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RI Foundation Awards $259,000 to Fund Services to Newport County Residents

Grants will fund programs ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence prevention and stocking food pantries The Rhode Island Foundation...
Newport Jazz Festival

Singers Will Tell Their Stories Through Song at Newport Jazz Festival

No matter the era, idiom or genre, jazz singers have always been the most popular and accessible practitioners of the music. From Louis Armstrong's...

Podcast #139: Members of Four Historic Houses of Worship Chat About Four Faiths Tour

Members of four historic Newport houses of worship – Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Newport Congregational Church, and St. Mary's Church joined me to chat...

Newport Harbormaster Reminds Residents and Visitors to Stay Safe of Independence Day Weekend

Tim Mills, Newport Harbormaster reminds Newport residents and visitors to the City-By-The-Sea to stay safe over the Fourth Of July Weekend. Fourth of July weekend...

Newport County Chamber of Commerce Awards Two Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer scholarships to children and or grandchildren of Chamber members and their employees who are...
Mackeral Cove Beach

Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown Has Been Closed For Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. These...

Truck Full of Crabs Rolls Over on West Main Road in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Fire Department and Portsmouth Police Department responded to West Main Road just before 9 a.m. this morning for a truck that had rolled...

The 14th Clagett Regatta is in the History Books

The 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, which finished on June 26, was attended by 22 sailors from Canada, Puerto Rico,...
Franklin Spa

Franklin Spa Lands on MSN’s “Local’s Guide to the Best Diners Across America”

Franklin Spa on Spring Street in Newport has landed itself a national media mention. Mallory Shaner, writer for Spoon University on MSN, recently asked residents from...
Newport Gulls

Newport Gulls Snap Losing Streak with 8-1 Win on Wednesday Night

A day after Newport managed one run on one hit last night, the Gulls offense exploded in front of 2,190 fans for eight runs...

Obituary for Bradley P. Barlow: March 16, 1927 – June 28, 2016

Bradley P. Barlow, 89, of Middletown died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home. Bradley was born March 16, 1927 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the...

The 20 Most-Read and Talked-About Stories on What’sUpNewp in June of 2016

June was a busy month of good news, bad news, breaking news and helpful information, here’s what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in! Thanks...
Bailey's Beach

Developing: Crews Respond to Bailey’s Beach for Drifting Boat

The U.S. Coast Guard, Newport Fire Department, Middletown Fire Department, Jamestown Fire Department and several other agencies responded to Bailey's Beach for a water rescue/search around...

Newport Anglers Win ‘Fishing for a Cause’, Event Raises $200,000 for Schwartz Center

The 6th annual Fishing for A Cause tournament, fundraiser and dinner raised $200,000 to benefit children and families of The Schwartz Center. The annual event...

Naomi Neville Won’t Seek Re-election on Newport City Council

With the window to declare your candidacy for local offices now closer, we're finding out who will and won't run for election/re-election come November. Naomi...

Senator DiPalma: Rhode Islanders Can Be Proud of Children’s Health Improvements

Louis P. DiPalma is the Democratic state senator representing District 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport and Tiverton. Melissa Bann, a senior at the University...
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List of Local Residents That Declared Candidacy For Upcoming Election

Day three of the Declarations of Candidacy window saw a few more file declaration to be candidates for local office on Wednesday. June 27, 28...
Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Announces Host Cities and Route for 2017/18 Race

The route the fleet will take for the 13th edition in 2017-18 will, at nearly 45,000 nautical miles, be the longest course ever in the...
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.’s Local Ticket Office Opens July 5

There's still time to take advantage of the great local discount for Newport Jazz Festival® tickets. Head to the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23...

Podcast #138: Auctioneer Kevin Bruneau and Michael Smith, Candidate for House of Representatives District...

Ever wonder what grandma’s old – maybe antique – vase is worth. Or preparing to downsize and trying to determine how to get rid...

Schedule and Rates for Newport to Providence Ferry Announced

Seastreak has announced their schedule for the Providence to Newport Ferry, service is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 1st. Back on June 25th, What'sUpNewp brought...

City Hand-Delivers Warning to Businesses Regarding Sidewalk Signs

Local businesses throughout Newport were visited by City Of Newport's Zoning Enforcement office this week and handed a letter that warns and reminds businesses...

Mike Smith will Challenge Lauren Carson to Represent District 75

Mike Smith has announced that he will run against Representative Lauren Carson for District 75. Smith ran as a Republican against Senate President M....
Yesterday's

Yesterday’s Liquor License Is Being Transferred

It's been a while since we've heard anything from or about Yesterday's, but it looks as if that's about to change. Notice has been given...

Obituary for Robert Raymond Kuiee: June 25, 1932 – June 14, 2016

Robert R. “Sonny” Kuiee, 83, of Newport died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lydia Esther (Candelario)...