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Podcast: Joe Bardenheier, The Shackleton Climate Project

Joe Bardenheier, Vice Chairman of The Shackleton Climate Project, joined me today on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to discuss The...

Innovate Newport Groundbreaking Ceremony: Newport County Chamber of Commerce first confirmed tenant of facility

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place earlier today celebrating the redevelopment of the historic Sheffield School into a technology incubator and co-work facility known as...

Coast Guard hosts Narragansett Bay Task Force training in Rhode Island

Coast Guard Station Point Judith hosted a National Association of State Boating Law and Administration boat crewman course April 23-27, in Narragansett, Rhode Island, for marine units who...

Volvo Ocean Race: Into the North

Just over a week into Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil, to Newport, USA, Charlie Enright’s American crew crossed into the northern hemisphere at 10:39:40 UTC followed...

RI Music Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2018

Music royalty was in the house Sunday April 29th as the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2018. Several artists...

25+ things to do this week

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. Monday, April 30th 4 pm - Lean On Pete at Jane Pickens...

Live music and entertainment listings: April 30 – May 5

Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this week. Monday, April...

Volvo Ocean Race: A closer game

Four teams are within four miles of the lead as Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race enters its second week on Sunday morning. As at 1100...

Volvo Ocean Race: Trade winds bring relief

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has had a productive 24 hours on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, cutting its deficit to leader Turn...

Annual Traffic Stop Analysis: Rhode Island has racial and ethnic disparities in its traffic...

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) posted an analysis by Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) of...

Political View: Campaign finances – governor’s race; Pawsox stadium; local legislators

With just a couple of days before the latest campaign finance filings, covering the first quarter of 2018, little has changed, with Gov. Gina...

Road work to continue on Broadway April 30 – May 4, expect detours

On Monday, April 30, 2018, National Grid Gas will continue completing the final restoration of the concrete roadway on Bellevue Ave from prior repairs....

BankNewport keeps students active in learning during April School Break

It may have been April school vacation, but that didn’t stop a group of students at Meeting Street from staying engaged with learning...

Podcast: A convo with Brad Read, Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover; Mark Gorman, Lucy’s...

On this edition of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK I caught up with Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, about the...

Turn the Tide on Plastic converts easterly position into northerly advantage

Caffari’s crew set themselves up as the most easterly boat as the seven-strong fleet climb up the coast of Brazil bound for the finish...

Podcast: A conversation with Spencer Dickinson, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Blink your eyes and what you saw before is bound to change – at least when it comes to politics in Rhode Island. Candidates...

20+ things to do this weekend

Discover all there is to do in and around Newport County and across Rhode Island this weekend. Friday, April 27th 12:30 pm – Tree Nursery Open House...

Where to find live music, comedy, movies and entertainment this weekend

Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this weekend. Friday, April...

Why Yarnbombs were removed from Washington Square on Thursday

Following a story that we published this morning explaining what those yarn-wrapped parking meters meant, What'sUpNewp learned that that yarnbombs were removed from all seventeen...

Some final notes before our Member Program goes live on May 1st

Okay, gang, a few final notes before What'sUpNewp's Member Program that we’re all so excited about becomes a reality: First, the Member Program will officially go...

Podcast: Tim Towey and Coach Brian Moore, Newport Rugby Football Club

Among a variety of topics including Wednesday night's Newpot City Council meeting, Salve Rugby and Newport Rugby; Ryan and Tim Towey were joined by Newport Rugby...

Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (April 26-May 2)

Big happenings around the state this week starting with a trio of Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame concerts. Get out and celebrate the...

Yarnbombs being used to raise awareness for Lyme Disease

Have you noticed yarn wrapped around parking meters while walking around Newport? The yarn display, called yarnbombs, and the notes tied to them are meant...

Middletown man wanted by Newport Police for shooting at Festival Field

The Newport Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a local man involved in a shooting on Tuesday evening. Newport Police Department provided...

Volvo Ocean Race: Locked in and heading north

Over the past 48 hours each team has thrown their cards on the table, lining up west to east and committing to the routing...