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UPDATE: After 35 Years, Tropical Gangsters Has Permanently Closed

After 35 years, the owners of Tropical Gangsters are retiring and their Thames Street store will soon close. While there has not been a definitive...

Expert Panelists to Lead ‘Watershed in Focus’ Community Forum at Salve...

The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will host a community event, “Watershed in Focus,” on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall,...

Senator Euer to host first Constituent Meeting

On Tuesday, December 5, Senator Dawn Euer (D - Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) will hold her first Constituent meeting. The meeting will be an opportunity...

The 20 Most-Read and Talked-About Stories on What’sUpNewp in June of...

June was a busy month of good news, bad news, breaking news and helpful information, here’s what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in! Thanks...

Newport City Council Votes 6-1 in Support of Resolution That Would...

Six Newport City Council members voted in favor of supporting a resolution that will construct an ordinance to phase out the use of disposable plastic...

Video: Dancing at Fort Steps Kicks Off Newport’s Irish Heritage Month

The 40th annual Newport Irish Heritage Month kicked off on Sunday with Dancing at the Forty Steps. In addition to dancing and live Irish music,...

Historic Tea Table returns to Newport for Whitehorne House Museum’s reopening

When it reopens on May 29th, 2019, Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum will be the only museum in the world dedicated...

Podcast #91: Discussion with Scott Wolf, Executive Director of Grow Smart...

Today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540AM from 12:30pm to 2pm...we chatted about RI's Presidential Preference Primary, RI's Green economy, local issues and much more...

Craft Beer Corner: Cider Pick of the Week – Champlain Orchards

Cider, Cider, Cider. It seems to be the next big thing in New England. With so many ciders to choose from how do you chose just...

Newport Police Department to Participate in “Operation Dry Water” This Weekend

Members of the Newport Police Department's Special Response Team will partner with the United States Coast Guard this coming weekend to assist with "Operation...

Armory Antiques Marketplace permanently closes

The Armory Antique Marketplace closed its doors to the public for the last time on Thursday, October 24th. "The...

Obituary for Dr. Joan B. David

Dr. Joan David, 81, Professor Emerita of English at Salve Regina University in Newport and former chairman of the English department, passed away on...

Governor Raimondo declares today ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’ in Rhode Island

Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed a proclamation officially declaring today as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Rhode Island. She was joined by Erica...

Newport Mansions Landscapes Recognized as Official Arboretum; Accreditation Granted by International...

The 88 acres of landscapes cared for by The Preservation Society of Newport County, including 1,800 trees, have been recognized and accredited as an...

29 Open Houses on Aquidneck Island This Memorial Day Weekend: June...

Here’s our weekly roundup of open houses taking place on Aquidneck Island over the weekend, happy home shopping! Need real estate help or a reliable...

11th Hour Racing Grants $1 Million to Sail Newport’s Campaign for...

Donation advances Sail Newport's Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center    Sail Newport has announced that 11th Hour Racing has awarded a grant of $1 million...

Providence Honk Fest celebrates 10 years on October 9th

Ringing in its 10th year, the Providence Honk Fest has become an early fall tradition around these parts. PRONK signifies the end to Rhode...

Poll Favors Restrictions on Panhandlers

While some legislators and city and town officials from Providence to Newport explore ways to curb panhandling in Rhode Island, many of you, in...

How You Can Help Ramon Arroyo’s Family, Victims of Middletown Fire

Many in the Aquidneck Island community have been in shock and have been wondering what they should do/can do since a fatal fire took...

Thompson Middle School Receives Bomb Threat on Monday Morning

Thompson Middle School received a bomb threat on Monday morning. Sergeant Corey A. Huck, Public Information Officer for Newport Police Department, provided the following information; At...

Live Video: Watch 13 Locals Share Their ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ at...

The inaugural TEDxNewport will take place today (Saturday, November 5th) at the historic Jane Pickens Theater from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed...

RI Receives Additional $4.3 Million to Upgrade Newport’s Gateway Center

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)...

‘Dead Man Walking’ author, Sister Helen Prejean, to present commencement address...

Sister Helen Prejean, whose best-selling book, “Dead Man Walking,” sparked national dialogue on the death penalty and helped to shape the Catholic Church’s newly...

Video: Middletown Town Council Meeting (Jan. 6)

Middletown Town Council met for just over 130 minutes on Wednesday night, with the topic of firefighter staffing being a reason many...