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Today In Newport – December 16th: Weather forecast and things to do

Weather: Today -Rain. High near 42. Northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 34...

Today In Newport – December 15th: Weather forecast and things to do

Weather: Today -Areas of drizzle before 3pm. Areas of fog between 1pm and 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a...

Senators Whitehouse, Reed, Markey, and Warren urge consensus between the Offshore Wind and Fishing Industries

Today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to the Bureau...
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ARTS & CULTURE

Team One Newport and CK Bradley to hold Warehouse Sale on Saturday to benefit Sail Newport

On Saturday, December 15, from 10 am to 5 pm, Team One Newport and CK Bradley will hold a Super Savings Warehouse...

Newport Art Museum announces 91st Annual Winter Speaker Series

The 91st Annual Winter Speaker Series launches with the ever-engaging Darrell West, whose position at the Brookings Institution affords him access to the National political scene from the inside.

Fun, Interesting, Famous and Memorable Quotes About Newport, Rhode Island

{Photo via Frank G. Harris (1885)/Wikimedia Commons} Newport, RI has inspired many writers, celebrities, musicians and creative minds over the last several hundred years. While there's never any...

Newport Wellness Week returns in January

Newport Wellness Week, a week-long celebration of mind, body and spirit, returns January 19-25, 2019. Featuring a diverse array of wellness events,...

Newport Art Museum announces call for entries for 2019 Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition

The Newport Art Museum will be accepting work for jurying for the Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition on January 12 (10 am - 4...

The Newport Art Museum’s Faculty & Student Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale opens during Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum's Art After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor's Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, December 13 from 5 - 9...

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DINE & DRINK

Provencal Bakery opening cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway

Provencal Bakery and Cafe is expanding. The Middletown-based bakery has announced that they will be moving their wholesale bread...

Seamen’s Church Institute invites public to join them for their free Annual Christmas Breakfast

Seamen’s Church Institute has announced that they will host their Annual Christmas Breakfast from 9 am to 11 am on Christmas morning. ...

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for...

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

Christmas Day in Newport, believe it or not, will be here before you know it. For some of you, the thought of cooking at home, traveling, or...

OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: Castle Hill Inn, Bouchard Restaurant & Inn among the ‘100 Best Restaurants in America’ in 2018

Newport, RI - Today, OpenTable revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018, according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved...

Daily deals, specials, and offers at Newport restaurants (Updated)

Newport, RI - Looking for cheap eats or dining deals in and around Newport? Here are some of the best cheap eats, happy hours,...

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LIVING IN NEWPORT

MLK Community Center’s Executive Director Marilyn retires, Heather Hole Strout succeeds her

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has announced a change in executive leadership. Longtime Executive Director Marilyn Warren has retired...

Now Hiring: 65+ job opportunities in Newport right now

Time for a new part-time gig, new full-time job or a new career? Start your job search right here, there are more...

Towerhill Associates joining Innovate Newport

The effort to transform one of Newport’s former elementary schools into a hub for entrepreneurs is coming into focus, as Innovate Newport...

Gurney’s adding an outdoor ice skating rink

The City of Newport might not go without an outdoor ice skating rink this winter after all. According to...

Provencal Bakery opening cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway

Provencal Bakery and Cafe is expanding. The Middletown-based bakery has announced that they will be moving their wholesale bread...

Op-Ed: Failed RICAS results and high school start times

This op-ed was written by Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter). I think it would be an understatement...

Bike Newport donates 46 bikes during EBCAP-sponsored community toy distribution

All year round, people bring outgrown and otherwise unused bikes to Bike Newport’s community bike project – where they receive a little...

Clean Ocean Access volunteers remove 145 pounds of debrit from Gull Cove

On Saturday, December 8th, Clean Ocean Access held its last beach cleanup of the year at Gull Cove in Portsmouth, RI, best...

SOLUTIONS

Affordable Housing: The solution wrests in our “Political Will”

This is the final story in WhatsUpNewp’s in-depth look at affordable housing in Rhode Island. Of course, we'll continue to follow up on leads...

