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20+ things to do in and around Newport this weekend: Feb. 2 – 4

Newport, RI - Discover all that's happening, new and to do in and around Newport this Super Bowl weekend. Friday, February 2nd 4:45 pm & 7:30...

20 most-popular stories in January 2018

Newport, RI – Here are the most-read and most-popular stories that appeared on www.whatsupnewp.com in January 2018, thanks for visiting, reading, and your constant support. Most-Shared 1 -...
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Common Fence Music announces Winter/Spring 2018 Season Kick Off

Portsmouth, RI & Warren, RI – Continuing to celebrate their 25th year of presenting folk and world music concerts to Aquidneck Island and East Bay communities, COMMON FENCE MUSIC kicks off...

Podcast: Jody Giddings from Wild Newport; Terri Cortvriend, Democratic candidate for District 72

Last week, What'sUpNewp brought you the news that Wild Newport, a new wildlife rehabilitation organization, was opening on Aquidneck Island. Jody Giddings, Founder of Wild...

High school seniors have until Feb. 12 to apply for college scholarships of up...

PROVIDENCE, RI -- High school seniors have until Feb. 12 to apply for college scholarships of up to $80,000 through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative at the Rhode Island Foundation. Conceived...
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Newport’s Top Spots For Open Mic and Karaoke

How do you get that shy person in your group of friends to get up there and sing at the top of their lungs?...

Newport Folk Festival kicks off 2018 lineup announcements, Courtney Barnett to perform

Newport Folk Festival kicked off their annual rolling lineup announcements today with the news that Courtney Barnett would return to Fort Adams on Saturday,...

Islanders Committed to host 1st Annual Middletown Volleyball Tournament

Middletown, RI - Islanders Committed, in collaboration with the Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC) and Newport County YMCA, will host the 1st Annual THP Project...

Update: Newport City Council cancels Executive Session meeting where future of Armory, other public...

For the second week in a row, Newport City Council was scheduled to convene in Executive Session to discuss the acquisition or lease of the...

Newport Health Equity Zone to host second public community planning event

In February 2016, the Newport Health Equity Zone hosted the Envision Newport Lab at the Florence Gray Center Gymnasium in Newport, RI. That...
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85+ companies hiring right now in and around Newport (Jan. 30)

Time for a new part-time gig, new full-time job or a new career? Start your job search right here, there are more than 75...
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Newport Mental Health seeks employers for new Employment Services program

Newport, RI - People with mental health conditions make up the largest group of recipients receiving disability today, but it doesn’t have to be this...

RI’s tax amnesty program collects more than $6m; with top delinquents at $1.9m for...

With the state’s tax amnesty program winding down, it is on track to reach its goal of collecting about 10 percent of the $112...

Podcast: A conversation with Rebecca Bertrand, Executive Director of newportFILM

Last fall, newportFILM announced that longtime Executive Director Terri Conners would transition into a role on the Board of Directors and Managing Director Rebecca Bertrand would be...

Legislators kick off ‘Fight for $15’, a campaign for a $15 minimum wage by...

With the backing of working Rhode Islanders and a coalition of community organizations, Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, Sen. Jeanine Calkin, Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell and...

Newport Art Museum presents Ten Tiny Dances during Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum's Art  After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor's Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, February 8 from 5 -...

Preservation Society names four companies as exclusive Newport Mansions ‘Caterers of Choice’

Newpot, RI - Blackstone Caterers of Newport, RI, Gourmet Galley of North Stonington, CT,  Russell Morin Catering & Events of Newport, RI and The...
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Teacher assaulted, suspect apprehended at Portsmouth High School on Tuesday morning

A man is in custody after assaulting a female teacher at Portsmouth High School this morning. Parents received notice of the event from Portsmouth High...

Islanders Committed to host ‘Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit...

Middletown, RI - Islanders Committed, in collaboration with the Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC), will sponsor a parenting workshop entitled, “Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress...

Petition launched to stop the sale of the Armory on Thames Street

Following the announcement that Newport City Council will convene in Executive Session for the second week in a row to discuss the acquisition or lease of...

Podcast: A conversation with Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society

Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. Ruth Taylor, Executive...
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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village opens in 100 days at Fort Adams

In 100 days the Volvo Ocean Race will return to Newport, RI, for the only North American Stopover of the 2017-18 round-the-world sailing race. The Volvo...

Look up at the super blue blood full moon Jan. 31 – here’s what...

During the early hours of Jan. 31, there will be a full moon, a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon –...

Point Association raises $13,440 for MLK Center in 4th Annual Neighborhood Drive

The Point Association of Newport capped off its active 2017 year of activities with their fourth annual year-end fundraising effort to benefit the Martin...

Terri Cortvriend, Portsmouth School Committee Chair, announces run for Rhode Island House District 72...

Terri Cortvriend, Chair of the Portsmouth School Committee, announced today that she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections to represent Rhode...