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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

Common Fence Music will kick off its Winter/Spring 2018 season with shows featuring Latin artists

Continuing to celebrate their 25th year of presenting folk and world music concerts to Aquidneck Island and East Bay communities, COMMON FENCE MUSIC kicks off its Winter/Spring 2018 season with shows featuring Latin artists at both their Portsmouth and Warren, RI venues. On Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm, Boston-based Brazilian/American folk group SÓ SOL bring their vintage Tropicalia-meets-Americana sound to the CFM Warren Sessions

Unit in Tower at Carnegie Abbey sells for $925,000

Lila Delman Real Estate has announced that Unit 1201 located in the Tower at Carnegie Abbey, named as the “Westerly”, sold for $925,000 on January 31, 2018. This is the third sale in the Tower that Lila Delman has participated in within the last nine months. Lila Delman Real Estate was both the listing and the

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

Senator Seveney introduces legislation that would ban possession of ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic weapons

Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would ban ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic firearms. A bump stock is an attachment that allows the shooter to fire a semi-automatic weapon with great rapidity. It replaces a rifle’s standard stock, freeing the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly, harnessing the

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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

Waterfront home in Portsmouth sells for $1.67 million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of 15 Hammel Court in Portsmouth, the waterfront property recently sold for $1.67 million. Alex Thursby, Sales Associate in Lila Delman Real Estate’s Newport office represented the seller of this exceptional waterfront property. This marks the third-highest sale in Portsmouth year-to-date, according to data from the

Waterview home in Portsmouth sells for $1.162 million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of 56 Strawberry Lane in Portsmouth for $1,162,500 million. Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and the selling company for the transaction. Alyce Wright and Courtney van Beuren, Sales Associates, represented the seller and Kendra Toppa, Manager of Lila Delman Real Estate International’s

EFC Newport casts historic vote, prepares to open new doors in Newport County

Newport, RI -Senior Pastor Paul Hoffman announced on What’sUpNewp’s Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport on Monday, December 11th that EFC Newport would be expanding their geographical boundaries in Newport County in the coming year. At their October 29, 2017 annual congregational meeting, EFC Newport members cast a historic vote to expand their geographical

Common Fence Music to host The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing-along Spectacular

Portsmouth, RI – Common Fence Music has announced that The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing-Along Spectacular will be taking place on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8 pm. Doors will open at 7 pm. The concert will take place at Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Tickets to the show are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets

Common Fence Music to host ‘The Suitcase Junket’ in concert on December 15th

Portsmouth, RI – COMMON FENCE MUSIC has announced that it will be presenting the unique Americana one-man band THE SUITCASE JUNKET in concert on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Warren and Cape Cod-based indie folk artist JODIE TRELOAR SAMPSON will open the show. Doors will open at 7pm. The concert will take place at Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren, RI. Tickets to the show

This Weekend in Newport: Live music, comedy and entertainment listings

Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing, and entertainment this weekend in and around Newport! *Unless otherwise noted, the venue is located in Newport. Friday, November 10th Casino Theater: Extensions Dance Company Concert at 8 pm Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at

Kindergarten Is Coming: Explore Sea Rose Montessori on November 5th

Meet Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School’s experienced teachers and connect with parent-founders and families at Sea Rose Montessori’s open house Sunday, November 5, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. The open house is free and those wishing to attend should register at sea-rose-montessori-co-op-school-nov-2017-open-house-tickets to ensure sufficient activity supplies for visiting children. “Sea Rose Montessori’s

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