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Podcast: Jody Giddings from Wild Newport; Terri Cortvriend, Democratic candidate for District 72

Last week, What’sUpNewp brought you the news that Wild Newport, a new wildlife rehabilitation organization, was opening on Aquidneck Island. Jody Giddings, Founder of Wild Newport, joined Frank Prosnitz and me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport today to chat about the organization, what it does, and how to support it. We were

Islanders Committed to host ‘Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success’ Parent Workshop

Middletown, RI – Islanders Committed, in collaboration with the Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC), will sponsor a parenting workshop entitled, “Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success” on January 31 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria, 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. The event provides techniques for

Terri Cortvriend, Portsmouth School Committee Chair, announces run for Rhode Island House District 72 (Portsmouth, Middletown)

Terri Cortvriend, Chair of the Portsmouth School Committee, announced today that she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections to represent Rhode Island House District 72. District 72 includes portions of Middletown and Portsmouth, Kenneth Mendonca (R) currently represents District 72. “I will bring your voice to the State House to help make

Wild Newport brings wildlife rehabilitation to Middletown

Wild Newport, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that specializes in the Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release of wildlife on Aquidneck Island, has announced that they have launched in Middletown. Jody Womsley Giddings is the President of Wild Newport and is a Level 2 Rehabilitator licensed with Rhode Island DEM. Jody was the previous owner of Sea

Representative Ruggiero’s senior center grant program part of governor’s budget proposal

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero’s proposal to establish a state grant program to assist municipalities with their senior centers or programs has been included in the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo yesterday. Representative Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) has already introduced the legislation, which she also sponsored last year, as a separate bill (2018-H

Aquidneck Land Trust gifted five-acre property in Middletown

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has announced receipt of a five-acre property located off of Paradise Avenue in Middletown, given by a local couple specifically for the purpose of conservation. The land was gifted in full to the organization in December 2017 by Middletown landowners John and Deborah Warner. The parcel is within the drinking supply

Newport live music and entertainment guide: January 12 – 14

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 look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this weekend. Friday, January 12th Buskers: Dogie & The Cowpie Poachers

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Best places to go sledding and tubing on Aquidneck Island

Snow on the way, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors all day!  With the help and expertise of our loyal readers and followers, the What’sUpNewp Crew has compiled a list of the best and favorite places to go sledding and tubing in and around Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. Places to go sledding and tubing on Aquidneck

Owners of Diego’s purchase Easton’s Point Pub; Diego’s Barrio Cantina coming soon

Have you ever wished Diego’s Bodega in Middletown had the same famous margaritas as Diego’s in Newport? In 2018, Diego’s owners Scott and Adrienne Kirmil are making that wish come true and much more. Following the successful expansion of Diego’s at Bowen’s Wharf, they’re moving the bodega from 124 Aquidneck Avenue to the former home

Proposed 12.5% Cuts from DCYF reimbursement rates would cripple delivery of quality care to youth

Middletown, Rhode Island –  According to Marty Sinnott, President & CEO of social service agency Child & Family, the proposed 12.5% reduction in the RI Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) reimbursement rates for the children living in Child & Family-run residential housing would cripple his agency’s ability to continue to provide the highest quality,

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OceanPointe Christian Church to host Tim Tebow Foundation’s ‘Night to Shine’ prom for people with special needs

Middletown, RI – OceanPointe Christian Church has announced that they will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, February 9, 2018. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people

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Defense Economy Commission to meet in Middletown on Thursday

The Rhode Island Defense Economy Planning Commission will meet at Middletown Town Hall thisweek with the administrators of all three Aquidneck Island communities to discuss realignment of unused U.S. Navy properties on the island. The meeting is scheduled Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers, Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road. The U.S. Navy

Newport County Road Construction Report for Week of Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: November 25 – December 1, 2017 Tiverton/Portsmouth: Rte. 24 South at the Old Sakonnet River Bridge, please watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the shoulder to access the construction site,

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