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The latest: COVID-19

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...

RIDOH, Providence College responding to an outbreak of COVID-19 among off-campus students

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Providence College today announced that they are responding to an outbreak of COVID-19 among...

COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research

Charles M Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Timothy Ford, University of Massachusetts Lowell An international, multi-billion-dollar race is underway to develop a...

Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemic

Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst Just like a fresh piece of fish, vaccines are highly perishable products and must be kept at...

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The Original 9, Lleyton Hewitt among seven tennis greats named to ballot for 2021 induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

By International Tennis Hall Of Fame Fifty years ago this week, nine brave women took a stand against a...

Island Moving Company announces performance dates ground-breaking new dance film, repertory series productions in Newport & Bristol

By Island Moving Co. Island Moving Company, (IMC) Newport’s classically trained, contemporary ballet company, announces performance dates for both...

Special exhibit by E.A. Kahane to open at the Newport Historic Spring Site

The Newport Historic Spring Leadership Committee today announced that they will host a special photography exhibit by Newport resident and acclaimed photographer...

Rhode Island political world mourns death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Friday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due...

Restore Rhode Island Grant Program to expand on September 22

Rhode Island Commerce today announced that the Restore Rhode Island grant program expansion will launch tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22. This new round will feature...

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LIVE ON WUN: Lagging Census; Treasuer Magazine and R.I. Kids Count discuss what’s at risk for Aquidneck Island and R.I.

As Rhode Islanders’ response rate to the critical 2020 Census lags behind the national average for the count now ending one month...

Things to do this week in Newport County: September 21 – 27

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week, September 21 - 27, 2020.

Award Winner Children’s Author/Musician Greg Lato to Perform at Garden City Gazebo Friday 9-25

RI based author/musician/storyteller Greg Lato will present a special socially distanced musical storytime Friday featuring his children’s book TRY and music from...

On This Day In History – September 21: Hurricane of ’38 hits Newport

Newport, RI - Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the New England Hurricane of '38, one of the deadliest hurricanes in New England history. The...

What’s Up Newp’s Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport City Council

This year's Newport City Council race is among one of the most competitive races that we've seen in recent years.

Concert Recap and Photos: Neal & the Vipers Rock Askew

RI music royalty hit the streets outside Askew Saturday night when Neal & the Vipers tore through a blues-rock set in front...

The Latest: Newport County

Speaker Mattiello introduces bill to allow restaurants to sell takeout alcohol through the end of 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the restaurant industry, Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has introduced...

Now Hiring: 100+ job opportunities available in and around Newport right now

If you’re looking for a job in or around Newport, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at who’s hiring right now.

LIVE ON WUN: Looking Ahead At The General Election: A convo with Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (Sept. 25 at 10:30 am)

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will join What's Up Newp at 10:30 am on Friday, September 25th to provide us with everything...

Tiverton Public Library releases list of programs that adults can enjoy in October

The following is a list of library programs that adults can enjoy in October. Through November

LIVE ON WUN: Newport City Council Meeting (Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm)

Newport City Council will host their next (virtual) Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23. At...

LIVE ON WUN: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing (Sept. 23 at 1 pm)

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd...

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The latest: 2020 Election

LIVE ON WUN: Looking Ahead At The General Election: A convo with Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (Sept. 25 at 10:30 am)

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will join What's Up Newp at 10:30 am on Friday, September 25th to provide us with everything...

Letter To The Editor: It’s time for someone new in Ward 3

Every age group in Newport has its dedicated volunteers that help make our city a place of pride for residents and tourists. ...

2020 Voter Guide – Candidate Profile: Leonard Katzman, Portsmouth Town Council

Leonard Katzman, 61, Director of Business Development at Brown University for 13 years, is running for a third term on the Portsmouth...

What’s Up Newp’s Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport City Council

This year's Newport City Council race is among one of the most competitive races that we've seen in recent years.

2020 Voter Guide – Candidate Profile: Stephanie Winslow, Newport School Committee

As we approach what promises to be among the most intriguing and important general elections in recent memory, WhatsUpNewp will be exploring...

The latest: Videos

LIVE ON WUN: Newport City Council Meeting (Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm)

Newport City Council will host their next (virtual) Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23. At...

LIVE ON WUN: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing (Sept. 23 at 1 pm)

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd...

LIVE ON WUN: Lagging Census; Treasuer Magazine and R.I. Kids Count discuss what’s at risk for Aquidneck Island and R.I.

As Rhode Islanders’ response rate to the critical 2020 Census lags behind the national average for the count now ending one month...

What’s Up Newp’s Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport City Council

This year's Newport City Council race is among one of the most competitive races that we've seen in recent years.

Live on What’s Up Newp: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing

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

The Latest: Outside Newport County

The Latest: Things To Do

The Latest: What's Up Columns

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Devil All the Time”

Adapting a book for the big screen can be a tricky process. People often talk about film adaptations in terms of faithfulness...

Tiny Kitchen Magic: Pasta alla Puttanesca

Well, hello there Newport. My name is Jay. I’m a lifelong eater.  I am also a (mostly) self-taught cook. In this monthly...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

 I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the latest work from filmmaker Charlie Kaufman adapted from Iain Reid’s novel of the same name, is...

Gerry Goldstein, cell phone millionaire

In these disturbing times it's comforting to know that one has friends who can be relied on to come through when the...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President”

In my recent interview with music writer and retired MTV Executive Bill Flanagan, the Warwick native explained how the new film Jimmy...

