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What’s up for 2017-2018 New Year’s Eve in Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport,...

10 most-read and most-shared What’sUpNewp stories in 2017

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the most-read stories on What’sUpNewp this year were fires, accidents and breaking news. Despite readers flocking to our site to find...
Polar Bear Plunge

Organizers postpone New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at Easton’s Beach

The Polar Bear Plunge scheduled for New Year's Day at Easton's Beach has been postponed, organizers indicate that a new date for the event...

Island Moving Company receives funding for in school programs

Island Moving Company, Newport’s resident contemporary ballet company, has received generous funding to continue its tradition of engagement with the Newport County schools with its...
Polar Bear Plunge

5 reasons to take the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge at Easton’s Beach

(Photo by Larry Hart Bettencourt) New Year’s Day is almost here and area “polar bears” are preparing to make their annual plunge into the frigid...

Volvo Ocean Race: No change for the leaders as crew lists released for Leg...

The leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, MAPFRE, will make no changes to the crew that won Leg 3, as they prepare to race...

Portion of ‘necklace’ lights out on Newport Pell Bridge due to an electrical problem

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has announced that so-called “necklace” lights on the Newport Pell Bridge are out. These lights follow the cables...

7 shows to check out in Rhode Island on New Year’s Eve

Whether 2017 was a rough one or a never-ending year of bliss, there’s always one night to send it off the right way. The...

Waterfront home in Portsmouth sells for $1.67 million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of 15 Hammel Court in Portsmouth, the waterfront property recently sold for $1.67 million. Alex Thursby,...

Newport live music and entertainment guide: December 29 – 31

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a...

Owners of Diego’s purchase Easton’s Point Pub; Diego’s Barrio Cantina coming soon

Have you ever wished Diego's Bodega in Middletown had the same famous margaritas as Diego's in Newport? In 2018, Diego's owners Scott and Adrienne...

Rhode Island General Assembly set to open 2018 session on January 2nd

The General Assembly opens its 2018 session Tuesday, Jan. 2. The House of Representatives and the Senate will convene in their respective chambers at...

RIDOH lifts remaining blue-green algae advisories for local ponds

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the health advisories that had been...

RIDOH approves Care New England’s application to close Memorial Hospital’s emergency department

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) approved today Care New England’s (CNE’s) application to close Memorial Hospital’s emergency department in a decision that...
New Year's Eve Newport

What’s up for this weekend in and around Newport: December 29 – 31

Discover all that's happening, new and to do in and around Newport County this weekend. Friday, December 29th 10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center...

Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (December 28 – January 3)

Happy New Year! This week, “Six Picks” is all about some of our favorite Rhode Island artists, homecoming shows and a couple of RI...
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Newport Opera House Theater turns 150 on December 28th

Newport, RI - On December 28th, 2017, the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center marks the 150th anniversary of the exact date of the...

Review: The Lincoln Tunnel’s ‘Phone This One In’

Alternative rock’s essence is capturing an emotion that doesn’t need fancy production or flashy sounds. Just a guitar, a bass, and a rhythm section...

What’s up for this week in and around Newport: December 26 – 30

Discover all that's happening, new and to do in Newport this week. Tuesday, December 26th 10 am to 9 pm - Newport Skating Center Open 11 am...
live music in newport

Newport live music and entertainment guide: December 26 – 30

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a...

In race for lieutenant governor, Aaron Regunberg wants to become the “people’s lobbyist”

At 27 and in only his second term in the state House of Representatives, Aaron Regunberg, a progressive Democrat, has seen enough. He sees...

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” and its Ties to Newport, RI

Photo Credit: oddthingsiveseen.com Did you know that one of the most popular and well known Christmas poems, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, has ties to Newport,...
Christmas In Newport

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

Christmas Day in Newport, believe it or not, will be here before you know it. For some of you, the thought of cooking at home, traveling,...
Newport Restaurants

Roundup: Bar and restaurant hours on Christmas Eve

Looking for a place to dine or drink this Christmas Eve, here’s a quick look at what’s open. This story will be updated as more...

Local Panera Bread franchise collects and delivers toys to Children’s Friend following annual drive

Panera Bread is doing its part to make the holidays brighter for local families by collecting toys for children and families served by Children’s...
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