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February 18, 2018

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2018 Newport Folk Festival lineup and announcements (Updated)

Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2018 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. The first announcement came on Newport Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, January 31st, when they announced Courtney Barnett would return to Fort Adams. The Newport Folk Festival will

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40+ things to do this weekend (Feb. 15 – 18)

The 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival and 2nd Annual Newport Burger Bender Friday, February 16th Feb. 16 – 25 – Newport Winter Festival Feb. 16 – 25  – Newport Burger Bender 12 pm & 1 pm – Newport Seal Tours 2 pm & 7:30 pm –  I Tonya at Jane Pickens Theater 3 pm to 9 pm – Polar Pineapples at

Aquidneck Land Trust receives grant to purchase Little Creek Preserve in Portsmouth

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has received a $151,500 grant from The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“DEM”) for the purchase of Little Creek Preserve in Portsmouth. ALT has been fundraising to conserve Little Creek since July 2017 and has raised $364,500 of the $368,000 required to close on the 15.6-acre property. Fundraising will continue

Podcast: A conversation about the The Newport Workshop, a new community-powered manufacturing shop

Micah Reyes and  Andrea Pietrangeli joined Frank and Ryan today to chat about The Newport Workshop! The Newport Workshop will be a community-powered manufacturing shop empowering the “maker” in everyone through education, production, and collaboration. Their initiative is to provide the equipment, materials, and space for community members to make what they want and need through

Polar Pineapples set to return to Goat Island for Newport Winter Festival

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will once again transform Pineapples on the Bay to Polar Pineapples during the Newport Winter Festival! Polar Pineapples will offer the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a signature infused cocktail or specialty hot drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) while enjoying views of the bay, ice sculptures, and more. “We’re excited

Newport Storm named ‘Official Beer’ of Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for Seventh Year

Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale has been welcomed back as the “Official Beer” of the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. 2018 marks the 62nd annual parade, and the seventh time that Newport Storm Brewery has been given the honor.  The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday,

Secretary of the Navy announces Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport ship will be named after Newport

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named USNS Newport (T-EPF 12). “This is the fourth ship to bear the name honoring the Rhode Island city. Newport is home to several Navy activities, including Naval Station Newport and the Naval War College”, says

David Rockefeller, Jr. and Sailors for the Sea to join forces with Oceana

Sailors for the Sea, the leading ocean conservation organization for the sailing and boating community-based in Newport, RI, is joining with Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. As the two organizations move forward under the Oceana umbrella, Sailors for the Sea co-founder David Rockefeller, Jr., will be joining Oceana’s Board of Directors. Oceana plans to

Paiva Weed files campaign finance report (Updated)

This story was originally published at 13:52 on February 12th, it has been updated (where indicated). Former state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed filed her campaign finance report Sunday evening, several hours after WhatsUpNewp reported that her campaign had not met the Jan. 31 deadline to file for the last quarter of 2017. The Board

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Pell Elementary School selected for the International Space Station “Rhode Island Space Chat #3” in Fall 2018

Newport Public Schools has announced that Pell Elementary School has been chosen as the first public school in Rhode Island to host a student-led “space chat” with the International Space Station (ISS) during the second half of 2018. Pell submitted a detailed educational proposal in November supporting its bid, it was announced on January 19th

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