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City of Newport’s latest response to National Grid gas issue

Here's the latest updates from the City of Newport; January 23rd at 2 pm

Governor Raimondo announces that RIPTA will waive fares for residents on Aquidneck Island

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is waiving fares for passengers traveling on Aquidneck Island...

National Grid provides Impact Map

National Grid reported at 9 am on Wednesday that they made significant progress working through the night to bring the gas system in Middletown...

ARTS & CULTURE

Newport Historical Society cancels lecture on Female Revolutionary Resistance along the New England Seacoast

Update - January 22nd Due to the ongoing government shutdown, Newport Historical Society has had to cancel this event.

What to do in Newport this week (Jan. 21 – 28)

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. Newport Wellness Week, the ...

IYRS School of Technology & Trades to Appear on This Old House Episode

Newport’s local post-secondary technical and trade school received a visit last year from hosts of This Old House® as they filmed a project...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #55: Winter in Newport is all about healthy fun

Next week kicks off our annual celebration of mind, body, and spirit during NEWPORT WELLNESS WEEK. The goal is to help all...

Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem

Margaret Sobkowicz, University of Massachusetts Lowell Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental...

French Consul General at Boston visits Newport

Arnaud Mentré, the French Consul General at Boston, visited Newport recently in order to see first-hand the progress being made with The...
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DINE & DRINK

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...

‘Wellness For Bartenders’ event at Diego’s postponed to January 31st

Newport is known for its world-class hospitality and service industry. One event coming up during the Newport Wellness Week, an annual celebration...

Castle Hill Inn will celebrate Chinese New Year with a five-course Cantonese-inspired menu

Castle Hill Inn has announced that they will host a special five-course Cantonese-inspired menu, available from February 5th through 10th, from Chef de Cuisine Andy...

What’s Open, What’s Closed: When restaurants are taking time off this winter (Updated)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are...

11 Coziest Places to Eat and Drink in Newport This Winter

Editor's Note-  This story was originally published on November 2, 2016. It has been updated and republished to keep you warm again this winter. When...

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,...

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City of Newport’s latest response to National Grid gas issue

Here's the latest updates from the City of Newport; January 23rd at 2 pm

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...

Clean Ocean Access receives grant from BankNewport 200th Anniversary Giving

The following is a press release issued from Clean Ocean Access. Clean Ocean Access (COA) is proud to have...

Governor Raimondo discusses relief efforts for Newport County gas customers

In a press conference this evening at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, Governor Raimondo provided an update on National Grid's response...

Where to get hotel vouchers, how to get hotel reimbursement during gas emergency

Due to the ongoing gas emergency on Aquidneck Island, many residents are looking at several days without heat. For those looking for...

City Hall closed Wednesday, City Council meeting cancelled

The office of the City Manager has announced that Newport City Hall will be closed on Wednesday and that there will be...

Second workshop to discuss the updates to the proposed harbor ordinances scheduled

On Thursday January 24, 2019 at Pell Elementary from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm the Newport Waterfront Commission invites the community to a...

VIDEO: Governor, officials provide update on gas emergency

Governor Raimondo, Mayor Jamie Bova, and other officials provided an update on the natural gas situation on Aquidneck noon just before noon...

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

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,...

Where to find live music and entertainment in Newport this week (Jan. 21 – 28)

Here’s where to find live music, comedy, movies, and other forms of entertainment in and around Newport this week.

Where to find live music and entertainment in Newport this week (Jan. 15 – 21)

Here’s where to find live music, comedy, movies, and other forms of entertainment in and around Newport this week.

Professional chamber choir Collegium Ancora will visit Newport to present “All About that Bass… and Treble!”

This Presidents’ Day weekend, professional chamber choir Collegium Ancora visits Newport to present “All About that Bass… and Treble!”: a program of...

‘Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration’ will be shown at Jane Pickens Theater in February

Last November, an incredible array of singers and musicians came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell,...
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REAL ESTATE

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,...

Cambria Hotel at the Atlantic Resort is now Wyndham Newport Hotel

The former Cambria Hotel at the Atlantic Resort is ringing in the new year as one of the newest members of Wyndham...

Archi-TEXT : Old Newport at Christmas

Washington Square was at the heart of colonial-era Newport and this important district was anchored by two structures: the Brick Market and the Old...

Million Dollar Listing: Folly House in Jamestown sells for $3.75 million

Jamestown, RI - Lila Delman Real Estate has announced that the “Folly House” at 30 Bay View Drive in Jamestown has recently sold for...

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

Volvo Ocean Race: Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award

The following press release was provided by Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters. The seven boats collected new scientific data during...

What’s up with ‘November Project Newport’? Six things to know

If you're on Instagram or happen to drive by Easton's Beach often early, you've likely seen the large fitness community, known as...

Li Na, Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Chinese tennis great Li Na, France’s Mary Pierce, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, each a two-time Grand Slam singles champion among their...

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...

BUSINESS

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...

National Grid opening customer information center at Gurney’s Newport Resort

In response to the Aquidneck Island gas supply disruption, National Grid is announcing the opening of a customer information center at Gurney’s...

Connect Greater Newport seeks feedback on internet reliability and workforce limitations from local business owners

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s economic development initiative, Connect Greater Newport released a survey to learn more from local business owners...

Cambria Hotel at the Atlantic Resort is now Wyndham Newport Hotel

The former Cambria Hotel at the Atlantic Resort is ringing in the new year as one of the newest members of Wyndham...