HousingWorks Fact Book provides data as conversation shifts to economic benefits of affordable housing

(Note: Over the last few weeks WhatsUpNewp has been exploring affordable housing issues. Last Friday, HousingWorksRI released its annual Fact Book, providing a detailed...

New research shows housing affordability continues to evade many Rhode Islanders

The 2018 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI (HWRI) at Roger Williams University reveals that housing affordability remains a critical problem across the state...

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC

Newport Folk Festival 2019 lineup announcements

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival's lineup announcement is easily the most awaited of any festival in Rhode Island, Southern New England,...

Newport County live music and entertainment listings (Dec. 11 – 17)

Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week.

Some of the best Christmas films are coming to the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater this month

Buddy The Elf, Clark Griswold and George Bailey are all coming soon to the big screen in Newport. Along with their great regular programming, Jane...

Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular coming to Portsmouth High School

Common Fence Music is very excited to bring back THE SWEETBACK SISTERS’ COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SINGALONG SPECTACULAR! on Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 7 pm at Portsmouth High School Auditorium, 120...

Newport County live music and entertainment listings (Dec. 4 – 10)

Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week. Please Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the...
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REAL ESTATE

Archi-TEXT : Old Newport at Christmas

Washington Square was at the heart of colonial-era Newport and this important district was anchored by two structures: the Brick Market and the Old...

Million Dollar Listing: Folly House in Jamestown sells for $3.75 million

Jamestown, RI - Lila Delman Real Estate has announced that the “Folly House” at 30 Bay View Drive in Jamestown has recently sold for...

Million Dollar Listing: Waterfront cottage in Jamestown sells for $3.75 million

Jamestown, RI - Offering over 3,500 square feet of living space and seven bedrooms, the historic, waterfront cottage at 30 Bay View Drive, known...

Newport native gets prestigious new role at Randall Realtors

Charlestown, RI - The Randall Family of Companies, New England’s coastal real estate specialists with 35 offices and more than 650 agents across RI, CT...

Million Dollar Listing: Water view home in Jamestown fetches $1.05 million

Jamestown, RI - Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the sale of 283 Highland Drive in Jamestown for $1,050,000. Nancy Cresser, Lila Delman Sales...

PEOPLE & PROFILES

What’s Up Radio – #6: Roy Lauth previews 48th Annual Christmas In Newport

The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport gets underway on Saturday, December 1st with an official opening ceremony in Washington Square at 5 pm. Roy Lauth,...

What’s Up Radio: A conversation with Newport Mayor-elect Jamie Bova

Newport, RI - The voters spoke on November 6th and elected their new City Council, and now the new City Council has spoken and...

What’s Up Radio – November 12th: Veterans Day, Newport’s million dollar neighborhoods, and more

Newport, RI - Another edition of What's Up Radio is here. We start off the conversation reminding people that this (What's Up Radio) is a...

What’s Up Radio: The War and Treaty

After an amazing and beautiful debut performance at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival in July, The War and Treaty return to our area for...

HEALTH, FITNESS, SAILING & SPORTS

Representative Abney wins Sail Newport’s President’s Award

Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) was honored by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s public sailing center, with the group’s President’s...

Newport Wellness Week returns in January

Newport Wellness Week, a week-long celebration of mind, body and spirit, returns January 19-25, 2019. Featuring a diverse array of wellness events,...

Registration opens for 2019 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon

Newport, RI - Registration is open for the 2019 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, October 13th, 2019....

Record-breaking results from 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

The latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which started in Alicante, Spain in October 2017 and finished in The Hague in the Netherlands...

BUSINESS

Towerhill Associates joining Innovate Newport

The effort to transform one of Newport’s former elementary schools into a hub for entrepreneurs is coming into focus, as Innovate Newport...

Gurney’s adding an outdoor ice skating rink

The City of Newport might not go without an outdoor ice skating rink this winter after all. According to...

Provencal Bakery opening cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway

Provencal Bakery and Cafe is expanding. The Middletown-based bakery has announced that they will be moving their wholesale bread...

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for...