesy of What's Up Newp

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xVbyqBfsIObPJhC8FrxpNoWf019INGd2YPFOm4ondek/edit#gid=0

Updated March 15 Own a Newport County food establishement and want to add your information here? Great, email [email protected]. NAME,DO YOU OFFER: DELIVERY? TAKE-OUT? DOOR DASH?,LINK TO MENU / PHONE NUMBER,HOURS,GIFT CARD The Power of Juice ,Open in Middletown only for Take-out, can call a...

Want to stay informed on what we're up to? Sign up for our Connect Aquidneck newsletter! Sign up: http://eepurl.com/c3wm...
04/22/2020

Want to stay informed on what we're up to? Sign up for our Connect Aquidneck newsletter!

Sign up: http://eepurl.com/c3wm0T

04/18/2020
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If you are experiencing food insecurity, here is a Food Assistance Provider List (updated 4/14/20) From the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. All are welcome, regardless of background, including immigration status.

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The federal government is providing 90 additional days to pay income taxes due, up to $1 million in taxes owed. During t...
04/17/2020
Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed | Internal Revenue Service

The federal government is providing 90 additional days to pay income taxes due, up to $1 million in taxes owed. During this deferral period taxpayers will not be subject to interest and penalties.

The tax deadline for paying taxes due has been extended from April 15th to July 15, 2020. Learn more on the IRS's website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed

IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

COVID-19 Daily Update – April 16: COVID-19 associated deaths up to 105; state model projects total hospitalizations and ...
04/17/2020
COVID-19 Daily Update – April 16: COVID-19 associated deaths up to 105; state model projects total hospitalizations and deaths | What's Up Newp

COVID-19 Daily Update – April 16: COVID-19 associated deaths up to 105; state model projects total hospitalizations and deaths | What's Up Newp

Home City & Government City & GovernmentNewport CountyNewsRhode Island COVID-19 Daily Update – April 16: COVID-19 associated deaths up to 105; state model projects total hospitalizations and deaths By Ryan Belmore - April 16, 2020 Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Email Print WhatsApp Gove...

Check out Rhode Island Commerce's website for information about masks regulations, how to DIY a mask at home, and where ...
04/16/2020
Masks - Rhode Island Commerce

Check out Rhode Island Commerce's website for information about masks regulations, how to DIY a mask at home, and where to purchase handmade masks.

https://commerceri.com/masks/?fbclid=IwAR33aHOLVmIN0gFpEaT97etHUWfzl4uP2kFyNDWHwepphIOV0pYmgsZQJco

What mandatory masks means for you All employees of customer-facing businesses, office-based businesses and nonprofits, and manufacturers must wear cloth face coverings while at work. All of these businesses must provide face coverings for their employees. Face coverings can include scarves, bandana...

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04/15/2020

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Remember: Social Distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation.

During this uncertain time, it's important that we safeguard our mental health.

If you are in a mental health or substance use crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and you need immediate assistance, please call BH Link RI 24/7 to get connected to care by calling (401) 414-LINK (5465), or 855-543-LINK (5465) for children under 18 years old.

Other resources are also available at
preventoverdoseri.org
cdc.gov
nami.org

04/15/2020
What the Governor’s Mask Order Means for You – Aquidneck Island

Check out our most recent blog post - What the Governor's Mask Order Means for You

The governor recently signed an executive order requiring all employees of customer-facing businesses to wear cloth face coverings while at work. Customers at these businesses are also encouraged to wear face masks.

April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Many local organizations would typically host events to bring us all toge...
04/10/2020

April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Many local organizations would typically host events to bring us all together to celebrate our wonderful world - and this year is no different. Celebrate Earth Week (April 18-25) virtually with events and activities we can all do, even while we're apart!

Celebrate Aquidneck Island Earth Week April 18th - 25th! We may be going virtual, but we're still excited to share REAL everyday actions that you and your family can take at home to help the planet and connect with nature! 🌎🌳 Be sure to follow us Instagram (@AquidneckIslandEarthWeek) and check out our website by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/rqwfyz7

We ❤ Our Project Partners:
Clean Ocean Access Norman Bird Sanctuary @usfws Aquidneck Land Trust Bike Newport, RI newportFILM Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center @aquidneckcommunitytable Newport Art Museum Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay Newport Tree Conservancy GreenLove Foundation @savemiddletownsopenspaces Portsmouth, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island Middletown, Rhode Island Frosty Freez @SparkSciComm The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council

#AIEarthWeek #AquidneckEarthWeek #EarthWeek #EarthDay #EarthDay2020

Newport Mental Health remains a critical mental health resource for our community during this stressful time. See their ...
04/09/2020

Newport Mental Health remains a critical mental health resource for our community during this stressful time. See their full post for more information about an ongoing 'Making Lemonade' Call-In Support Group.

Making Lemonade Call-In Support Group: FREE Mon, Wed and Fri. from 11-noon and 1 -2 p.m. with concerns, worries. Newport Mental Health: 401-343-6952.

