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COVID-19 Press Conference – April 5: Governor, Department of Health provide daily update

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Health will provide updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

“Huge Disaster Brewing In All Our Back Yards” – CEO of RI Developmental Disability Group Home Agency

David Reiss, CEO of the Fogarty Center, manages 18 Rhode Island group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, where all but 10...

Photo Gallery: Rhode Island State House honors COVID-19 first responders

The Rhode Island State House turned red on Saturday night to honor the first responders on the frontlines of this COVID-19 crisis. 

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

Since the arrival of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, more than 700 people have tested positive for the disease, resulting...

LIVE BLOG – COVID-19: The latest local updates

Please note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Please check back for any updates. 

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Behind The Virtual Bar with Christina Mercado – Dessert Cocktails on April 4th

What's Up Newp Live Stream continues on Saturday evening with our second installment of "Behind the Virtual Bar...

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Look For The Helpers: Restaurant owners, community come together to offer support amid COVID-19

To say the last four weeks have been unprecedented would be the understatement of the century.  For so many of us that...

The JPT Launches Virtual Screening Room

At the JPT Film & Event Center, the show must go on - virtually. On March 26th, the new JPT Virtual Screening...

COVID-19 Daily Update – April 5: 922 cases confirmed in R.I., Governor provides updates

Governor Gina M. Raimondo provided an update today on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. While reiterating the...

Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island April 5: 922April 4:...

Gerry Goldstein: Giving Elijah a pass on self-quarantine

Governor Raimondo, in her recent and charming press briefing for children, set young minds at ease about the coronavirus when she declared...

COVID-19 Press Conference – April 5: Governor, Department of Health provide daily update

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Health will provide updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

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The JPT Launches Virtual Screening Room

At the JPT Film & Event Center, the show must go on - virtually. On March 26th, the new JPT Virtual Screening...

COVID-19 Daily Update – April 5: 922 cases confirmed in R.I., Governor provides updates

Governor Gina M. Raimondo provided an update today on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. While reiterating the...

Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island April 5: 922April 4:...

COVID-19 Press Conference – April 5: Governor, Department of Health provide daily update

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Health will provide updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

“Huge Disaster Brewing In All Our Back Yards” – CEO of RI Developmental Disability Group Home Agency

David Reiss, CEO of the Fogarty Center, manages 18 Rhode Island group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, where all but 10...

Photo Gallery: Rhode Island State House honors COVID-19 first responders

The Rhode Island State House turned red on Saturday night to honor the first responders on the frontlines of this COVID-19 crisis. 

The latest on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

Look For The Helpers: Restaurant owners, community come together to offer support amid COVID-19

To say the last four weeks have been unprecedented would be the understatement of the century.  For so many of us that...

The JPT Launches Virtual Screening Room

At the JPT Film & Event Center, the show must go on - virtually. On March 26th, the new JPT Virtual Screening...

COVID-19 Daily Update – April 5: 922 cases confirmed in R.I., Governor provides updates

Governor Gina M. Raimondo provided an update today on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. While reiterating the...

Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island April 5: 922April 4:...

Gerry Goldstein: Giving Elijah a pass on self-quarantine

Governor Raimondo, in her recent and charming press briefing for children, set young minds at ease about the coronavirus when she declared...

COVID-19 Press Conference – April 5: Governor, Department of Health provide daily update

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Health will provide updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

“Huge Disaster Brewing In All Our Back Yards” – CEO of RI Developmental Disability Group Home Agency

David Reiss, CEO of the Fogarty Center, manages 18 Rhode Island group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, where all but 10...

Photo Gallery: Rhode Island State House honors COVID-19 first responders

The Rhode Island State House turned red on Saturday night to honor the first responders on the frontlines of this COVID-19 crisis. 

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

Since the arrival of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, more than 700 people have tested positive for the disease, resulting...

LIVE BLOG – COVID-19: The latest local updates

Please note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Please check back for any updates. 

COVID-19 – April 4: 806 cases confirmed in R.I.

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided an update...

COVID-19 Press Conference – April 4: Governor, Department of Health provide daily update

Governor Gina M. Raimondo will provide updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response at 1 p.m. on Saturday,...

