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The latest: COVID-19

Watch: Governor Raimondo’s Weekly COVID-19 Press Briefing | August 12

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 12th...

Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 data by city, town

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today released newly updated data on the number of people COVID-19 tested and the number...

Rhode Islanders no longer have to quarantine when visiting New York and Connecticut

Connecticut and New York on Tuesday removed Rhode Island from their travel advisory lists. The two states, as well...

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...

The latest: 2020 Election

What’s Up Newp’s Voter Guide: Newport City Council

With less than three months to the General Election, and even less to the Primary Election, What's Up Newp begins its comprehensive...

Newport City Council candidates respond to questions from Alliance for a Livable Newport

To assist Newport voters in the upcoming Primaries (September 8) and General Election (November 3), the Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN)...

Election 2020: Our plan, and Newport City Council Race, Ward 1

With less than three months to the General Election, and even less to the Primary Election, What's Up Newp begins its comprehensive...

Representative Cortvriend to host a talk with Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on August 5

Portsmouth, RI - Representative Terri-Denise Cortvriend recently announced that she will host her 30th "Talks with Terri" with special guest Nellie Gorbea,...

Election 2020: Connecting What’s Up Newp readers with the candidates

Newport, RI - By all accounts, COVID-19 will make campaigning particularly difficult this year, and so Election 2020 is certain to be...

The Latest: News

RIDOH recommends closing Bailey’s Beach for swimming due to high bacteria levels

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) this afternoon recommended closing Spouting Rock Beach (also known as Bailey’s Beach) in Newport for...

Composting on Aquidneck Island now even easier with new drop-off locations

Middletown, RI - The Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI) Project – project of the Middletown-based non-profit, Clean Ocean Access –...

What’s Up Newp’s Voter Guide: Newport City Council

With less than three months to the General Election, and even less to the Primary Election, What's Up Newp begins its comprehensive...

Newport City Council candidates respond to questions from Alliance for a Livable Newport

To assist Newport voters in the upcoming Primaries (September 8) and General Election (November 3), the Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN)...

Watch: Newport City Council Meeting | August 12

Newport, RI - Newport City Council will host a Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will...

The Latest: City & Government

Newport City Council candidates respond to questions from Alliance for a Livable Newport

To assist Newport voters in the upcoming Primaries (September 8) and General Election (November 3), the Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN)...

Watch: Newport City Council Meeting | August 12

Newport, RI - Newport City Council will host a Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will...

Watch: Governor Raimondo’s Weekly COVID-19 Press Briefing | August 12

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 12th...

Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 data by city, town

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today released newly updated data on the number of people COVID-19 tested and the number...

Watch: WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools

Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, will join What's Up Newp at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 12th to discuss...

Rhode Islanders no longer have to quarantine when visiting New York and Connecticut

Connecticut and New York on Tuesday removed Rhode Island from their travel advisory lists. The two states, as well...
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The Latest: What's Up Columns

Brian C. Jones: Rhode Island’s Victory Day holiday is worth keeping – just not happily

I had just turned 3 when World War II ended on Aug. 14, 1945, a hugely important moment in human history that...

Gerry Goldstein: Wisdom, Straight from the horse’s….

Since my title on our hobby farm in Rhode Island's Apple Valley is executive vice president/manure management, I know a thing or...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “She Dies Tomorrow”

She Dies Tomorrow, the new film from writer-director Amy Seimetz, begins by frustrating its audience. The first few minutes closely follow the...

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

An official re-release of the Bob Marley biopic Marley is cause for celebration. The film, originally released in 2012, is out on...

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

Early responses to The Rental, the directorial debut of actor Dave Franco, have been interestingly divided. While movies often do better with...

The Latest: Real Estate

What Sold: 17 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions | Aug. 4 – 11

Newport, RI – Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week. Aquidneck Island real estate sales and...

