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FirstWorks to Present Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Livestream Dec. 12th

FirstWorks presents Christmas as calamity with Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce…Pandemic! on December 12 at 7pm. This livestream event is pay what...

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in Newport County and Rhode Island

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Newport County and Rhode Island, What's Up Newp has launched a new COVID-19...

What’s Up in Newport County this week: Nov. 23 – 29

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week, November 23 - 30, 2020.

Handel and Haydn Society and WGBH Partner to Offer “Handel’s Messiah for Our Time”

Boston, MA  November 20, 2020 -- Handel’s Messiah, one of the most beloved holiday traditions, begins with the phrase “Comfort ye my...

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

British director Steve McQueen, likely best known to American audiences for his Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave, is set to...

What’s Up this weekend in Newport County: Nov. 20 – 22

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County this weekend, November 20 – 22, 2020.

Business owners frustrated with upcoming restrictions on gyms, group fitness

Significant changes in Rhode Island - via "Rhode Island on PAUSE" - will take effect on Monday, November 30 and extend...

Six Picks: Music Streaming This Weekend – Rickie Lee Jones, Patty Griffin and The Dirty Knobs

Friday: The Dirty Knobs, led by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), present an album release show tonight at 8PM....
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FirstWorks to Present Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Livestream Dec. 12th

FirstWorks presents Christmas as calamity with Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce…Pandemic! on December 12 at 7pm. This livestream event is pay what...

What’s Up Newp Would Like To Know: How do you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving?

In just a few days we’ll be “celebrating” Thanksgiving. We put that in quotes, because for so many it will be...

Historic estate in Little Compton sells for $4.5 million

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty this week announced the sale of 5 Ohio Road for $4,500,000.

Letter | Navigating Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 this Holiday Season

While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be...

Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce hiring Business Outreach Specialist

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new member to join their dynamic team. The prime candidate would...

Friends of former teacher, Island Books step up with significant donation to Middletown Schools

By Matt Sheley, Town of Middletown  Schools rely on volunteers and the kindness  of the community itself...

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in Newport County and Rhode Island

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Newport County and Rhode Island, What's Up Newp has launched a new COVID-19...

What’s Up in Newport County this week: Nov. 23 – 29

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week, November 23 - 30, 2020.

City of Newport to host Holly Jolly Drive-Thru, Gingerbread House Competition, and Santa’s Holiday Ride

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the City of Newport today announced via a press release that it is gearing up...

Senate hosting coat drive for homeless, public asked to drop off winter gear at State House

By Rhode Island General Assembly On the day after Thanksgiving each year, the State House lawn becomes...
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Corvese bill would establish a procedure for filling a Lieutenant Governor vacancy

via Rhode Island General Assembly STATE HOUSE – Rep. Arthur J. Corvese today announced he will file...

Rhode Island to enter a two-week “pause” beginning November 30

During her weekly COVID-19 press briefing today, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Rhode Island will be taking a two-week...

2020 Newport Illuminated Boat Parade has been canceled

The 23rd Annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade is another event that has been forced to cancel this year due to COVID-19...

Will Dailey to Play Livestream Friday as part of Boch Center’s Ghost Light Series

Singer/songwriter Will Dailey will take center stage at the Wang Theatre for a performance on the Boch Center’s music television series The...

Bowen’s Wharf to host 50th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting virtually on December 5

The Bowen’s Wharf Merchants Association will host a reimagined 50th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 5th, 2020. Due to the circumstances...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in Newport County and Rhode Island

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Newport County and Rhode Island, What's Up Newp has launched a new COVID-19...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island: The latest data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island

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...

Senator DiPalma, Representative Tobon will call for stronger small business support at a virtual press conference on Monday

Senator Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) and Representative Carlos E. Tobon (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket) will host...

Rhode Island Department of Health launches ‘Public Health Out Loud’ podcast

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is launching a podcast this week – Public Health Out Loud – as a new platform...

Business owners frustrated with upcoming restrictions on gyms, group fitness

Significant changes in Rhode Island - via "Rhode Island on PAUSE" - will take effect on Monday, November 30 and extend...

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Portsmouth Middle School to host drive-thru Winter Wonderland on December 13

By Portsmouth PTO On December 13,  from 4 to 6 pm the PTO and Middle School will...

Restaurant community urges Rhode Islanders: ‘Follow the Rules’ during holiday season

By Rhode Island Commerce With Thanksgiving and a busy holiday season approaching, local restaurant owners are calling...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island: The latest data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island

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...

Salve Regina University: RI’s higher education CIO’s will join global cybersecurity experts in virtual forum Dec. 2

By Salve Regina University Chief Information Officers representing seven of Rhode Island’s higher education institutions will be...

Obituary | Anna V. (Vargas) Moitoza

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Anna V. (Vargas) Moitoza, 91, of Portsmouth, passed away...

Obituary | Albert Monteiro

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Albert Monteiro, 87, of Newport, passed away on November...

Obituary | Alice M. (Barish) DeVine

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Alice M. (Barish) DeVine, age 87, of formerly of...

Obituary | Edith M. (Taylor) Trainor

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Edith M. (Taylor) Trainor, age 99, passed away peacefully...

13th Annual Singing For Shelter goes virtual, will feature 20 ‘living room concerts’ involving 50 musicians

Singing For Shelter, the annual Christmas concert featuring Newport-area musicians raising money for local homeless shelters, is going virtual this year.

Newport Music Festival names Gillian Friedman Fox its new executive director

The board of directors of the Newport Music Festival announced on Sunday that it has appointed Gillian Friedman Fox as the organization’s new executive director....

Common Fence Music to present Samoa Wilson in a virtual concert on December 13

Common Fence Music will present Samoa Wilson, dynamic vocalist and song-stylist, in an online concert on Sunday, December 13 at 7:00...

Columns

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

British director Steve McQueen, likely best known to American audiences for his Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave, is set to...

Hygge at Home in Newport — Week 1

Hygge at Home in Newport is a weekly column celebrating comfortable, calm, and charming indoor experiences. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a...

Brian C. Jones: A call to “The Registry” – and how that went

Since this is about a phone call to The Registry, you’re thinking it’s going to be bad, although perhaps not as...

Just My Opinion: With the holiday season almost upon us, businesses finding ways to survive

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, as is Black Friday, as is Small Business Saturday, as is Cyber Monday, and a holiday season that...

Gerry Goldstein: No lions and tigers, but bears and other oddball visitors

When a cuckoo is spotted in Rhode Island, you’d think any columnist who ignores the opportunity for wisecracking is a rare bird,...

Tiny Kitchen Magic: It’s (Lentil) Soup Season!

I absolutely love this time of year. I prefer sweaters over shorts.  I prefer falling leaves over sweat falling from my body. ...