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April 26, 2017

Tyler’s Two Cents

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thank You Jason…

“All good things must come to an end,” is an idiom that we are all familiar with.  Penned by Chaucer in the late 1380’s, this quote has come to serve as a constant in understanding that nothing can last forever.  Although translated more often in a negative connotation, the statement should be followed with rhetoric

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thanksgiving Eve

Welp, it’s here, the most anticipated drinking day of the year, Thanksgiving Eve. Tonight is the night where you have the opportunity to reconnect with old friends that are back in town for the long holiday weekend. {Editor’s Note:  Unlike the majority of Tyler’s editorials, this one is meant to be playful and fun. For

Tyler’s Two Cents: Please End Local Violence

This week has been tumultuous to say the least.  The chaos and confusion stemming from Tuesday’s Presidential Election results have caused a significant amount of unrest across the country.  Last night, protests erupted into violent acts of mayhem throughout a number of cities across the United States seemingly leaving us less united than ever anticipated.

Tyler’s Two Cents: “The List” 

If you’ve ever worked behind a bar in Newport, Rhode Island, you’ve answered these questions before. “Where do I go?”  “What do we do?”  “Where do we eat?”  It’s like clockwork.  I find myself making a list for guests almost on a nightly basis in the summertime, which I actually enjoy doing contrary to popular

Tyler’s Two Cents: The True Meaning of Community

There are many things that make Newport a great place to call home. My previous editorials have examined many of these benefits from sunsets to sandy beaches, but today’s is perhaps the most important. When considering all the blessings and resources that Aquidneck Island has to offer, the most superlative of these is our sense

Tyler’s Two Cents: Let’s Talk About Cliff

It’s pretty crazy that in this big scary world with all that’s going on in politics and national news that a coyote can drum up so much attention and controversy here on Aquidneck Island.  For those of you not prone to keeping up on local news, a juvenile coyote nicknamed “Cliff” has made himself comfortable

Tyler’s Two Cents: Oysters, Rhode Island’s Hidden Gem

Over the past decade, a renewed interest in oysters and aquaculture has bolstered a revival in the local industry.  Rhode Island’s pristine coastal waters and salt estuaries serve as ideal growing locations for these popular bivalves and over 50 farms across the state are now in the market of farming and distributing.  Aquaculture is overwhelmingly

Tyler’s Two Cents: Every Dog Has Its Day

 Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every week on What’sUpNewp this summer. In 2010, while I was in my junior year at Providence College, I rescued a Pit bull puppy from an unlicensed dog breeder in the Chad Brown housing projects.

Tyler’s Two Cents:  Grand Ma, Shorties & Stories

 Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every week on What’sUpNewp this summer. If I had a nickel for every time I was asked “what’s with all the Grand Marnier?,” I’d be comfortably retired by now.  The spirit’s presence in Newport is

Tyler’s Two Cents: Bypassing Broadway

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. Beginning this week, another cycle of construction and rearrangement will begin on Broadway.  At first when I read that a new traffic pattern was planned for the next few

Tyler’s Two Cents: Litter Bugs

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. This past Saturday night as I was leaving work, three young ladies and a young man were seated on the front stoop of Midtown eating Subway sandwiches and pizza.

Tyler’s Two Cents: Help! It’s Yelp…

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you probably have heard of Yelp and TripAdvisor. These two crowd-sourced review based companies are extremely prevalent in

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Tyler’s Two Cents: Meter Maid Raid

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes for these editorials.  Today’s comes in the form of a 3×6” piece of lime green paper with the words “parking violation” as the

Tyler’s Two Cents: Broadway, the Soul of the City

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. It’s easy to write a research article, it’s much more difficult to write an editorial.  There’s never enough words to express a true summation of thoughts, especially about an interesting

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