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Child & Family seeks volunteers to be ‘Friendly Visitors’ for elders

Child & Family seeks volunteers for its “Friendly Visitors” program, an outreach to senior residents in need who live in Newport County.  The goal of the program is to provide homebound seniors opportunities for socialization and companionship. Volunteers and elders enrolled in the program will be pre-screened for compatibility, such as having similar vocations or

Weather-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans

Newport, RI – Here’s the latest information and snow-related cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans throughout Newport County and Rhode Island. Scroll down past listings for helpful information on parking bans, snow & ice removal, weather restrictions on bridges and more!   What To Know: Parking Bans in Newport What to do and know during a

Newport experiences official ‘blizzard’ conditions on Tuesday

A blizzard occurred today at several locations across southeastern  New England, according to the National Weather Service. A preliminary summary of Blizzard Conditions from the National Weather Service this afternoon announced blizzard criteria were met in Newport starting at 8:50 am. The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow reduced visibility to below

Latest Winter Storm Forecast: Tuesday, March 13th

Newport and most of Rhode Island will see 12″+ of total snow accumulation on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. For the latest cancellations, delays, and parking bans, visit Weather-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans. The latest National Weather Service forecast for the Newport area is as follows (last update 6:53 pm); Tonight Snow


What’sUpNewp Radio #87: David Hanos and Ray Gomes, Newport School Committee

Ray Gomes, Vice Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, and Dave Hanos, Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the confusion behind the scheduling of Parent-Teacher Conferences and more. During the program, it was, in fact, confirmed that the Teachers’ Association of Newport

NUWC Division Newport’s impact on economy more than $1 billion in 2017

The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport reached $1.17 billion in 2017, according to a new report issued by NUWC Division Newport Public Affairs. Of its total operating budget, $909.8 million was spent by NUWC Newport in payroll, construction, facility support, and local contracts. The command is the largest federal

Filming for ‘Anastasia’ movie will take place in Newport beginning March 12th

Look for camera crews, actors, and actresses in Newport beginning March 12th in and around Newport. Steve Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, made the following announcement on Facebook today that filming would take place in Newport for Anastasia,  an upcoming “live-action fantasy-adventure based on the legend of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova”;

What’s happening this weekend in and around Newport: March 9 – 11

Discover all that’s happening and to do in and around Newport this weekend! Of Note – Spring Newport Restaurant Week is now underway until March 11th. Newport Restaurant Week is the best time to check out restaurants in Newport and Bristol Counties with over 50 participating restaurants and fixed-price menus. Occurring every spring and fall, it’s your chance to enjoy

Podcast: John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island

John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, joined me on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK to discuss important voting and ethics issues before the General Assembly, and issues of transparency at the local level. Specifically, he talks about bills that would allow for early voting, require independent redistricting, and reforming the

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