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July 24, 2017

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Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Monique Kalkman, Steve Flink and Vic Braden Will Be Inducted into Tennis Hall Of Fame Today

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, Steve Flink, and the late Vic Braden will be the recipients of tennis’ highest honor when they are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today (Saturday, July 22nd) at 12 pm.    A group of Hall of Fame tennis legends and a sold-out stadium of

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2017 Bridgefest Schedule

After 30,000 music lovers say goodbye to the Newport Folk Festival and before the jazzy set pours into the city for the Newport Jazz Festival®, the party continues July 31-August 3 at Bridgefest®, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. will welcome a dozen local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums

Public Advised to Avoid Contact with Almy Pond due to Blue-Green Algae

The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals. All recreation, including swimming, fishing, boating, and kayaking, should be

Report: Jamestown Area Experiences 19% Decrease in Eelgrass Acreage Since 2012, 18% Decrease Statewide

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI’s Environmental Data Center. Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides

Former Newport Police Officer, FOP President Sentenced to Prison

Christopher Hayes, 49, of Middletown, R.I., a former Newport, R.I., Police Department Sergeant and President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Newport Lodge No. 8, was sentenced today to a total sentence of 12 months, 6 months imprisonment followed by 6 months of home confinement, for using FOP funds for personal use according to

Over $22K Raised at Second Annual All Charity Day Polo Match

It was all good times for a good cause on Sunday at Newport Polo’s second annual All Charity Day Match.  The venue was alive with attendees present to support more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, Boys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Community String Project, Fairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding

URI’s Big Band Prepares for 5th Consecutive Appearance at Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz Concert Series

The University of Rhode Island’s Big Band will play the Newport Jazz Festival for the fifth straight year Aug. 6, but that’s not the only summertime musical treat being offered by the band’s musicians. In addition to recent performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, the URI Jazz Big Band has in the past performed at Lincoln Center,

Candy Store Cup: Stunning Superyachts to Race From Newport Shipyard, July 27-29

For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket and Candy Store

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RI Foundation Awards More Than $270,000 to Newport County Nonprofits on Thursday

The Rhode Island Foundation announced today (July 20th) it will award more than $270,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.   “From

This Weekend: Live Music and Entertainment Listings (July 20 – 23)

Discover where to find live music, entertainment, comedy, karaoke and trivia this week in and around Newport. You might also want to read –40+ Things To Do in Newport This Weekend (July 20-23) Thursday, July 20th Buskers: Matthew Frantz at 8 pm Celtica: Trivia at 9 pm Easton’s Beach: Children’s Night Performances featuring Toe Jam Puppet Band at

By The Numbers: 2017 Newport Folk, Bridge and Jazz Festivals

The next few weeks are arguably the busiest for restaurants, retailers, streets and just about everything else in Newport.  largest events of the summer and the busiest few weeks around the City-By-The-Sea. Here are some random and fun things to know… A lot of that has to due with a few of largest events of

Jenkins Construction’s Music Month at Ballard Park Closes with a Doubleheader on Wednesday, July 26th

Jenkins Construction’s Music Month at Ballard Park is set to close with a double header on Wednesday, July 26th with a 10 am concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band and local reggae band, The Ravers, taking the stage from 7 to 8:30 pm.   A favorite for children and adults, the Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand

Newport Folk Festival to Begin ‘Twinning’ with Cambridge Folk Festival

The twinning heralds the start of a transatlantic partnership between these two historic Folk Festivals. Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, announced on Wednesday, July 19th that they will soon begin a very special twinning with Newport

What’sUpNewp and AM 1540 WADK to Host Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

What happens at the State House, doesn’t stay at the State House. It reaches into our pocketbooks, our schools, our highways, the air we breathe and the water we drink. That’s why this Senate District 13 election on August 22nd is so important, and that’s why AM 1540 WADK and What’sUpNewp will present a LIVE

Local Fisherman Asks Congress to Modify New England Underwater Marine Monument Designation

NEWPORT, RI – William Palombo of Palombo Fishing Corp. released his personal letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the United States Department of the Interior on July 10th, 2017. Palombo’s personal plea to Secretary Zinke and President Trump stems from former President Obama’s designation, on September 15, 2016, of an underwater Marine Monument in the

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