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RI DDD will limit face-to-face contact; providers launch emergency plans

In an open letter to Rhode Island’s developmental disability community, Kerri Zanchi, Director of the state Division of Developmental Disabilities, has spelled...

A Layman’s View: Coast to Coast…and Here and There

In the past few weeks, the coronavirus--COVID-19--has certainly changed the way we think of traveling--or even being allowed to travel. Hopefully, in...

Just My Opinion: Recognizing the threats and our weaknesses, the opportunities...

Earlier I had written an angry column, berating those politicians who were late to the game, who delayed taking definitive action that...

Phoebe: Are dogs really ‘man’s best friend’? Time to expose the...

Editor’s note: Even though our regular columnist, Brian C. Jones, writes only once every two weeks, he has today off, and we’ve...

Gerry Goldstein: Where winter doubles down, and then some

Here in Rhode Island’s apple orchard country of Greenville, the honey crisp and macoun trees are bare, but daffodils and tiger lilies...

Celebrating Women’s History Month: ‘I learned that women are leaders’

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of women in all aspects of our society. WhatsUpNewp reached out...

Women’s History Month: Organizations providing significant services, primarily for women

March is Women’s History Month, and throughout the month WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will highlight significant women in the region, present and past,...

A Bridge to the Future: Irma Valdez – ‘we need love...

When you meet Irma Valdez, you hear in her voice an excitement about the opportunities that her children now have, about a...

Brian C. Jones: In an age of guilt, are we guilty...

FIRST, I FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY writing this. No, I feel very guilty that I’m even raising the subject.

Gerry Goldstein: Mookie will make the most of it

The trade of Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers has split Red Sox Nation the way trading Barack Obama for Donald...

Westerly, Newport wrestle with school construction needs

Nearly three years ago, a Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) study, the Jacobs Report, identified schools throughout the state needing hundreds...

Brian C. Jones: “Charlie’s River” – A Newport artist’s tribute to...

For 20 years, they were a couple – talented, devoted partners who individually and together reflected the rich cultural, professional and...

A Layman’s View: Local Radio—Fading Signals as the “hits” just keep...

It is so sad to see IHeart Radio’s continuing cutbacks at radio stations across the country, cutbacks that have hit our Rhode...

Judge calls for plan to overcome barriers in implementing RI Olmstead...

The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island has ordered an independent monitor to bring him a new plan...

Just my Opinion: Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78

This story was originally published on February 5, 2018, it has been republished because of its historical significance.

Gerry Goldstein: Some not-so-Merrie Melodies

February being Black History Month, we might appropriately recall some familiar figures associated with racism: Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tom...

Rescue Me! Newport Adoptable Animals Weekly Highlight

Is better health a part of your New Year's resolution? Then you may want to consider getting a pet. According to the...

A Layman’s View: Televised Presidential Debates – Is this the best...

The 2020 presidential debates have been all over the place and largely forgettable.  Too many candidates; candidates with nearly identical policy views;...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #108: Rhode Island Hotel Week

Rhode Island's first hotel week is a great opportunity to treat yourself to a stay in one of Rhode Island’s top hotels! 

When ‘faraway’ news lands at your front door: Newport’s gas crisis...

A YEAR AGO TODAY, Jan. 21, 2019, on the coldest day of the winter, natural gas was cut to thousands of people...

Just My Opinion: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

This story was originally written on Jan. 15, 2016. Tomorrow – Sunday – is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrated on Monday as a federal...

What’sUpNewp, What’sUpRhodeIsland expanding coverage, adding columnists

With the new year comes a new look for What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland, as we welcome new columnists, add features, and increase our...

Tyler Bernadyn: Why waiting until “Spring” to buy or sell might...

To say the Spring market is off to a hot start would be an understatement.  With a large pool of qualified buyers...

Developmental Disability News: RI DD Legislative Commission seeks to change payment...

Editor's Note & Intro: Beginning today, What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island will be sharing and linking to content provided...