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Positive Cases In Rhode Island Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island May 30th: RIDOH reports...

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

Newport County restaurants offering take-out, delivery, outdoor dining (Updating)

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Newport County’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 28: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in...

CVS Health opens 10 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Rhode Island

Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health will open 10...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 27: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 26: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode...

Newport City Council host COVID-19 workshop on Tuesday, will host regular council meeting on Wednesday

It will be a busy week for the Newport City Council. On Tuesday at 4:30 pm, Newport City Council...

Newport City Council to consider resolution that would require pedestrians to wear masks at all hours on downtown streets

Newport City Council is considering expanding cloth mask regulations on some of its downtown streets. A resolution introduced by...

MLK Center prepares to reopen education programs

(From the MLK Center updates) After 10 long weeks of coping with the coronavirus, we are beginning to "dip...

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All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 28: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in...

CVS Health opens 10 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Rhode Island

Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health will open 10...

Representative Lauren Carson announces she will run for reelection

Rhode Island State House Representative Lauren Carson announced this morning that she will run for reelection for her seat representing Newport in...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

The Vox Hunters will perform a free live-stream concert for Common Fence Music on June 21

The Vox Hunters, will perform a free Livestream concert for Common Fence Music on Sunday, June 21, at 7pm. The concert can...

Recap: Newport City Council Meeting

On Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Newport City Council hosted a regular council meeting. Here's the full video and a recap of the...

RIDE approves Newport school project

With considerable concern about the state’s ability to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in school construction projects, the Rhode Island Department...

The Latest: Rhode Island

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

What’s Up Interview: Poster Artist Peter MacPhee Shares Quarantine Poster Coloring Pages

Portsmouth artist Peter MacPhee has been designing noteworthy posters for nearly 30 years, building a name for himself in the music world...

Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

RI Children’s Entertainer Greg Lato to Release “Create My Own World” July 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 28: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in...

CVS Health opens 10 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Rhode Island

Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health will open 10...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...
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Jane Pickens Announces Upcoming Films in Virtual Screening Room

Like many independent theaters, the Jane Pickens Film and Events Center in Newport is facing serious financial challenges due to the CCOVID-19...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: Our churches are re-opening

Yes, our churches will re-open this weekend!  People are anxious to return to public worship. The long several month...

Frank Prosnitz – Just My Opinion: We owe them

We owe them. They stormed the beaches at Normandy – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. They fought battles...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Lovebirds”

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up...

Brian C. Jones: What can one person do in troubled times? The dishes

You probably remember the news  President Trump made a few days ago – he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he’s championed...

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Jane Pickens Announces Upcoming Films in Virtual Screening Room

Like many independent theaters, the Jane Pickens Film and Events Center in Newport is facing serious financial challenges due to the CCOVID-19...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

What’s Up Interview: Poster Artist Peter MacPhee Shares Quarantine Poster Coloring Pages

Portsmouth artist Peter MacPhee has been designing noteworthy posters for nearly 30 years, building a name for himself in the music world...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

RI Children’s Entertainer Greg Lato to Release “Create My Own World” July 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

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What’s Up Interview: Poster Artist Peter MacPhee Shares Quarantine Poster Coloring Pages

Portsmouth artist Peter MacPhee has been designing noteworthy posters for nearly 30 years, building a name for himself in the music world...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

Easton’s Beach set to open for the season June 4th

The City of Newport today announced plans for a limited reopening of Easton’s Beach beginning Thursday, June 4th. Beachgoers...

RI Children’s Entertainer Greg Lato to Release “Create My Own World” July 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release...

Jamestown Newport Ferry season opens on June 6th

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., operator of the Jamestown Newport Ferry service, announced today that it will resume ferry and cruise operations on...

The Vox Hunters will perform a free live-stream concert for Common Fence Music on June 21

The Vox Hunters, will perform a free Livestream concert for Common Fence Music on Sunday, June 21, at 7pm. The concert can...

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Newport County restaurants offering take-out, delivery, outdoor dining (Updating)

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Newport County’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve...

Newport restaurants struggle to limit the environmental impact of take-out

Restaurants in the Newport area are trying to ensure that their growing dependency on take-out meals does not generate more plastic and...

Phase II of Reopening RI expected to start June 1, indoor dining, hair salons, and gyms to reopen

During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Governor Raimondo said that her intention is to move to Phase II of Reopening RI...

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Hotel Viking reopen

Two more of Newport's most popular hotels have reopened for guests and dining. Hotel Viking began accepting reservations for hotel stays...

Sweet Berry Farm will open for 40th season on Friday

Sweet Berry Farm enters its fortieth season when it opens to the public on Friday May 22nd at 9 am. While the...

Onne van der Wal and family launch Pop-Up Dining Room to support local restaurants

Over the last 72 hours, Newport social media has been buzzing about The Pop-up Dining Room, a mobile dinner space launched by...

People & Profiles

What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director of Red Sox Foundation

For Bekah Salwasser, a Brown University graduate and former professional soccer player and now executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, the...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Dr. James McDonald, Rhode Island Department of Health

Dr. James McDonald from the Rhode Island Department Of Health will join us on this edition of WUN-ON-ONE on Tuesday, May 19th...

What’s Up Podcast: Caitlin Frumerie, executive director of Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

The headline reads "During the Covid-19 pandemic, nowhere is safe for homeless people." That is as valid in San Francisco and London as it...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Lt. Governor Dan McKee

Lt. Governor Dan McKee joins us to chat about the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses in Rhode Island, to...

What’s Up Podcast: Suzanna Laramee, president and chief executive officer, Newport Music Festival

To many, the Newport Music Festival, the chamber music festival in the city’s mansions, is the stepchild of the city’s folk and...

What’s Up Podcast: Heather Strout, executive director, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, culture of their...

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What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director of Red Sox Foundation

For Bekah Salwasser, a Brown University graduate and former professional soccer player and now executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, the...

Newport Polo remains hopeful it will not have to cancel its season

With less than three weeks to its scheduled first match on June 6, versus Switzerland, Newport Polo remains on hold and hopeful...

2020 International Tennis Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Hall of Fame Open cancelled

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Induction Ceremony and the Hall of Fame Open, the annual ATP Tour tournament...

New England Collegiate Baseball League cancels 2020 Season

The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) announced last last night that its board of directors, comprised of executives from its 13...

Newport Polo hopes governor accepts its proposal that would change the experience for spectators and players

Polo is hoping that a proposal it gave to Governor Raimondo a few days ago will allow the popular event to hold...

Tennis Hall Of Fame: Regular execution of the Hall of Fame Open and Induction Ceremony in July will not be possible

In light of Governor Gina Raimondo’s announcement this week regarding large events in Rhode Island this summer, the International Tennis Hall Of...

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