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The latest: COVID-19

VIDEO & RECAP: Governor’s COVID-19 Briefing – July 8 at 1 pm

Providence, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during...

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

Rhode Island began implementing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from any state with 5% or greater positivity...

Here’s the status of major Newport County events in 2020

What's Up Newp has compiled the following list of major events that have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Newport stepping up social distancing measures at Easton’s Beach

By City of Newport The City of Newport is advising beachgoers ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to...

The latest: 2020 Election

Chris Semonelli announces candidacy for House District 72

Middletown resident Chris Semonelli today shared the following announcement regarding his intent to run for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 72.

Rachel Hussey running for Third Ward seat on Newport City Council

Newport resident Rachel Hussey this evening announced her candidacy for the Third Ward Seat on Newport City Council. Hussey...

Who’s running for office in Newport County? List of local and state candidates is here

Newport, RI - The 2020 election season is officially underway, as candidates for local, statewide, and legislative seats begin to file their...

Paul Marshall announces candidacy for Third Ward seat on Newport City Council

Paul Marshall today announced his candidacy for Newport City Council Third Ward. Marshall provided the following statement to What's...

Hugo DeAscentis announces candidacy for Newport City Council First Ward

Newport, RI - Lifelong Newport resident Hugo DeAscentis today officially announced his candidacy for the First Ward seat on Newport City Council.

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The Latest: News

VIDEO: Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) Graduation

Newport, RI - Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) Graduation on July 9, 2020, at Naval Station Newport.

Naval Engineering Education Consortium addresses Navy’s technology needs at 10 warfare centers

Story by Public Affairs Office, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport NEWPORT, R.I. — A brochure highlighting 50 Naval Engineering...

In light of ruling, Sen. Euer and Rep. Kazarian call for passage of RI law protecting birth control coverage

Providence, RI - The sponsors of legislation to protect access to birth control in Rhode Island railed against today’s Supreme Court decision...

RECAP & VIDEO: Newport City Council Meeting – July 8

Newport City Council hosted a Council Meeting on Wednesday in person for the first time since March. The meeting was open to...

Jazz Camp at Newport going virtual July 26-31

Newport, RI - Salve Regina University today announced that high school-aged musicians will have the opportunity to learn from experienced industry professionals,...

The Latest: City & Government

In light of ruling, Sen. Euer and Rep. Kazarian call for passage of RI law protecting birth control coverage

Providence, RI - The sponsors of legislation to protect access to birth control in Rhode Island railed against today’s Supreme Court decision...

RECAP & VIDEO: Newport City Council Meeting – July 8

Newport City Council hosted a Council Meeting on Wednesday in person for the first time since March. The meeting was open to...

VIDEO & RECAP: Governor’s COVID-19 Briefing – July 8 at 1 pm

Providence, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during...

Representative Cortvriend to host special guests during upcoming ‘Talks with Terri’ virtual events

Today, Representative Terri-Denise Cortvriend (District 72 - Middletown, Portsmouth) announced special guests will join her for her upcoming 28th, 29th, and 30th...

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

Rhode Island began implementing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from any state with 5% or greater positivity...

Operation Safe Summer: Police in Middletown, Portsmouth announce effort to combat speeding and reckless driving

Portsmouth and Middletown Police yesterday announced a coordinated effort by both agencies to combat speeding and reckless operation of motor vehicles on the roadways...

The Latest: Things To Do

The Latest: What's Up Columns

Influencing the Influencers

As a member of the state Senate or state House of Representatives winning not only your election, but one of the coveted...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Nobody Knows I’m Here”

Despite its Chilean setting and origin, director Gaspar Antillo’s debut film Nobody Knows I’m Here (Nadie Sabe Que Estoy Aquí in the...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

John Lewis has some advice for you… “Get into trouble, good trouble,” he recommends. The 80-year-old Congressman and longtime...

Showcase Cinemas re-opening Friday, July 3

By Showcase Cinemas Norwood, MA, - Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, announced today...

Gerry Goldstein: A family not lost for words

It’s at this time of year that Emma Lazarus, whose New Yorker parents maintained a summer home in Newport, gets a lot...

The Latest: People & Profiles

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Keith Stokes

Keith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group, will join us to discuss the recent effort to advance Black History for...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with RI Solidarity Fund

Newport, RI - The Rhode Island Solidarity Fund has brought together 6 community-led relief efforts to offer a one-stop option for community...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Joe Louis Walker, Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner

Newport, RI - Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner who has a career...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Henry ‘Rick’ Lombardi Jr.

