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DEM conducting annual habitat management work at Beavertail State Park, other areas across RI

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced brush cutting, mowing, and removing invasive plants at management areas and state lands across...

Today in Newport – Feb. 20: Weather forecast and things to do

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport today. Weather Forecast Today:Increasing...

Seamen’s Church Institute supports Rhode Island Coast Guard with more than $10k in donations

During the recent government shutdown, Seamen’s Church Institute solicitated donations to support Rhode Island’s U.S. Coast Guard members and their families. In just...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Fort Adams Trust releases 2019 calendar of events

The Fort Adams Trust today announced its calendar of events for the 2019 season.  According to a press...

What’s Up in Newport: Things to do, live music, entertainment, and more (Feb. 19 – 25)

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. Tuesday, February 19th

The 25 U.S. Presidents That Have Visited Newport, RI Since 1781

(This story was originally published on September 2, 2015.) With President's Day here, we got to thinking - "just how many of U.S. Presidents have...

WUN’s Ryan Belmore appears on The Rhode Show

Ryan Belmore, Owner, Publisher, and Editor of What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island, joined The Rhode Show on WPRI on...

Kristen Coates store on Bowen’s Wharf to close, Jason & Co moving in (Updated)

Kristen Coates, a store that has sells "arts and objects for the well-curated home", announced on Tuesday that they would be closing...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #59: Valentine love stories begin in The-City-By-The-Sea

There are many people who this past Monday had no idea that this week they were about to become engaged.  For marriage,...

THINGS TO DO

DINE & DRINK

Provencal Bakery opens cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway (Updated)

Provencal Bakery announced today on Facebook that their newest location at 311 Broadway is now open! Provencal tells...

Super Bowl 53: Local restaurants, bars hold events, specials

Here's who we've confirmed is doing something "special" on this Super bowl Sunday. Check back often as...

Newport Restaurant Group will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of menu specials

The Newport Restaurant Group (NRG), a collection of nine unique restaurant concepts throughout Rhode Island, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a selection...

Preview of upcoming events, activities at Hotel Viking

Following their several day closure due to the gas outage last week, Hotel Viking has announced they have reopened and has made...

Gurney’s to offer Super Bowl themed bits and cocktails this weekend

Gurney’s Newport will be a great place to cheer on the New England Patriots for the biggest football game of the year, offering...

Restaurants, businesses, and hotels open during gas shutdown

The following is a list of businesses and restaurants that are open, it will be updated as we receive more information from...

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Fort Adams Trust releases 2019 calendar of events

The Fort Adams Trust today announced its calendar of events for the 2019 season.  According to a press...

DEM conducting annual habitat management work at Beavertail State Park, other areas across RI

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced brush cutting, mowing, and removing invasive plants at management areas and state lands across...

Seamen’s Church Institute supports Rhode Island Coast Guard with more than $10k in donations

During the recent government shutdown, Seamen’s Church Institute solicitated donations to support Rhode Island’s U.S. Coast Guard members and their families. In just...

City of Newport releases report on Newport Harbor Mooring Ordinance Study

The City of Newport released the Newport Harbor Mooring Ordinance Study on Tuesday. According to the report, this study...

Gas Outage: Emergency SBA Loans now available to Newport businesses

Businesses affected by the recent natural gas outage are now being offered Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small...

Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry unveils new operating model

Working under a new operating model unveiled for Rhode Island’s Official Flagship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island...

Clean Ocean Access honored for public access efforts as it releases quarterly report

Clean Ocean Access (COA) recently released its quarterly Public Access Report detailing the safety and status of 50 public rights-of-way across Aquidneck...

Obituary for George Anthony Mendonsa

George Anthony Mendonsa, age 95 passed away February 17, 2019 in Newport, RI, two days before his 96th Birthday. George was born...

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

Letterman favorite, Nick Griffin, brings his comedy to Gurney’s Friday night

Nick Griffin could have become a stock broker like his father, except for the booze run in college, and the bar, the...

What’s Up in Newport: Things to do, live music, entertainment, and more (Feb. 19 – 25)

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week. Tuesday, February 19th

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,...

This Weekend in Newport – Feb. 16 – 17: Weather forecast and things to do

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend. Saturday, February 16th

Newport Art Museum becomes an official screening location for Providence Children’s Film Festival

The Newport Art Museum has announced that they are please to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF),...

REAL ESTATE

Mainstay Hotel sells for $14.34 million (UPDATED)

The Mainstay Hotel, located at 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road in Newport, has sold for $14,340,000, according to Lila Delman Real Estate. David Lawrence, Lila Delman...

Preview of upcoming events, activities at Hotel Viking

Following their several day closure due to the gas outage last week, Hotel Viking has announced they have reopened and has made...

Bellevue Group relaunches as the Newport Living Group, adds three new team members

The Bellevue Group has re-named itself the Newport Living Group and added three new team members. The boutique team of five within...

Gurney’s debuts Wellness Retreats

Continuing their commitment to wellness, Gurney’s Resorts has debuted “Wellness Retreats,” a brand new fitness-focused program each month, offering hotel guests the opportunity to stick to...

Million Dollar Listing: Waterfront home in Tiverton fetches $1.38 million

The waterfront home set on four acres in Tiverton, located at 115 Nanaquaket Road, has sold for $1,380,000. Offering panoramic water views,...

PEOPLE & PROFILES

New playground brings Forest Avenue Elementary School even closer together

A dynamic new playground is going in at Forest Avenue Elementary School, according to Forest Avenue Elementary School Parent Teacher Group...

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...

HEALTH, FITNESS, SAILING & SPORTS

Kevin Winterrowd named Manager of the 2019 Newport Gulls

Kevin Winterrowd has been promoted to manager of the 2019 Newport Gulls after serving as the team’s pitching coach the past two seasons,...

RI Kickball is recruiting players

RI Kickball, Newport's adult kickball league, is looking for individuals who are 21+ to join a few established teams who are looking...

Sail Newport partners with America’s Cup Challenger

New York Yacht Club American Magic, a U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced Sail Newport as a Sailing Community...

Newport Gulls: 2019 Schedule Released

The Newport Gulls released their 2019 schedule today. Press Release from the Newport Gulls - 2019 Schedule Released

BUSINESS

Kristen Coates store on Bowen’s Wharf to close, Jason & Co moving in (Updated)

Kristen Coates, a store that has sells "arts and objects for the well-curated home", announced on Tuesday that they would be closing...

Provencal Bakery opens cafe, wholesale bread location at 311 Broadway (Updated)

Provencal Bakery announced today on Facebook that their newest location at 311 Broadway is now open! Provencal tells...

Governor Raimondo to speak at upcoming Newport County Chamber of Commerce event

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Governor Gina Raimondo will be their next guest in their "Politics & Pancake...

Hospitality Association undertakes survey to determine gas crisis economic losses

With gas restored and businesses back up and running, officials are now trying to sort out the real costs of the week-long...