Just My Opinion: The challenges of COVID-19 on media coverage

When I first started writing for Whats Up Newp, I understood that while my journalism history was virtually all in print, journalism’s...

Parking bans take effect at popular beach and park areas to foil spread of COVID-19

It wasn’t much of a beach day anyway, with fierce winds and chilly showers  throughout the day yesterday, as state and local...

Newport County Virtual Tip Jar: Help support service industry workers

Over the last week or so, many of us would regularly be patronizing bars, salons, restaurants, and other businesses that have been...

RI Musician’s Virtual Tip Jar: Help Support Local Artists

The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis have devastated the local music community. On the heels on of our successful tip jar...

COVID-19 – April 3: 711 cases confirmed in R.I., announcements made on surge locations, face covers

COVID-19 Announcements Made on Surge Locations, Face Covers, and Other Topics Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD,...

Unsung Heroes: Robert Young

Like all public school districts in the state, Newport's schools were faced with unprecedented challenges when they were ordered close and shift...

DEM reminds Rhode Islanders that State Parks and Beaches are now temporarily closed

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued the following press release remeinding Rhode Islanders that state parks, beaches and campgrounds are closed...

Rhode Island, U.S. fall into recession as coronavirus rages

A Rhode Island economy that University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro described as limping through 2019, is in a recession that...
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Look For The Helpers: Restaurant owners, community come together to offer support amid COVID-19

To say the last four weeks have been unprecedented would be the understatement of the century.  For so many of us that...

Gerry Goldstein: Giving Elijah a pass on self-quarantine

Governor Raimondo, in her recent and charming press briefing for children, set young minds at ease about the coronavirus when she declared...

“Huge Disaster Brewing In All Our Back Yards” – CEO of RI Developmental Disability Group Home Agency

David Reiss, CEO of the Fogarty Center, manages 18 Rhode Island group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, where all but 10...

Just My Opinion: The challenges of COVID-19 on media coverage

When I first started writing for Whats Up Newp, I understood that while my journalism history was virtually all in print, journalism’s...

Battling COVID-19, Newport and Middletown will block parking at iconic beaches and the Cliff Walk

Following the state’s lead, Newport and Middletown said yesterday, April 1, they will close parking at some of their most iconic natural...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? (Part 3 of 3)

Part three of three of “What are you reading,” answers to a Facebook post in which I asked friends to tell me...

Arts & Culture

Look For The Helpers: Restaurant owners, community come together to offer support amid COVID-19

To say the last four weeks have been unprecedented would be the understatement of the century.  For so many of us that...

Gerry Goldstein: Giving Elijah a pass on self-quarantine

Governor Raimondo, in her recent and charming press briefing for children, set young minds at ease about the coronavirus when she declared...

VIDEO: Pell teachers parade around City by car to spread encouragement for home-bound students

If you happened to be home or traveling throughout the City on Thursday, chances are that you saw the parade of cars...

With on-ship seminar plans run aground by coronavirus, Salve students, Oliver Hazard Perry chart virtual solution

The following was written and submitted by Matt Boxler, Director of Media Relations at Salve Regina University. Their original...

St. Mary’s Catholic Church to offer drive-thru distribution of blessed palm on Sunday

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport has announced that they will be distributing blessed palms in the church parking lot at...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: Newport museums, historic attractions expand digital content

The Coronavirus may have cleared Newport’s streets and emptied our restaurants and hotels, but the city is still reaching out to visitors...

Pass The Time By

Looking to pass the time by? Give these ten fun, historic, and/or educational stories from our archives a read

Looking to pass the time by? Give these ten fun, historic, and/or educational stories from our archives a read.

Black History Month Newport: A look at 19th century black-owned businesses, business owners

Introduction: February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, an annual time to celebrate the achievements, and a...

Black History Month Newport: Places of Worship

Special to What's Up Newp | The following was written by Keith Stokes. Editor's Note: February is Black History...

Black History Month – People, Places & Events: Remembering a group of 19th and 20th Century African Heritage Leaders in Newport

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, an annual time to celebrate the achievements, and a time...

