Newport International Boat Show cancelled

Newport, RI - Newport Exhibition Group today confirmed with What's Up Newp that public guidance for COVID-19 has compelled the cancellation of...

Four Rhode Island state campgrounds now open

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four Rhode Island state campgrounds...

Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light...

The US isn’t in a second wave of coronavirus – the...

Melissa Hawkins, American University After sustained declines in the number of COVID-19 cases over recent months, restrictions are starting to ease across the...

NAACP Newport County Branch issues statement on passing of former Newport...

We send our deepest sympathies to the family of the Hon. Paul l. Gaines, Sr. upon his recent passing.

Visitors to Rhode Island from 20+ states will have to quarantine...

A new quarantine order for travelers from more than twenty states comes with the arrival of Phase 3 of Reopening RI on...

Governor Raimondo announces Phase 3 of Reopening RI will begin on...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided details today...

Governor Raimondo directs flags to fly at half-staff in honor of...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory...

Newport County amateur radio operators adapt to COVID-19 crisis

Middletown, RI - This last full weekend in June was a big one for tens of thousands of amateur radio operators all...

On This Day In Newport History – June 28, 1969: Newport...

The Claiborne Pell Bridge, commonly known as the Newport Bridge, opened on this day in 1969. The main span of the Newport Bridge is 488...

RIDOH recommends reopening Gooseberry Beach and Hazard’s Beach, closes North Kingstown...

RIDOH Recommends Reopening Hazard’s Beach and Gooseberry Beach and Closing North Kingstown Town Beach for Swimming The Rhode Island...

Women’s Resource Center names Jessica Walsh Executive Director

Newport, RI - The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Newport & Bristol Counties today announced the promotion of Jessica Walsh as its...

Governor Raimondo, Department of Health provide COVID-19 update

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Friday, June 26th...

Petition seeks to take down Columbus statue in Newport

Newport, RI - An online petition is calling for the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue that is located at the intersection...

This simple model shows the importance of wearing masks and social...

Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, University of Connecticut The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. With the advent of an infectious disease outbreak,...

Parking restrictions to be eased at state beaches, online purchase of...

Providence, RI - Following Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s announcement yesterday at the COVID-19 press conference, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will ease parking...

Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund awards $128,424 in grants

Newport, RI - Twenty-four Aquidneck Island programs have been awarded a total of $128,424 by Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund....

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center names Paul Harden Newport...

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center this week announced the creation of a new, full-time position dedicated to Newport County small...

Developing resilience is an important tool to help you deal with...

Keith M. Bellizzi, University of Connecticut We’re all exhausted and pushed to the limit by months of social distancing, and the recent news...

Naval War College holds virtual graduation

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the keynote address and Navy Rear Adm. Shoshana...

105 NUWC Division Newport employees on 14 teams win NAVSEA Warfare...

Story by Public Affairs Office, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport NEWPORT, R.I. — Fourteen teams, comprised of 105 Naval...

Rachel Hussey running for Third Ward seat on Newport City Council

Newport resident Rachel Hussey this evening announced her candidacy for the Third Ward Seat on Newport City Council. Hussey...

Who’s running for office in Newport County? List of local and...

Newport, RI - The 2020 election season is officially underway, as candidates for local, statewide, and legislative seats begin to file their...

Watch & Recap: Newport City Council Meeting | June 24th

Newport City Council hosted a regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. Here's what was...

‘Salve Cares Virtual 5k’ seeks to push university’s Mercy Emergency Relief...

Newport, RI - With more than $230,000 already raised, Salve Regina University organizers are reaching out to runners, walkers and joggers in...