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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alliance for a Livable Newport Will Host Community Forum Featuring the Newport Utilities Department

Where does your drinking water come from? Where does your wastewater end up? Why does it all cost so much?   The Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) will host a Community Forum and Information session featuring Julia Forgue, Director of the Newport Utilities Department, and her staff who will explain their department’s responsibilities and operations. The

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City Council Members Look To Crack Down on Cigarette Butts and Debris on Sidewalks

Five members of the Newport City Council are looking to tackle cigarette butts and litter on the city’s sidewalks. hold local merchants more responsible for making sure the area in front of their businesses are clean of cigarette butts and debris. The resolution, “Requesting the City Administration to draft an ordinance requiring merchants to pick

2nd Annual Quahog Week Kicks Off Across Rhode Island on March 20th

Quahog Week, which made its debut last year, returns to Rhode Island restaurants on March 20 – March 25, 2017. The week-long celebration highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s wild harvest shellfish to the state’s history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will feature quahog-inspired menu items and deals,

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Newport to host first ever J Class World Championship in August

Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship. The J Class Association has recently become an affiliate member of the International Maxi Association (IMA). The IMA administers the International Maxi

Poll Shows Strong Support for Pro-Choice Legislation

In a recent poll, WhatsUpNewp readers overwhelmingly showed their support for proposed legislation that would make Roe v. Wade, which upholds a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, the law in Rhode Island, even if overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. More than 84 percent of the nearly 400 readers responding to the poll, voted yes

Booking.Com: Newport Trending As One of Most Popular Cities to Visit for Spring Break in 2017

Newport is among the most six popular cities in the U.S. to travel to this spring, according to a news release highlighting 2017 Spring Break Travel Trends from Booking.com. Booking.com has found that Newport is among this year’s trending cities, based on current bookings. Newport joins Big Bear Lake, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Moab, Utah;

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Weather Forecast: Mild Week Ahead for Newport

Good news for anyone who enjoyed the 60-degree temperature on Sunday, the forecast for the week is snow-free and temperatures are forecasted to be pretty mild. It should make for a very busy school vacation and Newport Winter Festival week in the City-By-The-Sea. Latest detailed forecast by The National Weather Service  Last updated: 3:32 pm

What’s Up For This Week: Feb. 20 – 24

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report: Feb. 20 – 25

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 2/18-2/24 Weekday Newport: Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd. (Goat Island Causeway) East and West, from Washington St. to Goat Island Rd., alternating one-way traffic with a partial right lane closure for a

Kool & The Gang to Perform at 2017 IYRS Summer Gala

The 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala will be quite the “celebration” in July, thanks to a live performance by Kool & The Gang. Sources have confirmed that Kool & The Gang, the longest running R&B group in history, will follow in the footsteps of Jackson Browne (2016), The Beach Boys (2015), Lyle Lovett (2014) and Jimmy

Newport Police Department to offer ‘Rape Aggression Defense’ Classes

Newport Police Department has announced that Officer Brittany Foster will be instructing Rape Aggression Defense classes, a women’s self-defense course, in March. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors. The

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Now Officially Sold Out

What remained for available tickets to the 2017 Newport Folk Festival have now all sold out. Tickets for the 2017 Newport Folk Festival went on sale at 10 a.m. on November 30th, about a week earlier than last year. New this year, tickets were sold through Eventbrite, instead of Ticketmaster, and there was a payment plan option. Within

Registration for Sail Newport’s Summer Youth Program Closes on February 19th

Registration for the Sail Newport’s 2017 Youth Sailing Programs, Rhode Island’s most sought-after summer sailing program, will close on February 19th, 2017. The Youth Sailing Program has the goal of developing solid sailing skills, and to provide inspiration to young sailors, from the beginner to the advanced or racing sailor, with an emphasis on fun

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Holly House on Berkeley Avenue in Newport Sells for $2.75M

One of Newport’s great beauties, “Holly House,” located at 11 Berkeley Avenue, has been sold for $2.75 million, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International (LDREI). Alex Thursby and Kim Doherty, Sales Associates at LDREI, represented the seller. This is the second highest sale in Newport year-to-date following the sale of Ocean Lawn for $11.65

What’s Up For This Weekend: February 17 – 19

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend! The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities,

Save the Dates: Secret Garden Tour Announces 2017 Dates

The Newport Secret Garden Tours have announced their 2017 dates. Join the Benefactors of the Arts for the June and September 2017 Secret Garden Tours.  Take a self-guided walking tour through Newport, RI’s historic Point section June 16-18.  From September 8-10, garden aficionados can take a fall tour of some of the most beautiful, prestigious

America’s Cup 12 Metre Freedom to Return to Newport

The 12 Metre yacht Freedom has been purchased by Charles A. Robertson (Guilford, Conn.), a well-known East Coast sailor who has been active in a number of America’s Cup and 12 Metre campaigns and is well known for skippering his Frers 75 Maxi Cannonball and a series of other like-named boats to victory in various