Middletown Town Councilor Henry ‘Rick’ Lombardi Jr. has announced his candidacy for Rhode Island House District 74 (Jamestown, Middletown).

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Casby Harrison

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Casby Harrison, Owner of Harrison Law Associates and former Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Bruce Sundlun, will join...

The Latest: Local Obituaries

Obituary for Manuel Richard White

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Manuel R. White Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his...

Obituary for Robert “Bob” M. Whitehead

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Robert "Bob" M. Whitehead of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on July...

Obituary for Vivian L. Silvia

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Vivian L. Silvia, 93, formally of Middletown passed away at...

Obituary for Howard Gardiner Cushing, Jr.

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Howard Gardiner Cushing, Jr. died peacefully in his home, in...

Obituary for Barbara Ellen Bartow Raposa

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. On Sunday, May 3, 2020, Barbara Ellen Bartow Raposa, loving wife...

The Latest: Opinion

Letter: Make data out of trash

Newport, I need your help. As you well know, litter is a common sight on our streets and on our shorelines. Dunkin...

Letter: Extreme disappointment with the six members of the Middletown Town Council

We join our fellow Citizens Exploring School Unification (CESU) members in expressing our extreme disappointment with the six members of the Middletown...

Letter To The Editor: Toxic wastes found on Waites Wharf are a threat to the health of Newport residents

By Newport Waterfront Alliance Toxic Chemicals Recently Found in Waites Wharf  In the next few weeks,...

NAACP Newport County Branch issues statement on passing of former Newport Mayor Paul Gaines

We send our deepest sympathies to the family of the Hon. Paul l. Gaines, Sr. upon his recent passing.

Op-Ed: One has to wonder if the last-minute ruling by Middletown Town Council reflects incompetence or deliberate obstruction

Submitted by Gregory M Huet, CAPT, USN (Ret.) In response to CESU President Richard Adams’ recent letter to the...

The Latest: Dine & Drink

Newport Vineyards introduces their estate-grown garden, The Vineyard Garden

Middletown, RI - Something new has been growing in the fields at Newport Vineyards and it’s not just the vines. For nearly...

Brewery of the Month: “The Guild” Ranks High on the Local Scene

After a quarantine respite, our “Brewery of the Month” column returns for July. Going forward, we’ll visit a different local establishment regularly...

What’s Up on the Newport County Food Scene: July 6

Newport, RI - Here’s the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! Have something that you’d like to...

Dine & Drink: Restaurant news and a look at what to eat and drink this week

Here’s the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! Have something that you’d like to see added here...

Mission to close Newport location, expand in Middletown

Newport, RI - The Mission Group today announced that they will have permanently closed their Mission location at 29 West Marlborough Street...

Hammetts Hotel opens on Friday

 Hammetts Hotel, Main Street Hospitality’s newest addition to its management portfolio, will open on Friday, June 26. Centrally located on America’s Cup...

The Latest: Sailing & Sports

Newport Polo to host Vanderbilt Cup on July 11

The Newport International Polo Series will host the Vanderbilt Cup Presented by Vanderbilt International Properties on Saturday, July 11 at 5 pm, in a rivalry that...

Newport Polo to host Independence Cup on Saturday

The Independence Cup will return this Saturday, July 4 at 5pm in the Newport International Polo Series, setting the stage for a friendly 6-chukker rivalry between political foes...

CCRI Athletic Department names 45 student-athletes to its Honor Roll with 34 earning prestigious NJCAA Academic Honors

Courtesy of CCRI Warwick, RI – The Community College of Rhode Island’s Athletic Department named 45 student-athletes to the...

Newport Collegiate Baseball League launches

By Michael Falcone, Commissioner Summertime normally calls for hitting the beach, having cookouts with friends and family, and enjoying...

Newport Polo will host Davitt Classic on Saturday

Portsmouth, RI - The Davitt Classic replaces USA vs. Argentina this Saturday, June 20 at 5pm in the Newport International Polo Series, to the pleasure of a loyal...

Newport Polo opens 29th Season on schedule

With a mere 48 hours remaining in the countdown to Opening Day, Newport Polo received the official go ahead that they and...

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