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The latest: COVID-19

Watch Live: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Briefing | July 1

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

Newport International Boat Show cancelled

Newport, RI - Newport Exhibition Group today confirmed with What's Up Newp that public guidance for COVID-19 has compelled the cancellation of...

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.

Visitors to Rhode Island from 20+ states will have to quarantine or be tested beginning Tuesday

A new quarantine order for travelers from more than twenty states comes with the arrival of Phase 3 of Reopening RI on...

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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Watch Live: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Briefing | July 1

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

NAACP Newport County Branch to host Fourth of July commemoration at Patriots Park

Portsmouth, RI - The Newport County Branch- NACCP will host a Fourth of July commemoration and celebration of the birth of our...

National Art Recognition to Newport Public Schools’ Art Educator, Diane Sheehan

By Newport Public Schools Congratulations to Diane Sheehan, Art Educator and Arts Supervisor at Newport Public Schools on the selection of her artwork for the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Virtual Exhibition. Her artwork was thoughtfully reviewed by a panel of jurors and selected for display from among a record-breaking 614 peer submissions. In its call for submissions, NAEA received works from 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Australia, British Columbia, France, Kuwait, Ontario and Quebec. Jurors selected 92 works for the 2020 NAEA Virtual Exhibition. This exhibit features artworks created by NAEA’s vibrant a professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting a portion of the tremendous skill and vision of members worldwide. In addition to being art educators, many NAEA members are exhibiting artists as well. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAEA transitioned to a completely virtual exhibition for the safety of its members and the public. NAEA appreciates the value of Diane Sheehan’s creative practice in forming excellence in teaching and learning. Her artwork, titled “Mother and Child Reunited” is a 3- Dimensional lost wax bronze casting. This exhibit exemplifies NAEA’s mission to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding by advancing visual arts education.

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley steps down after 24 years

Visionary Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley will step down from office on June 30, after nearly a quarter of a century at the helm of the...

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.

Newport International Boat Show cancelled

Newport, RI - Newport Exhibition Group today confirmed with What's Up Newp that public guidance for COVID-19 has compelled the cancellation of...

The Latest: City & Government

Watch Live: Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Briefing | July 1

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

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.

Visitors to Rhode Island from 20+ states will have to quarantine or be tested beginning Tuesday

A new quarantine order for travelers from more than twenty states comes with the arrival of Phase 3 of Reopening RI on...

Governor Raimondo announces Phase 3 of Reopening RI will begin on June 30th

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

What’s Up Newp Live Stream: Governor Raimondo, RIDOH press briefing on COVID-19

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

Watch & Recap: Newport City Council Meeting | June 24th

Newport City Council hosted a regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. Here's what was...

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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...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Story of Fire Saga”

One of the earliest scenes in Will Ferrell’s newest movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, encapsulates both its greatest...

Brian C. Jones: Let’s not change Rhode Island’s name, it’s a reminder of our key role in American slavery

If ever there was a time to rip the words “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official name, this would seem to be...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things”

How did a young woman labeled an “ungovernable, shaggy street kid” become the “First Lady of Song?” A new...

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 Ralph W. Perry

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Ralph W. Perry, 93, of Portsmouth, RI, died at home on...

Obituary for Kathleen M. Viera Beaudoin

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Kathleen Viera Beaudoin, 65, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away at home,...

Obituary for Ronald G. Corriveau

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Ronald Guy Corriveau, 64, of Newport died in his home...

Obituary for George Francis O’Hara Jr.

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. George Francis O'Hara Jr., 94, of Newport, passed away on Sunday,...

Obituary for Armando J. “Nap” Napoli

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home Armando John Napoli (affectionately known as “Nap”), 95, of Newport,...

The Latest: Opinion

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...

Obituary for Paul L Gaines

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Paul L. Gaines Sr. passed away at his home in Newport,...

Op-Ed: The City of Newport and the rest of the state lost a true friend and champion when Paul L Gaines Sr. died

While many of us enjoyed a personal friendship with the Hon. Paul L. Gaines, Sr., the whole City of Newport and the...

Op-Ed: Middletown Town Council thwarts voter initiative

Written and submitted by Citizens Exploring School Unification Citizens Exploring School Unification (CESU) was shocked and dismayed by the...

The Latest: Dine & Drink

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...

Brenton Hotel introduces new culinary leadership team

Newport, RI Andy Ross, managing director of the Brenton Hotel, the new 57-room luxury boutique hotel on the harbor in Newport, RI, opening in July...

Bar ‘Cino expanding in Washington Square

Newport, RI - Just one year after opening, Newport Restaurant Group's Bar 'Cino is expanding in Washington Square. The...

Newport Restaurant Group now offering delivery service from Bar ‘Cino, Smoke House, and Avivo

Newport Restaurant Group today announced that three of their properties, Bar ‘Cino and Smoke House in Newport and Avvio in Cranston, have...

The Latest: Sailing & Sports

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...

Newport Polo gets state ok – to open on schedule

This story was originally published at 7:02 pm on June 5th, it has been updated. The ponies will...

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...

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