04/07/2020

Starting TODAY gig economy workers, small business owners, self-employed folks and those who are otherwise ineligible for unemployment are able to submit their applications.

Apply: covidemergencyuibenefits.dlt.ri.gov

Connect Greater Newport has compiled a great list of resources for business owners in Newport County including restricti...
04/07/2020
Coronavirus Updates | Connect Newport

Connect Greater Newport has compiled a great list of resources for business owners in Newport County including restrictions impacting business, resources, and best practices.

https://www.connectgreaternewport.com/coronavirus-updates?fbclid=IwAR0y-UGaBqFk9fa0rzyMSYsCT1nTQcAz7jWU_3GT-sSBfMxuPEg8oM72vQs

As the impact of the Coronavirus swells, we are compiling existing resources and opportunities to help small businesses throughout Greater Newport during this crisis. We also encourage you to visit the state health department website for local information. We are updating this page frequently so...

For businesses: Microsoft is allowing all businesses in Rhode Island to use Office 365 at no cost for six months in resp...
04/06/2020
Manage the free Office 365 E1 Trial - Microsoft Teams

For businesses: Microsoft is allowing all businesses in Rhode Island to use Office 365 at no cost for six months in response to the increased need for remote work practices. To learn more click here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/e1-trial-license

If you don't have Microsoft Teams and need it in a hurry, roll out the Office 365 E1 Trial for your users who need to work remotely or from home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

04/03/2020
agefriendlyri.org

For older adults: This fact sheet from R.I. Office of Healthy Aging provides an abundance of resources available to our older residents. You can call the agency’s helpdesk at 401.462.4444 with questions about available resources.

https://agefriendlyri.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID19_Senior-Resources_Final.pdf

Small businesses and restaurants are being severely hit by this crisis. Here is a list of restaurants with takeout and/o...
04/02/2020
NEWPORT RESTAURANTS - DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT GUIDE

Small businesses and restaurants are being severely hit by this crisis. Here is a list of restaurants with takeout and/or delivery options, please consider supporting them during this time. (courtesy of What's Up Newp)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xVbyqBfsIObPJhC8FrxpNoWf019INGd2YPFOm4ondek/edit#gid=0

Updated March 15 Own a Newport County food establishement and want to add your information here? Great, email [email protected]. NAME,DO YOU OFFER: DELIVERY? TAKE-OUT? DOOR DASH?,LINK TO MENU / PHONE NUMBER,HOURS,GIFT CARD Flat Waves,Delivery, Take-out and Door Dash,

03/31/2020

During this stressful time, mental health is just as important as physical health. Newport County Community Mental Health Center remains a frontline healthcare provider and remains open. They are available for appointments - their number is 401-846-1213 both for emergency and non-emergency situations.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, check out Rhode Island Community Food Bank's Food Assistance Provider List. Ple...
03/30/2020
Find Food at Local Pantries Near You

If you are experiencing food insecurity, check out Rhode Island Community Food Bank's Food Assistance Provider List. Please check back for updates as the list evolves. All are welcome, regardless of background, including immigration status.

https://rifoodbank.org/find-food/

Enter your zip code in our search bar or download the RI Community Food Bank's Food Agency List to find food for you and your family.

Our friends at Newport Open Space have started a campaign to share joy in our social media feeds. Tag your nature photos...
03/29/2020

Our friends at Newport Open Space have started a campaign to share joy in our social media feeds. Tag your nature photos (or anything that brings you joy during this time!) with #sharingjoyNOSP on social media

A special enrollment period is now available through April 15, 2020 to apply for health coverage. For more information a...
03/28/2020

A special enrollment period is now available through April 15, 2020 to apply for health coverage. For more information and to see if you qualify, check out this fact sheet from the The Economic Progress Institute

http://www.economicprogressri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ENG-Health-Coverage-and-Health-Care-During-the-COVID-19-Crisis-3.2020.pdf

During the COVID-19 crisis, having access to health care is critical. We've developed a fact sheet that explains how you can get health care coverage and care. Read our latest e-news which includes our latest fact sheet and links to other local resources https://conta.cc/3bwtYFd

03/27/2020

For older adults: The following grocery stores have reserved early morning hours for older Rhode Islanders and those with weakened immune systems to shop for supplies during this time.

ALDI 6:00am – 7:00am
Clements Marketplace 7:00am-8:00am
Shaw’s 7:00am – 9:00am (T/Th)
Stop & Shop 6:00am – 7:30am

At AIPC, we continue our work to make Aquidneck Island a great place to live, work, play, and thrive. While our options ...
03/27/2020

At AIPC, we continue our work to make Aquidneck Island a great place to live, work, play, and thrive.

While our options as an island to work and play are limited right now, our ability to thrive continues on.

Please read our most recent Connect Aquidneck for resources for older adults, businesses, and more!

https://mailchi.mp/b3766ae8a0c7/aipc-leadership-transition-update-1355202

Address

55 John Clarke Rd
Middletown, RI
02842

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(401) 845-9299

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