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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...

Unsung Heroes: Katie Imswiler

Citizens throughout the state are rapidly mobilizing in all sorts of creative, innovative and unexpected ways to help the fight against COVID-19....

Unsung Heroes: Rebecca Killian

Editor’s Note: What’s Up Newp and What’s Up Rhode Island are asking readers to nominate unsung heroes from the community during this COVID-19 crisis. Rebecca...

Unsung Heroes: Jenni Field

Editor's Note: What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island are asking readers to nominate unsung heroes from the community during this...

COVID-19: We want to hear about the ‘unsung heroes’ during these tough times

To say that we're living in a unprecedented time would absolutely be an understatement. Most businesses are closed, the healthiest option for...

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 joins #GivingNewsday in wake of COVID-19 for a Global Day of...

What's Up Newp is joining #GivingTuesdayNow to bring awareness to the impact of quality locally owned, independent journalism and to receive the...

Publisher of The New York Times: Support local journalism like What’s Up Newp

In observing World Press Freedom Day — Sunday, May 3 — the publisher of the New York Times is urging readers and...

Reflections on one month of social distancing

Today marks one month that I’ve been practicing social distancing, though it feels like much longer. I returned home from a weekend...

What’s Up Newp awarded grant to support COVID-19 coverage

What's Up Newp is pleased today to announce that we have won a grant from Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network.

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...

Jamestown Arts Center to host screening of ‘Tyrus’

The following was written by Jamestown Arts Center. The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announces Tyrus film Screening on Thursday,...

Newport Public Education Foundation names 2018 Noreen Stonor Drexel Award recipients

The Newport Public Education Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that...

On This Day In Newport History: July 17, 1954 – First Newport Jazz Festival...

Photo of 1954 Newport Jazz Festival via Newport Jazz Festival The first Newport Jazz Festival, known as the First Annual American Jazz Festival, was held...