Aquidneck Island Open Houses: 14 homes to tour this weekend

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

What Sold: 32 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (July 28 – August 4)

Newport, RI – Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week. Aquidneck Island real estate sales and...

What Sold: 22 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (July 13 – 21)

Newport, RI – Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week, July 13 - 21, 2020. Aquidneck...

What Sold: 19 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (July 7 – 13)

Newport, RI – Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week, July 7 - 13, 2020. Aquidneck...

The Latest: Local Obituaries

Obituary for William F. Faria

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. William "Billy" Faria, age 52, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away...

Obituary for Walter J. Martin

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Walter passed away peacefully at home on Friday August 7, 2020....

Obituary for Michael Francis Janik

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Michael F. Janik, 65, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away at...

Obituary for Roger Joseph Cormier

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Roger Joseph Cormier, 81, of Newport, RI, passed away on Saturday,...

Obituary for Shirley Fay Araujo

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Shirley Araujo, 71, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on August...

The Latest: Opinion

Jeanne-Marie Napolitano: Local control of bridges would be in the best mutual interest of our communities

To the Editor Recently, Governor Raimondo expressed an interest in consolidating all bridges in the state currently under the...

Rep. Cortvriend: ​Urgent action needed to serve adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest the areas and populations that were already struggling, since they had the fewest resources for adaptation...

Op-Ed: It’s time to end gender discrimination in health care premiums

By V. Susan Sosnowski and William J. Conley, Jr. On February 11, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed legislation,...

Guest View: The many ways to vote in Rhode Island

By Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) A democratic government cannot function without citizens’ participation.  It is an important...

Obituary for Dorothy Marie Baich

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Dorothy Marie Baich, 85, of Middletown, passed away on July...

The Latest: Dine & Drink

Newport Creamery on Bellevue Avenue closed until Spring 2021 due to COVID-19

Newport, RI - Awful awful news for Newport Creamery fans. The Newport Creamery located at 181 Bellevue Avenue...

RIDOH issues compliance order to ten restaurants, bars for failing to comply with COVID-19 directives

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it has issued compliance orders to ten restaurants and bars so far...

Bar ‘Cino, Smoke House, and Avvio Ristorante now offering family-style feasts for backyard gatherings

Newport Restaurant Group today announced that it is offering a selection of family-style feasts for takeout and delivery from Bar ‘Cino and Smoke House in Newport...

The Clubhouse opens at Cardines Field

Once a hotspot for baseball fans and Aquidneck Island locals alike, Mudville Pub was a staple next to Historic Cardines Field. The...

Ragged Island Brewing Company gets o.k. to operate a limited series of beer gardens at its future home

The Town of Portsmouth's Zoning Board of Review last night unanimously approved Ragged Island Brewing Company's special use permit to operate a...

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...

The Latest: Sailing & Sports

Ida Lewis Distance Race: Record-breaking number of entrants for summer favorite

The Ida Lewis Distance Race presented by Jeanneau America and scheduled for Saturday, August 15, has a record-breaking 74 entries, indicating how much sailors are itching to...

Newport Polo to host ‘Hurricane Cup’ on Saturday

The Newport International Polo Series will host the Hurricane Cup on Saturday, August 8 at 5pm, as the home team faces its next rival...

Aquidneck Land Trust will host its annual golf tournament on September 14

Middletown, RI - Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) will host its eighteenth annual golf tournament on Monday, September 14, at Newport National Golf Club...

Newport Polo to host Newport vs Boston on Saturday

Portsmouth, RI - The Newport International Polo Series will host Newport vs. Boston on Saturday, August 1 at 5 pm, as the home team...

Gerry Goldstein: The other ‘Curse of the Bambino’

Baseball players wearing masks, a shortened season, empty seats in the stands, a key Red Sox pitcher getting sick.

Ten CCRI Student-Athletes named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

Warwick, RI - The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) announced today that ten student-athletes from their school have qualified as National...