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The 25 U.S. Presidents That Have Visited Newport, RI Since 1781

(This story was originally published on September 2, 2015.) With President's Day here, we got to thinking - "just how many of U.S. Presidents have...

Today in Newport – Feb. 15: Weather forecast and things to do

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do today in and around Newport. Things To Do:

The Nitro Cart will open their second ‘Nitro Bar’ in Newport

The Nitro Cart, the purveyor of the popular nitro cold brew iced coffee, has announced plans to open in Newport.

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The 25 U.S. Presidents That Have Visited Newport, RI Since 1781

(This story was originally published on September 2, 2015.) With President's Day here, we got to thinking - "just how many of U.S. Presidents have...

WUN’s Ryan Belmore appears on The Rhode Show

Ryan Belmore, Owner, Publisher, and Editor of What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island, joined The Rhode Show on WPRI on...

Kristen Coates store on Bowen’s Wharf to close, Jason & Co moving in (Updated)

Kristen Coates, a store that has sells "arts and objects for the well-curated home", announced on Tuesday that they would be closing...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #59: Valentine love stories begin in The-City-By-The-Sea

There are many people who this past Monday had no idea that this week they were about to become engaged.  For marriage,...

‘Toys as Art Show’ joins the Marvels of Winter at Newport Winter Festival

Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers has announced that they will present "Toys as Art" on Sunday, Feb. 17th from 1-4 pm at the...

RHODI presentation to be held on The Newport Historical Society’s History Space Initiative

The public is invited to join the Rhode Island Historical Society and Newport Historical Society fora RHODI presentation on the Newport Historical Society’s...

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DINE & DRINK

Provencal Bakery opens cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway (Updated)

Provencal Bakery announced today on Facebook that their newest location at 311 Broadway is now open! Provencal tells...

Super Bowl 53: Local restaurants, bars hold events, specials

Here's who we've confirmed is doing something "special" on this Super bowl Sunday. Check back often as...

Newport Restaurant Group will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of menu specials

The Newport Restaurant Group (NRG), a collection of nine unique restaurant concepts throughout Rhode Island, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a selection...

Preview of upcoming events, activities at Hotel Viking

Following their several day closure due to the gas outage last week, Hotel Viking has announced they have reopened and has made...

Gurney’s to offer Super Bowl themed bits and cocktails this weekend

Gurney’s Newport will be a great place to cheer on the New England Patriots for the biggest football game of the year, offering...

Restaurants, businesses, and hotels open during gas shutdown

The following is a list of businesses and restaurants that are open, it will be updated as we receive more information from...

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Newport County Road Report: Scheduled lane closures and construction

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority (RITBA), and City of Newport have announced the following...

Now Hiring: 70 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport

Looking for a new job or gig? Here's who's hiring right now in and around Newport, Rhode Island. Below...

Kristen Coates store on Bowen’s Wharf to close, Jason & Co moving in (Updated)

Kristen Coates, a store that has sells "arts and objects for the well-curated home", announced on Tuesday that they would be closing...

Point Association of Newport donates more than $15,000 to MLK Center

The Point Association of Newport has announced that it capped off its 2018 year of activities with their fifth annual year-end fundraising...

Video: February 13th Newport City Council Meeting

The Newport City Council met for nearly three hours on Wednesday night. The future of mooring ownership and the an issue relating...

Volunteers collect nearly 300 pounds of marine debris from Sachuest Beach

Clean Ocean Access (COA) announced in a press release today that on Saturday, February 9th they hosted a cleanup at Sachuest Beach,...

Newport School Committee meeting rescheduled

Newport Public Schools has announced that the Newport School Committee Regular Meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, February 12, 2019 has been...

City of Newport: Residents encouraged to seek relief through National Grid claims process

As Newport continues to recover from January’s natural gas outage, the City of Newport is reminding those affected by the incident to...

SOLUTIONS

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...

HousingWorks Fact Book provides data as conversation shifts to economic benefits of affordable housing

(Note: Over the last few weeks WhatsUpNewp has been exploring affordable housing issues. Last Friday, HousingWorksRI released its annual Fact Book, providing a detailed...

