LIVE BLOG – COVID-19: The latest local updates

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DEM advises beachergoers to expect crowded entry lines at State Beaches...

With this weekend’s high temperatures expected to soar into the 80s, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking Rhode Islanders to expect and...

Governor announces Phase 3 guidance and plans for schools

Providence, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo shared the following Phase 3 guidance and plans for schools during her press briefing on Friday...

Video & Recap: Governor Raimondo provides COVID-19 update, Phase 3 guidelines

Governor Raimondo and the Department of Health will provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press briefing at 1...

City of Newport sets capacity limit at Reject’s Beach

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and adhere to social distancing guidelines issued by the Rhode Island Department of...

City of Newport: Canvassing Office set to accept Candidate Declarations

The City of Newport is reminding all Newport residents interested in running for office in the upcoming November election that they must...

DEM: To help ease traffic tie-ups, beach-goers can now purchase daily...

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that daily flex passes, which allow for one-day parking at Rhode Island State beaches, are now...

Middletown launches a live traffic cam for Second Beach

Middletown, RI - Before heading for Second Beach, you can now monitor the parking lot and traffic scenario live via a new...

Agenda: Portsmouth Town Council Meeting | June 22

Portsmouth, RI - The Town of Portsmouth will host their next regular town council meeting at 7 pm on June 22nd. Here's...

DEM announces new online tool, offers access to Water Quality Certifications...

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) this week announcesd real-time, online access to Water Quality Certifications (WQC) and Stormwater Construction...

Rep. Williams urges R.I. congressional delegation to sponsor legislation making “Juneteenth”...

Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence) has written to Rhode Island’s congressional delegation urging them to sponsor legislation marking “Juneteenth” as...

Video & Updates: Governor Raimondo, RIDOH provide COVID-19 update | June...

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

DEM grants more than $48,000 to help improve, maintain boat pump-out...

 The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $48,430 in matching grants to help communities and businesses...

Angela McCalla will seek re-election on Newport City Council

First Ward Newport City Councilor Angela McCalla announced on her Facebook Page on Tuesday night that she will seek re-election this fall.

VIDEO & RECAP: Newport City Council Special Meeting

Newport City Council will be hosting a Special Meeting this afternoon beginning at 4:30 pm. Proposed Budget FY 2021 and a COVID-19...

Senator Whitehouse joins bipartisan call for permanent expansion of telehealth beyond...

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has joined U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and a bipartisan group of 29 senators...

VIDEO: Middletown Town Council Meeting on June 15th

Middletown Town Council hosted a Town Council Meeting on Monday, June 15th. Here's what was on the jam-packed agenda.

Middletown Police’s K9 Tex will receive bullet and stab protective vest...

Middletown Police Department recently announced that their K9 Tex will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation...

Sandra Flowers to seek re-election to Newport School Committee

Dr. Sandra Flowers today shared the following statement with What's Up Newp, announcing her intent to run for reelection to the Newport...

Deadline approaching for candidates to declare

In most election years, with a week to the deadline for declaring candidacies, there would be a flurry of activities, rumors flowing,...

DEM: Seasonal Bay Line now open

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open.The Bay Line number, 401-222-8888, is...

Tiverton Town councilman John Edwards announces candidacy for House District 71

With Rep. Dennis Canario announcing his retirement last week, Tiverton town councilman John Edwards announced today that he will run for the...

Video & Updates: Governor Raimondo, RIDOH provide COVID-19 update | June...

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

Mayor’s Update: June 14th

Newport Mayor and Council Chair provided the following weekly update on Sunday, June 14th via email and social media.

City of Newport providing support for Saturday’s Human Rights Peaceful Protest

The City of Newport today announced that it is providing support for a human rights demonstration scheduled for 12 pm on Saturday,...