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30+ things to do this weekend: March 2 – 4

Discover all that's happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend.  Friday, March 2nd Newport Restaurant Week 2 pm – Oscar Shorts: Live Action at Jane...

Live music and entertainment listings: March 2 – 4

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...

Recap: 10 most-read, most-shared stories in February 2018

Wondering what the talk of the town was around Newport in February? While covering dozens of events and posting hundreds of stories in the month...

Podcast: A conversation with Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island Secretary of State

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joined What'sUpNewp's Frank Prosnitz on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK. The two focused...

In wake of failed merger talks, South County Health promises a “major new program”

South County Health is expected to make an announcement within a month of a “major new program,” said CEO Louis Giancola in the wake...

Newport Jazz Assembly Band to perform at schools in Rhode Island and Connecticut

Newport Jazz Festival Assembly, a performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., which has brought music to dozens of schools throughout Rhode Island,...

Senator Euer, Representative Carson denounce federal plan to drill offshore

Opening nearly all of the United States’ coasts to oil and gas drilling would knock the United States backward in environmental protection and sustainability...

What’sUpNewp Radio #80: Senator Dawn Euer

Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) joined Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz by phone today to chat about legislation that is meant...

Representative Carson, Senator Euer to participate in events today to protest federal oil drilling...

Representative Lauren Carson (D. Dist. 75, Newport) and Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) will join Governor Gina M. Raimondo and...
Rosecliff Mansion

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #9: The pursuit of wow

I have always believed that we need to give every guest all we’ve got and deliver a “WOW! Experience” every time. We have the...

Now Hiring: 90+ companies hiring right now in and around Newport

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 90...

Newport-Kinsale Chef Exchange will celebrate Sister City bond from March 10th – 14th

Chefs from Kinsale, Ireland, will descend on Newport for four days of culinary and cultural exchange from March 10th - 14th. This March, while the...

Second-grader at Pell Elementary School honored with Newport Police Department’s first ‘Young Hero Award’

Pell Elementary second grade student Andrew Novaes, was honored this morning by a contingent of officers from Newport’s Police and Fire Department, who visited...

Two Canadian sailors receive boats from the 2017 Clagett Boat Grant Program

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta have announced the recipients of two 2.4mR boats from The Clagett Boat Grant Program are...

Westerly Town Manager leaves for Mansfield, CT.

After two and a half years on the job, Westerly’s Town Manager, Derrik M. Kennedy, is leaving to accept the Town Manager’s position in...

IYRS will host Career Day on March 24th

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a Career Day on March 24th from 9 am to 1 pm at the IYRS campus on lower Thames...

Author shares history of RI’s first black militia for NUWC Division Newport’s commemoration of...

The contributions of men of color during the American Revolution were explained by historian and author Robert Geake on Feb. 22 to commemorate Black...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team AkzoNobel holds off late charge to win epic Leg 6...

Team AkzoNobel has won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, racing 6,344 miles from Hong Kong to Auckland in 20 days, 9 hours and...
Narragansett Bay

RIDOT to host public workshop on Pell Bridge Ramp Project on March 1st

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be holding a public workshop to provide information about the reconstruction of the Pell Bridge Interchange in...

41st Annual Irish Heritage Month set to officially open on Sunday with Dancing at...

The 41st annual Newport Irish Heritage Month kicks off on Sunday, March 4th, at 3:00 pm, with Dancing at the Forty Steps. In addition to...
Norey's

Great American Beer Bars: CraftBeer.com readers choose Norey’s as best beer bar in Rhode...

Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website...

Newport Burger Bender: Winner, Critic’s Choice, and Most Creative revealed

Thirty local restaurants cooked up their best burgers, topped them with everything from frizzled onion straws and mac & cheese to creole remoulade sauce...

Shift Drinks: Justine King, The Mooring

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and...

URI to host live broadcast with Volvo Ocean Race sailors on March 20th

The University of Rhode Island will bring the Volvo Ocean Race to campus on March 20 through a live video broadcast with sailors as...

Ballerina to hang up pointe shoes after 11 years

Island Moving Company, Newport’s contemporary ballet company, announced on Monday the upcoming retirement of locally beloved ballerina Christine Sandofi. Sandorfi retires after 11 years...