New research shows housing affordability continues to evade many Rhode Islanders

The 2018 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI (HWRI) at Roger Williams University reveals that housing affordability remains a critical problem across the state...

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC

This Weekend in Newport – Feb. 16 – 17: Weather forecast and things to do

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend. Saturday, February 16th

Newport Folk Festival 2019 lineup announcements

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival's lineup announcement is easily the most awaited of any festival in Rhode Island, Southern New England,...

Newport Art Museum becomes an official screening location for Providence Children’s Film Festival

The Newport Art Museum has announced that they are please to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF),...

Newport Folk Festival to present Mavis Staples & Friends in NYC, LA and Nashville

Newport Folk Festival announced this morning that they are pleased to present three celebratory shows commemorating the 80th birthday of Mavis Staples....

First wave of artists announced for the 65th edition of the Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival announced the first wave of artists today for the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, which is scheduled to take...

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REAL ESTATE

Mainstay Hotel sells for $14.34 million (UPDATED)

The Mainstay Hotel, located at 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road in Newport, has sold for $14,340,000, according to Lila Delman Real Estate. David Lawrence, Lila Delman...

Preview of upcoming events, activities at Hotel Viking

Following their several day closure due to the gas outage last week, Hotel Viking has announced they have reopened and has made...

Bellevue Group relaunches as the Newport Living Group, adds three new team members

The Bellevue Group has re-named itself the Newport Living Group and added three new team members. The boutique team of five within...

Gurney’s debuts Wellness Retreats

Continuing their commitment to wellness, Gurney’s Resorts has debuted “Wellness Retreats,” a brand new fitness-focused program each month, offering hotel guests the opportunity to stick to...

Million Dollar Listing: Waterfront home in Tiverton fetches $1.38 million

The waterfront home set on four acres in Tiverton, located at 115 Nanaquaket Road, has sold for $1,380,000. Offering panoramic water views,...

PEOPLE & PROFILES

New playground brings Forest Avenue Elementary School even closer together

A dynamic new playground is going in at Forest Avenue Elementary School, according to Forest Avenue Elementary School Parent Teacher Group...

What’s Up Radio – #6: Roy Lauth previews 48th Annual Christmas In Newport

The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport gets underway on Saturday, December 1st with an official opening ceremony in Washington Square at 5 pm. Roy Lauth,...

What’s Up Radio: A conversation with Newport Mayor-elect Jamie Bova

Newport, RI - The voters spoke on November 6th and elected their new City Council, and now the new City Council has spoken and...

What’s Up Radio – November 12th: Veterans Day, Newport’s million dollar neighborhoods, and more

Newport, RI - Another edition of What's Up Radio is here. We start off the conversation reminding people that this (What's Up Radio) is a...

HEALTH, FITNESS, SAILING & SPORTS

RI Kickball is recruiting players

RI Kickball, Newport's adult kickball league, is looking for individuals who are 21+ to join a few established teams who are looking...

Sail Newport partners with America’s Cup Challenger

New York Yacht Club American Magic, a U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced Sail Newport as a Sailing Community...

Newport Gulls: 2019 Schedule Released

The Newport Gulls released their 2019 schedule today. Press Release from the Newport Gulls - 2019 Schedule Released

Registration open for Sail Newport Summer Program

Sail Newport shared with What'sUpNewp today that registration is now open for their award-winning summer Youth Program. The public...

BUSINESS

Kristen Coates store on Bowen’s Wharf to close, Jason & Co moving in (Updated)

Kristen Coates, a store that has sells "arts and objects for the well-curated home", announced on Tuesday that they would be closing...

Provencal Bakery opens cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway (Updated)

Provencal Bakery announced today on Facebook that their newest location at 311 Broadway is now open! Provencal tells...

Governor Raimondo to speak at upcoming Newport County Chamber of Commerce event

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Governor Gina Raimondo will be their next guest in their "Politics & Pancake...

Hospitality Association undertakes survey to determine gas crisis economic losses

With gas restored and businesses back up and running, officials are now trying to sort out the real costs of the week-long...