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Senate bill regarding Real Estate Conveyance Tax scheduled for hearing/consideration (Updated)

Senate Bill 669, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX, which would authorize the city of Newport to impose an...

Road construction planned for Catherine Street at Bellevue Avenue this week

The Newport Police Department has passed along the following information regarding road construction happening this week on Bellevue Avenue.

105 Aquidneck Island residents graduate from Community College of Rhode Island

President Meghan Hughes conferred more than 2,300 degrees and certificates to Community College of Rhode Island's (CCRI’s) Class of 2019 last Thursday–...

Schedule: Public, private Firework Displays that will light up the Newport sky in 2019

With the City of Newport moving their Annual Fireworks Display from July 4th to July 13th, and then from July 13th to...

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island hosting backyard composting workshops this week in Middletown

Clean Ocean Access has announced that The Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI) project team will host several backyard composting workshops...

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center opens for 2019 season on Friday

The Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center has announced that they will open for the 2019 Season on Friday, May 24...

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Sylvia Brown will speak at Newport Art Museum’s Annual Meeting

The Newport Art Museum will welcome its members and non-members alike for its Annual Meeting of the Membership on Wednesday, May 29...

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival returns this weekend, here’s what you need to know

The 4th Annual Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival returns to Bowen's Wharf this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bowen's Wharf has...

Avis Berman coming to Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum will welcome independent writer, critic, and art historian Avis Berman for a talk on Friday, May 17 at 5...

Newport Art Museum welcomes student musicians for the Portsmouth Abbey Spring Recital

The Newport Art Museum will welcome the talented Portsmouth Abbey Chamber Music students as they perform works for their Spring Recital this Thursday, May 2...

Newport Daffodil Days Festival: New dates for ‘Dances Among the Daffodils’ and classic car parade

With brighter skies ahead - and at the insistence of Mother Nature -  the Newport Daffodil Days Festival has announced that they have...

Bowen’s Wharf Oyster Festival returns May 17 – 19

Bowen's Wharf has made the following announcement regarding the upcoming 4th Annual Bowen's Wharf Oyster Festival. The Announcement

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ARTS & CULTURE

Arts At The Light: Artists wanted for fine arts festival at Beavertail Lighthouse this August

The Beavertail Lighouse Museum Association (BLMA) has announced plans to host Arts at the Light, a fine arts festival, this August...

Bike Newport: Bike to Work Day and Elliot’s Ride for Everyone – A pedal success in Newport

The following was written and submitted by Bike Newport. Friday, May 17th marked the annual Bike to Work Day...

Boots On The Ground For Heroes Memorial will honor U.S. Service Members killed post 9/11 at Fort Adams this weekend

Operation Stand Down RI (OSDRI) will host their Annual Boots On The Ground For Heroes Memorial at Fort Adams State Park this weekend.

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center opens for 2019 season on Friday

The Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center has announced that they will open for the 2019 Season on Friday, May 24...

Megan Hilty coming to Newport

The Newport Music Festival announced on Sunday that Megan Hilty,star of NBC’s Smash, Wicked and Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway, is coming to the Newport Music...

The Bachelorette: Episode filmed in Newport will air on June 10th, Jane Pickens Theater will host a free community screening

The moment that we (some of us) have all been waiting for is almost here! The episode of The Bachelorette that was...

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC

Country music singer Jordan Davis will perform at Gurney’s this Sunday

Country music singer and songwriter Jordan Davis will be stopping in Newport on Sunday, May 26th at 7:30 pm to perform at...

11 free weekly outdoor music, movie series to enjoy this summer

Summer in Newport and live music, they go together like clam cakes and chowder. There’s no short supply of...

Portugal. The Man added to 2019 Newport Folk Festival lineup

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival lineup announcements have begun and we're keeping track of the latest right here.

Where to find live music and entertainment this week: May 20 – 27

Here’s what’s happening in and around Newport this week for entertainment and live music, enjoy! You might also like...

Newport Festivals Foundation partners with Rick’s Musical Instruments to donate instruments to R.I. schools

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. (NFF) announced today that they have partnered with Rick’s Musical Instruments of Cumberland, RI, to create a program...

LIVING IN NEWPORT

Clean Ocean Access will host World Oceans Day Fundraiser on June 6

Clean Ocean Access (COA) has announced their plans to host a World Oceans Day Fundraiser at Easton’s Beach Rotunda in Newport from...

Arts At The Light: Artists wanted for fine arts festival at Beavertail Lighthouse this August

The Beavertail Lighouse Museum Association (BLMA) has announced plans to host Arts at the Light, a fine arts festival, this August...

The Public’s Radio announces plans to open bureaus in Newport and Westerly

On a night where they are hosting their 2019 Spring Gala at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, The Public's Radio made...

Bike Newport: Bike to Work Day and Elliot’s Ride for Everyone – A pedal success in Newport

The following was written and submitted by Bike Newport. Friday, May 17th marked the annual Bike to Work Day...

Senate bill regarding Real Estate Conveyance Tax scheduled for hearing/consideration (Updated)

Senate Bill 669, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX, which would authorize the city of Newport to impose an...

Road construction planned for Catherine Street at Bellevue Avenue this week

The Newport Police Department has passed along the following information regarding road construction happening this week on Bellevue Avenue.

BARS & RESTAURANTS

Daily deals, specials, and offers at Newport restaurants (Updated)

Newport, RI - Looking for cheap eats or dining deals in and around Newport? Here are some of the best cheap eats, happy hours,...

