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Newport County live music and entertainment listings (Dec. 18 – 25)

Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week. Please Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the venue is located in Newport. Those venues that are blue/hyperlinked are our advertisers and partners. Please consider supporting them by following the link to their website/by visiting their business to enjoy their live music and […]

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List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

If you’ve come to Rhode Island from a hot spot within the 50 states or DC, you must quarantine for 10 days or provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken after arrival or within 72 hours before arrival. More information about quarantine requirements and exemptions for travelers arriving in Rhode Island is available […]

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LIVE ON WUN: A conversation with musician Nick Casey (April 19 at 7 pm)

Musician Nick Casey will join What’s Up Newp for a conversation on Monday, April 19 at 7 pm. The Nick Casey Band was founded in July 2018. Residing in the state of Rhode Island, the band consists of Nick Casey on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan Tremblay on lead guitar, Olivia Baxter on fiddle, […]

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Obituary: Pamela M. Claytor

Pamela M. Claytor, 78, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence on November 4, 1942, Pamela was the eldest of three daughters of the late Dr. John M. and Muriel (Burns) Malone. She was the devoted mother of Nathan M. Claytor. Pamela  graduated from […]

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Obituary: Fran Bowley

Frances P. (Gizzi) Bowley, age 81, of Middletown, formerly of Caswell Ave, Newport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her three children, on April 17, 2021 at the John Clarke Nursing Home. Fran was born in Newport, RI to the late James and Victoria (DeSantis) Gizzi. She grew up in Newport, graduated from Rogers High School, […]

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Live Music – Tish Adams and Evening Sky to play Pumphouse Music April 23

Live outdoor music returns to the Pumphouse in Peacedale Friday with a special outdoor show featuring a pair of top regional acts. On Friday April 23rd at 7PM, the jazz/roots/pop band Evening Sky will be performing two sets, with the second set featuring vocalist and show producer Tish Adams. They’ll be performing tunes from their […]

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Rhode Island news briefs: April 18

Rhode Island News Briefs is a regular feature of WhatsUpNewp, selecting interesting stories from around the state, gathered from various news organizations, and other sources from business, government, and non-profit organizations. April 18, 2021 Fire displaces several in Providence PROVIDENCE — A four-alarm fire at a 16-unit apartment complex on Chatham Street on Saturday afternoon displaced […]

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Weedmaps Announces “Even Higher Together” Virtual 4/20 Event featuring Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, Jhené Aiko and more

IRVINE, Calif.-Weedmaps, the premier destination for consumers to discover cannabis products and retailers, announced today its second virtual 4/20 event, “Even Higher Together,” to celebrate the holiday. Hosted by Snoop Dogg with co-headliners A$AP Rocky and Jhené Aiko, the virtual event will include appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Mike Tyson, G-Eazy, Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany, Berner, The […]

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What’s Up at the Movies: We review “Nobody”

If the financial success of Godzilla vs Kong is any indication, moviegoers are in need of some mindless entertainment, and while you won’t find me endorsing a (fundamentally misguided) argument that this year’s Oscar nominees are especially sad, I certainly share the hankering. GvK might have scratched that initial itch for many, but those who […]

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Rhode Island news briefs: April 17

We’ll be running Rhode Island News Briefs regularly, featuring interesting stories from around the state, gathered from various news organizations, and other sources from business, government, and non-profit organizations. Vartan Gregorian, former Brown President and “savior” of New York City’s Public Library, Dies Vartan Gregorian, who served as Brown University’s president from 1989-1997, and credited […]

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Get Outside, South County

Typically, it’s not a Rhode Islander trait to drive a long way for much of anything. However, when it comes to Napatree Point, hikers prove that they’ll “take a hike,” to take a hike. At least that’s what the “State of the Napatree Point Report,” for 2020 seems to suggest; stating that 2020 was the […]

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Two recent home sales in Little Compton are the highest year-to-date

Lila Delman Compass today two recent significant sales in Little Compton. The sale of 12 Long Pond Road recently sold for $2,780,000, marking the highest sale year-to-date in Little Compton.* Lila Delman Compass Associates represented both ends of the transaction with Lisa Haffenreffer representing the seller and Mimi Whitmarsh representing the buyer “This sale is […]

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Rhode Island Department of Health provides COVID-19 vaccination update

The Rhode Island Department of Health provided the following COVID-19 vaccination update on Friday. Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccination Update Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are writing to provide an update on Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts. As of this afternoon, 448,768 people have received one dose of vaccine. A total of 316,983 people have received […]

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City of Newport: Annandale Road Water Main Improvement Project set to begin

Residents of the Annandale neighborhood as well as motorists passing through the area are being advised that the City of Newport’s Water Division has contracted with Biszko Contracting Corporation to clean and line the 20” water transmission main running below Annandale Road from Memorial Boulevard to Narragansett Avenue beginning next week.   The work, which is […]

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BankRI collects 7,078 books for Books Are Wings during its annual book drive

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) recently wrapped up its annual children’s book drive to benefit Books Are Wings.  During March, the bank collected 7,078 books through its 20 branches, corporate office, and operations center, making 2021 BankRI’s most successful book drive. In Middletown, the bank’s local branch was among the effort’s top performers, generating 463 books.  […]

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Three Miss Daffodils named to lead Annual ‘Driving Miss Daffodil’ car rally on Sunday (Updated)

This year, the Audrain Automotive Museum is honored to have two reigning Rhode Island pageant winners and an honorary Miss RI’s Outstanding Teen as “Miss Daffodils” in leading the Audrain’s 7th Annual Driving Miss Daffodil car rally, part of Newport’s Daffodil Days this Saturday, April 17th. Update: Due to weather, organizers announced on Friday morning that the Driving Miss Daffodils car rally has […]

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Rep. Ruggiero legislation would explore the possibility of reorganizing CRMC

Following two high-profile development decisions that landed in court and have been criticized by the attorney general, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero on Thursday submitted legislation to explore the possibility of reorganizing the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). More from a press release from the General Assembly; “The CRMC is a citizen zoning board that’s made up […]

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Bold Point Park announces first concert for Summer 2021

Bold Point Park in East Providence made its first announcement of the 2021 Summer concert season today in a post on social media. The outdoor venue overlooking Narragansett Bay announced an August 1st show with county duo Brothers Osborne. Brothers John and T.J. Osborne are touring North America behind their latest album Skeletons. The tour […]