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February 17, 2018


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

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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

Live music and entertainment listings: Feb. 12 – 17

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 week. Monday, February 12th Diego’s: Trivia at 9:30 pm Fastnet

Representative Ruggiero, Senator DiPalma among legislators honored for their sponsorship of legislation to protect children

 Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne, Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee and Rep. Jason Knight were honored this week by the Rhode Island Coalition for Children and Families for their sponsorship of legislation to protect children. The coalition honored the legislators for their advocacy of measures to protect children by instituting

Newport Restaurant Week returns March 2nd – 11th

Spring is less than six weeks away and the season of new beginnings promises more than just showers and flowers throughout our destination. From March 2-11, 2018, more than 45 restaurants will be offering mouthwatering masterpieces on their Newport Restaurant Week prix fixe menus featuring three courses lunches and dinners for $16 and $35, respectively. Since 2006, locally-owned

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