On the morning of August 17th, 1790 George Washington arrived in Newport, Rhode Island. He was accompanied by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Governor George Clinton of New York, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Blair of Virginia, and U.S. Congressman William Loughton Smith of South Carolina. The President had visited the New England states the
If you love fireworks, this year is shaping up to please you with more than ten firework displays taking place over Newport in 2017. If you dislike fireworks or have a pet that hates fireworks, hopefully, the following information will be of assistance in preparing you for the displays. Scheduled Firework Displays (this list was
Hotel Viking is known for having one of the coolest rooftops in Newport, and now it may have the coolest beds in town – literally. BedJet – the internationally recognized sleep tech start-up based in Brick Market that we reported on last week – just announced Hotel Viking as its first partner in a new
Newport, RI – Newport is home to a wonderfully diverse variety of world-class restaurants, from fine dining to deliciously casual. ith countless delicious options and some of the most talented culinary artists in the world, dining out in Newport regularly can sure get expensive. f you are a foodie or just looking to make that
On Wednesday, August 16th at 11 am, US Congressman David Cicilline will visit the Edward King House Senior Center. Those who attend the event, which is open to the public, will have the opportunity to share their senior issue concerns with the Congressman. Congressman Cicilline will also update those in attendance on the current climate in
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
As many as 32 governors from across the United States will be attending events in Newport on Saturday, July 15th. Tonight’s event in Newport is the culmination of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting that has been taking place in Providence since Thursday, where the “nation’s governors have been discussing some of the most pressing issues
Yacht fans, mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss this celebration of classic yachts coming up next month: The Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. For this year’s event, the 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta (PNCYR) and the Panerai Herreschoff Classic Yacht Regatta (PHCYR) have been consolidated into a four-day celebration
On the eve of Newport’s annual Black Ships Festival, Mayor Henry F. Winthrop and the Newport City Council are inviting the public to join them at a reception on Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in lobby of the Gateway Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue to welcome members of a delegation visiting
Former Senator and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed has made it official, after a few weeks of wonder and rumors she has officially come out in support of Democratic Candidate David Hanos to fill her Senate Seat at the State House. What’sUpNewp has obtained a copy of the letter that is being sent to voters in
On the evening of Saturday, July 8, over 650 supporters gathered for the 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored by State Street. The school raised $875,000 between sponsorships, tickets, donations and auction items. This year, for the third consecutive year, Anne & Matt Hamilton, Barbara van Beuren & Steve Glascock, and Helene & Archie van Beuren served as
Ian Donnis, Political Reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio, has shared an exclusive investigation today on how 13 RI cities and towns, including Newport, have continued using First Southwest/Hilltop Securities, the firm sued by the state over the failure of 38 Studios. According to Donnis, Newport is among 13Rhode Island communities that have used Hilltop as a
NEWPORT – Though our news continues to be free to read, we are asking you to purchase a membership at What’sUpNewp today and here’s why. It’s no secret that the newspaper business is undergoing a huge transformation (if not dying), and the uncertainties are endless. But a few things are clear: newspapers aren’t providing the coverage
A new farmers market is coming to Newport next week. The Newport Health Equity Zone and the Aquidneck Community Table have announced that on July 11 they will launch the North Side Community Market. Located at Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter Street, the new Community Market will run every Tuesday through August 29, from 2:30
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Melville Pond in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. People should also be careful not to
It was just about a perfect night as you could ask for on Tuesday when the City of Newport hosted their 2017 Fourth of July Firework Display. The $27,000 display was shot off from the Point at Fort Adams and What’sUpNewp was there to capture it all on Facebook Live. If you missed us live, you can
Guitar Donation Presented in Honor of Newport Festivals Foundation’s Producer Emeritus, Bob Jones The Claiborne Pell Elementary School After-School Guitar Club has something special to look forward to when the new school year begins in the Fall. In honor of Producer Emeritus Bob Jones and his nearly six decades with the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Newport Festivals
Seastreak has announced that they have canceled the Newport to Providence Ferry’s last departure of the day from Providence and Newport on Tuesday, July 4th. The cancellations of the 9:30 pm ferry departing Providence and 10:45 pm ferry departing Newport due to the Providence fireworks display. The departures are canceled due to the fireworks display in Providence Harbor.
Fireworks are an American tradition. According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, backyard displays are expected to be at an all time high this year. “Consumers should purchase fireworks from a reputable company, check local and state laws and read all instructions before use. The fireworks industry has made great progress in improving quality
The City of Newport will set off its traditional fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4 over Newport harbor, with a rain date of Wednesday, July 5. The fireworks show, which is set off from the North Lawn of Fort Adams State Park, begins after it is dark enough for the show to be seen which is anticipated to be 9:15
The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th with over 200 attendees. The free concert featured the area renowned quartet performing for two hours on the House’s porch along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening Spouting Rock Beach, also known as Bailey’s Beach, in Newport for swimming on Friday afternoon. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts since Wednesday. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement will be conducting increased patrols from Friday – Sunday and monitoring for boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A former U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Sailor was honored in a ceremony on Naval Station Newport Friday as the 25th Military Woman of the Year for the State of Rhode Island. Operations Specialist 1st Class Takeyia Brandon, who recently transferred to Bahrain, earned the annual award from Military Women Across the Nation, Ocean State
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts, the notification was made on Thursday, June 28th. The beach is also known as Bailey’s Beach. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.