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Museum of Newport Irish History opens for the 2018 Season

The Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 26.  2018 Season hours are 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm., Thursday through Sunday, through October 28.  Group...

Newport Art Museum to welcome summer exhibition, Rania Matar’s A Girl and Her...

The Newport Art Museum will welcome four new exhibitions to its galleries this summer, including Rania Matar's A Girl and Her Room, which will be on...

American Flag will hang from Newport Pell Bridge this Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists traveling over the Newport Pell Bridge this holiday weekend will enjoy the view of an American flag suspended from the west tower of the Bridge....

Newly chartered RI Sons of Union Veterans chapter to mark 150th anniversary of Memorial...

Newly chartered Major General Thomas West Sherman Camp 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at the...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 24: Tim Towey; John Edwards, Vice Chair of Tiverton...

Tim Towey joined Ryan Belmore today for his weekly co-hosting appearance on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Among the variety of topics...

Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (May 24-30)

The holiday weekend means more time to enjoy live music! We’ve got your “Six Picks” this week all over the Ocean State and beyond....

Volvo Ocean Race: Hunting the speed record as fleet converges

The Volvo Ocean Race teams looked set to threaten the 24-hour distance record for the Volvo Ocean 65 class on Thursday after hooking onto a classic...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #21: Newport bids bon voyage to the Volvo...

As we bid good-bye and bon voyage this past Sunday to the seven sailboats participating in one of the last legs of the round-the-world...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 23: A convo with Harle Tinney; Pat Brown, CEO...

It was a jam-packed edition of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WDK on Wednesday. Joining Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz for the first 30...

Four weeks until 16th annual Clagett Regatta and the 2018 US Para Sailing Championships

In four weeks, adaptive sailors from across North America and further afield will be converging on Newport, R.I. for the 16th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr....

Sail Newport: Over 100,000 visited the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

A robust footfall of over 100,000 people took in the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover between May 8 and May 20, according to Sail...

Senator DiPalma bill to create young adult voluntary extension of care program passes Senate

Senator Louis P. DiPalma’s (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) legislation (2018-S 2022Aaa) that would create a young adult voluntary extension of care...
Block Island Wind Farm

Raimondo, Baker select Deepwater Wind to build new 400-megawatt offshore wind farm

Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has selected Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based clean energy developer, to construct a new, 400-megawatt offshore...

Podcast: A conversation with Sav Rebecchi about ‘Full Ballots RI’

According to Jamestown resident Sav Rebecchi, 51% of all Rhode Island's government officials were elected with just 1 vote in 2016. Meaning that the majority...
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Now Hiring: 105+ local businesses

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 100...

Tense times for Volvo Ocean Race fleet as advantage ebbs and flows

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again on Wednesday as the Leg 9 sprint across the Atlantic continued at pace. A split of almost...

Podcast: Evan Smith and Brad Read recap Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover; Jill Davidson...

Ryan Belmore sat in and hosted The Open Forum (12 pm to 1 pm) and What'sUpNewp Radio Edition (1 pm to 2 pm) on...

Featured Job Listing – Optometric Assistant

Busy medical office looking for experienced Optometric Technician. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; working in EHR, detailed history taking, performing testing (visual...

Providence to Newport Ferry returns on Friday

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced on Monday the return of the Providence and Newport Ferry. What'sUpNewp first...

Aquidneck Land Trust announces 2018 Merritt Neighborhood Fund Awards

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded 12 grants totaling $16,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood...

Great Chowder Cook Off competitors ready to stir things up

“Ready…Aim…Taste” will be the order of the day at Newport Waterfront Events’ 37th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, to take place on Saturday, June 2ND...
Newport Polo

Newport Polo releases 2018 schedule

Newport Polo will host the 28th annual Rotary Benefit Match this Saturday, May 26th at 5 pm to kick-off the summer season on the Memorial holiday weekend and support the Newport Rotary Club‘s scholarship &...

Updated: Police identify man’s body found in water off of Goat Island

fA man's body was discovered off of Goat Island on Thursday, May 17th, according to officials. At approximately 12:06 pm on Thursday, Newport Police say they were...

Watch: Antiques Roadshow – Newport, Hour 2

On Monday, May 21st at 8 pm, Antiques Roadshow premiered the second of three new-look episodes that were filmed in Newport last September. During “Newport, Hour...
Discover Newport

Discover Newport optimistic about summer travel season

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this upcoming holiday weekend, nearly five percent more than last...

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