Senator says town and nation must upgrade infrastructure

By:  Matt Sheley
Newport Daily News

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., was in Middletown on Monday morning to hear about two issues that seemingly couldn't be further apart - stormwater runoff and tourism.

However, by the end of his visit - which included stops at the Esplanade 1 outfall pipe overlooking Easton's Bay and the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel - Whitehouse said the connection was clear: heavy rains force swimming bans at area beaches and a good portion of the local economy suffers.

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