Lobster Roll Heaven, Il Forno Italian to replace Archetype Pizza on Lower Thames

Just in time for summer, it looks like 372 Thames Street, the previous of Archetype Pizza and Via Via, will have a...

Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off won’t take place in June, hopes to return this fall

Noticeably vacant from the 2019 Fort Adams schedule of events was the popular Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, which for the past several...

Rhode Island’s Granny Squibb Iced Tea Company launches ready to drink cans, named ‘official iced tea’ of Newport Folk Festival

The Granny Squibb Company is launching new ready-to-drink (RTD) cans available in three flavors, just in time for National Iced Tea Month...

Food Truck Festivals of America will host Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Fort Adams on Saturday

For the first time, Food Truck Festivals of America will bring their popular food truck series to Newport!

Outdoor Farmers’ Markets open this week in Newport and Middletown

For lovers of fresh local produce and food, it's time to celebrate as this week will see the opening of the 25th...

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HEALTH, FITNESS, SAILING, & SPORTS

Registration for 2020 Newport Bermuda Race will open early

Breaking with tradition, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is opening registration for the biennial Newport Bermuda Race a year in advance...

Danielle Collins, Amanda Anisimova and two tennis legends to be announced to play in Exhibition Match at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

The following press release was provided by the International Tennis Hall Of Fame. 2019 Australian Open semifinalist Danielle...

George Donnelly Sunset League releases 2019 schedule, opens 101st season on May 16th

The George Donnelly Sunset League, one of the oldest amateur baseball leagues in the country, will open their 101st season on Thursday,...

Teasing Machine crew means business at Transatlantic Race 2019

The following was written by James Boyd for the New York Yacht Club NEWPORT, R.I. — You have to...

Citizens Bank Sponsors Financial Literacy Program for TeamFAME, Youth Tennis & Education Program at International Tennis Hall of Fame

Citizens Bank announced recently that it will be sponsoring a Financial Literacy component for TeamFAME, the youth enrichment program at the International...

12 Metre World Championship: Decades later, champions will return to claim 12 Metre World Title

The following story was written and submitted by Media Pro Internation on behalf of the 12 Metre World Championship.

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REAL ESTATE

Senate bill regarding Real Estate Conveyance Tax scheduled for hearing/consideration (Updated)

Senate Bill 669, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX, which would authorize the city of Newport to impose an...

Ten Open Houses to check out in and around Newport this weekend (May 18 – 19)

On the market for a new home in the Newport area? Here are ten open houses taking place this weekend that you...

Million Dollar Listing: Unit on Coddington Wharf sells for $1.1 million

Residential Properties has announced the sale of 31 Coddington Wharf, Unit 30 for $1.1 million dollars. The Selling Agent, Lori Eley, is...

Local real estate professionals give back to area teachers and schools; donation made to Rogers High School

A group of local real estate professionals are on a mission to give back to area schools in Newport and surrounding counties....

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LIVING IN NEWPORT

Clean Ocean Access will host World Oceans Day Fundraiser on June 6

Clean Ocean Access (COA) has announced their plans to host a World Oceans Day Fundraiser at Easton’s Beach Rotunda in Newport from...

Arts At The Light: Artists wanted for fine arts festival at Beavertail Lighthouse this August

The Beavertail Lighouse Museum Association (BLMA) has announced plans to host Arts at the Light, a fine arts festival, this August...

The Public’s Radio announces plans to open bureaus in Newport and Westerly

On a night where they are hosting their 2019 Spring Gala at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, The Public's Radio made...

Bike Newport: Bike to Work Day and Elliot’s Ride for Everyone – A pedal success in Newport

The following was written and submitted by Bike Newport. Friday, May 17th marked the annual Bike to Work Day...

Senate bill regarding Real Estate Conveyance Tax scheduled for hearing/consideration (Updated)

Senate Bill 669, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX, which would authorize the city of Newport to impose an...

Road construction planned for Catherine Street at Bellevue Avenue this week

The Newport Police Department has passed along the following information regarding road construction happening this week on Bellevue Avenue.

105 Aquidneck Island residents graduate from Community College of Rhode Island

President Meghan Hughes conferred more than 2,300 degrees and certificates to Community College of Rhode Island's (CCRI’s) Class of 2019 last Thursday–...

Schedule: Public, private Firework Displays that will light up the Newport sky in 2019

With the City of Newport moving their Annual Fireworks Display from July 4th to July 13th, and then from July 13th to...

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Clean Ocean Access will host World Oceans Day Fundraiser on June 6

Clean Ocean Access (COA) has announced their plans to host a World Oceans Day Fundraiser at Easton’s Beach Rotunda in Newport from...

Arts At The Light: Artists wanted for fine arts festival at Beavertail Lighthouse this August

The Beavertail Lighouse Museum Association (BLMA) has announced plans to host Arts at the Light, a fine arts festival, this August...

SOLUTIONS

There is a national housing crisis for the poor … and it’s getting worse

Millions of Americans struggle every day, often not knowing where they’ll sleep at night, whether they can put food on the table,...

AIPC: Residents have their voices heard on the issue of housing on Aquidneck Island

The following press release is from the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission. On Friday, March 15, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission...

Affordable Housing: The solution wrests in our “Political Will”

This is the final story in WhatsUpNewp’s in-depth look at affordable housing in Rhode Island. Of course, we'll continue to follow up on leads...