As the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center prepares to open for its 150th anniversary in 2018 – we want to hear from you! World-class performances, speakers, educational programming, special events and more…what would you like to see on our stage? Want to tell us more? Broadway theater, world dance, jazz and classical, indie artists,
The recent violence in Charlottesville, racial tension across the nation and the current state of national politics has ignited (or reignited) a debate in State Houses, City Halls, Town Halls and in neighborhoods across the United States about monuments in local communities.Confederate-era and other controversial figures New York City, Buffalo, San Jose, San Francisco, Detroit and several
It’s just about one month until the Democratic primary and two months from the Special Election fo fill the Senate 13 (Newport, Jamestown) seat that was long occupied by Teresa Paiva Weed. There are currently four Democrats, one Republican, one Independent and one Green Party candidate running for the seat. If you haven’t had any
There may be no one meal, appetizer or dish people look forward to more when they come to Newport than a cup or bowl of chowder. Perhaps far too often we’re asked “Who has the best ______?” or “Where should we go for ______?” and often it has to do with seafood, and in particular
President Trump has called the media the “Enemy of the American People,” while the media fights back, emphatically saying that it is “not the enemy.” President Trump and those around him in the White House refer to any negative news as “Fake News,” while being called out for false representation of certain situations or making
In a recent poll, WhatsUpNewp readers overwhelmingly showed their support for proposed legislation that would make Roe v. Wade, which upholds a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, the law in Rhode Island, even if overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. More than 84 percent of the nearly 400 readers responding to the poll, voted yes
How is the City Of Newport doing with snow removal and plowing on city streets? Take our poll, and then let us know in the comments what the situation is on your street.
(Photo by Kevin Jarrett) With snow on the way, we can’t help but wonder…where is the best place to go sledding and tubing on Aquidneck Island? We’ve gone to our loyal readers and followers for their snow expertise and have compiled this list – Best Places To Go Sledding and Tubing on Aquidneck Island. We want
In Washington, the mood of the country is changing. President Donald Trump has nominated a conservative to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, and the president has avowed his opposition to abortion, saying he would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade. He has already taken certain steps: “… Donald Trump has withdrawn funding from the
Well, we’re well into 2017 already – memories are being made. But most of all, we’re entering a year of great uncertainty on a national level, with considerable ramifications for states and local communities. We’re wondering how you view the year ahead.
While some legislators and city and town officials from Providence to Newport explore ways to curb panhandling in Rhode Island, many of you, in a WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhode Island poll, have made it clear that you want to see panhandlers disappear from city and town street corners. Overwhelmingly you said that panhandlers pose a safety
Ask area residents what they hope happens to the Newport Grand property, and they’ll likely tell you it should be retained as some sort of recreation, tourist or entertainment center. It’s a question that will need to be answered, as Newport Grand’s owners, Twin River Management Group, prepares to move the slots parlor to Tiverton,
As most of you know, panhandling has become an issue for some in elective office in Newport. Now, it’s becoming an issue statewide as two legislators are preparing to introduce legislation that could essentially eliminate panhandling. As in Newport, the two legislators believe it’s a safety issue.
During this holiday season most of us are inundated with requests from charitable organizations – all hoping to get you to make that last minute tax-deductible contribution before year’s end.
Massachusetts voters just voted against lifting the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. Rhode Island has debated similar issues. Those opposed to expansion of charter schools fear they will syphon money from public schools. Teachers’ unions also oppose charters, fearful of the loss of funds to public education and charter school
We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll be sending an important message to decisions, from your local city or town government to federal elected officials. Related Stories: November 10, 2016 – UPDATED: A Grand Goodbye – Casino Will Leave
We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll be sending an important message to decisions, from your local city or town government to federal elected officials. With the holiday season upon us, we’re interested to measure whether shoppers will
This has been among the most contentious election in memory. We wonder how this election has shaped your confidence in government at all levels.
Whether you’re a fan of the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish or somewhere in between, the most important part of NFL and College Football season is the food, drinks, and atmosphere. Read our recent list of the best places to watch NFL and College Football in Newport, RI. “] This story/poll
On August 10th, Newport City Council will receive a “Request For City Council Action” from the City Manager and Newport Fire Department that will ask the city council to accept the 2016 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Award for the procurement of a new Fire & Rescue Boat. Many residents have voiced concern or support
With all the talk state-wide recently on the subject of tourism, we have been looking at how the City Of Newport markets itself and what can possible be done better. What nickname best resembles all that Newport has to offer? What do you use? What should we all as locals, tourists, residents and the city,
It seems like almost everyday that we are approached and asked “Who has the best _____ in Newport?” or “Where is the best place for _____ in Newport?”, often times you can most fill in the blank with seafood, lobster roll, chowder and oysters. One of the most common requests and asks is for pizza, locals
Three City Council members will introduce a Resolution at the May 25th Newport City Council meeting that will construct an ordinance to phase out the use of disposable plastic bags in Newport. The “Single Use Plastics” Resolution, which was introduced by Councilor’s John Florez, Naomi Neville and Lynn Ceglie, would call on the City Administration,
Newport will welcome the new format of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) from May 30th through June 4th. The 2016 World Match Racing Tour stopover in Newport will take place within yards of the shoreline at Fort Adams State Park and will be open to the public with no admission fee. Spectators will be able to watch