The Latest: Local Obituaries

Obituary for Juan Jose Rodriguez Gonzalez

Reenv: San guayaba Palencia Guatemala 15 de Septiembre fecha inolvidable pues el señor Jesucrito llamó a su presencia a Juanito Rodriguez Quien...

Obituary for Allan Whyte Manuel

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Allan Whyte Manuel, age 90, died Saturday, September 19 at John...

Obituary for David J. “Dave” Bagnall

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. David J. "Dave" Bagnall, 67, of Newport, passed away on September...

Obituary for Thomas William Byrne

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of...

Obituary for Ann Bowditch Canole Twomey

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Ann Bowditch (Canole) Twomey of Newport, Rhode Island passed away...

The Latest: City & Government

Speaker Mattiello introduces bill to allow restaurants to sell takeout alcohol through the end of 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the restaurant industry, Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has introduced...

LIVE ON WUN: Looking Ahead At The General Election: A convo with Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (Sept. 25 at 10:30 am)

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will join What's Up Newp at 10:30 am on Friday, September 25th to provide us with everything...

Restore Rhode Island Grant Program to expand on September 22

Rhode Island Commerce today announced that the Restore Rhode Island grant program expansion will launch tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22. This new round will feature...

LIVE ON WUN: Newport City Council Meeting (Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm)

Newport City Council will host their next (virtual) Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23. At...

LIVE ON WUN: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Press Briefing (Sept. 23 at 1 pm)

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd...

Agenda: Newport City Council Meeting on September 23

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Newport City...
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The Latest: Dine & Drink

Speaker Mattiello introduces bill to allow restaurants to sell takeout alcohol through the end of 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the restaurant industry, Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has introduced...

Newport Restaurant Week to return November 6 – 15

It will look and feel different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Newport Restaurant Week will return this November! Restaurants...

Newport locals redefine fresh with Hoist & Crane Coffee

Back in March, we chatted with Newport residents Evan Carbotti and Ingrid Adolphs of Carbotti Experiences about...

Giusto will open on September 8th at Hammetts Hotel

Newport, RI - Giusto, the first independent restaurant concept from Chef Kevin O’Donnell, today announced its grand opening will take place on...

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival pairs with local restaurants for series of culinary experiences

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival today announced that it is expanding beyond the mansions this year, joining with several local...

Giusto names Executive Chef, General Manager & Beverage Director

Giusto, the first independent restaurant concept from Chef Kevin O’Donnell, has been abuzz as locals and visitors alike eagerly await its late...

The Latest: Sailing & Sports

Buckaroo, Gamecock hoping success in other classes will translate to the Melges IC37 at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

By New York Yacht Club The Melges IC37 class was designed to make it as easy as possible for...

The Original 9, Lleyton Hewitt among seven tennis greats named to ballot for 2021 induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

By International Tennis Hall Of Fame Fifty years ago this week, nine brave women took a stand against a...

At The Ocean Race Summits Newport, Senator Whitehouse warns we must act now on ocean health

U.S. Senator for Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse was among an engaging and diverse group of international experts and change-makers who spoke Wednesday...

Tennis Hall of Fame announces enhanced interactive fan voting experience

By: International Tennis Hall Of Fame The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) today announced the return of...

Perfect wind conditions welcome 78 competitors for the 93rd Annual Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race

Text by Kate Wilson Somers, Photo by Cate Brown. Normally, Labor Day Weekend's Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island...

Patriot, American Magic’s second AC75, lands in Auckland

By Will Ricketson, Communications Director for New York Yacht Club American Magic Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American...

The Latest: Opinion

Letter To The Editor: It’s time for someone new in Ward 3

Every age group in Newport has its dedicated volunteers that help make our city a place of pride for residents and tourists. ...

Letter: Justice Ginsburg’s presence at Touro Synagogue in 2004 reinforced the symbol of religious freedom on which Rhode Island was established

TO THE EDITOR: In 2004, Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave the keynote address at the annual George Washington Letter Reading...

Letter To The Editor: The real Third Ward dinosaur

The letter below is a response to a Letter To The Editor that recently appeared in Newport This Week on Sept 17, 2020.

Letter To The Editor: Rep. Carson’s decisions will be based on facts and science

Over six years ago I wanted to meet Lauren Carson, the new candidate running in the 75 district for the General Assembly. ...

Letter To The Editor – Chris Semonelli: Thank you to the voters of Middletown and Portsmouth

I would like to thank the voters of Middletown and Portsmouth for their patience with our signs, door knocks, emails and dog alerts ;-).  The...

The Latest: Real Estate

10 must-see open houses happening this weekend on Aquidneck Island (Sept. 18 -20)

Newport, RI – On the market for a new home? Here’s a look at what houses on Aquidneck Island you can tour...

Home on Ocean Avenue fetches $4.45 million

Lila Delman Real Estate today announced the sale of 123 Ocean Avenue in Newport for $4,450,000. George Tollefson...

What Sold: 26 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (September 8 – 15)

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week. Aquidneck Island real estate...

Home on Sea Stones Drive in Portsmouth sells for $3.32 million

A home located at 10 Sea Stones Drive recently sold for $3,320,000, according to a press release received today from Mott &...

Aquidneck Island Open Houses: 12 homes to check out this weekend

Newport, RI – On the market for a new home? Here’s a look at what houses on Aquidneck Island you can tour...