11 cozy places to eat and drink in Newport

When it's cold in Newport, sometimes you just need to go somewhere cozy. Whether you're catching up with old friends during a holiday break, enjoying dinner...

40 Facts You Might Not Know About Newport

The What'sUpNewp Crew has curated some weird, random, wonderful and fun facts about Newport, RI and Aquidneck Island. We hope you'll find them interesting...

20 Military Memorials, Monuments and Markers you should visit in Newport

These memorials, monuments, and markers throughout Newport, RI document the trials, tribulations, battles, historical events and those Newporter's lost while at a battle. We...

18 famous actors and actresses that have ties to Newport

Editor's Note - This story was originally published on November 15, 2015. It has been republished. Newport has a long history of socialites, presidents, celebrities...

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...

What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and Landmarks

Photo: Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center The streets and landmarks of Newport are rich in more than three hundred years of history, triumphs,...

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

Since the arrival of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, more than 700 people have tested positive for the disease, resulting...

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Behind The Virtual Bar with Christina Mercado – Dessert Cocktails on April 4th

What's Up Newp Live Stream continues on Saturday evening with our second installment of "Behind the Virtual Bar...

RI Musician’s Virtual Tip Jar: Help Support Local Artists

The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis have devastated the local music community. On the heels on of our successful tip jar...

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Quarantine Concert with Mel on April 3

What's Up Newp's Live Stream Entertainment Series continues on Friday, April 3rd with Music by Mel. Join us...

Food & Drink

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Behind The Virtual Bar with Christina Mercado – Dessert Cocktails on April 4th

What's Up Newp Live Stream continues on Saturday evening with our second installment of "Behind the Virtual Bar...

Newport County Virtual Tip Jar: Help support service industry workers

Over the last week or so, many of us would regularly be patronizing bars, salons, restaurants, and other businesses that have been...

Rhode Island distilleries commit operations to make hand sanitizer

Their tasting rooms are closed, but Rhode Island distillers are joining the fight against COVID-19 by repurposing distilled ethanol to produce hand...

Newport Restaurant Group launches Employee Relief Fund

Newport Restaurant Group (NRG) today announced the launch of a relief fund to provide aid to the fully employee-owned hospitality company’s more...

Midtown Oyster Bar

Real Estate

Real estate market collapsing, falling victim to COVID-19

The signs of spring are everywhere. Daffodils are blooming, tulips are not far behind. Buds are popping on trees. 

What Sold: 17 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (Mar. 25-31 )

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island last week. Aquidneck Island real estate sales and transactions on What’s Up Newp...

Purgatory Lane home fetches $3.6 million

Hogan Associates today announced the sale of 444 Purgatory RLane in Middletown. The property closed for $3,600,000 on March 26, 2020 just...

Festival Field Apartments sells for $33.25 million

Festival Field Apartments has been sold and plans are already in the works for a major rehabilitation of the property.

Bonniecrest condo sells for $1.685 million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the sale of Unit D-5 at Bonniecrest, located at 111 Harrison Avenue in Newport.

What Sold: 11 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (Mar. 5 – 10 )

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island between March 5th - 10th, 2020. Aquidneck Island real estate sales and transactions...

Local Obituaries

Obituary for Lillian R. Morais

The following originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Lillian R. (Addison) Morais, 80, of Middletown died on Saturday, March...

Obituary for Todd Gianetis

The following originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Todd Gianetis, 55, of Middletown, RI, passed away on March 30,...

Obituary for Cecelia A. Brown

The following originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Ms. Cecelia A. "Ginger" Brown, 100, of Middletown, and formerly of...

Obituary for Doris Rozilla (Rahn) Russell

Doris R. (Rahn) Russell, 79, of Newport, passed away surrounded by her family on March 25, 2020 in the Grand Islander Health...

Obituary for Esperanza “Sita” Valentine

Sita Valentine, 84, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Jose and Esperanza Feal and...

Obituary for Andrew A. Ritchie

ANDREW A. RITCHIE, 64, of Berkeley Ct, Middletown, RI passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 after a recent illness. He was the...