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Watch: Governor, Director of Health COVID-19 update (March 27th)

Governor, Director of Health will host their daily press briefing today at 1 pm. In response to a question from What’s Up...

The Reef and Stoneacre Brasserie Offer Free Meals to Hospitality Professionals

Two Newport restaurants - The Reef and Stoneacre Brasserie - are stepping up to help local hospitality professionals through the COVID-19 crisis....

LIVE BLOG – COVID-19: The latest local updates

Please note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Please check back for any updates. 

U.S. Navy reports sailor in Newport has tested positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 26th, the Navy identified 34 additional Sailors and Navy civilians who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Unsung Heroes: Rebecca Killian

Editor’s Note: What’s Up Newp and What’s Up Rhode Island are asking readers to nominate unsung heroes from the community during this COVID-19 crisis. Rebecca...

Coronavirus Update – March 25th: 165 positive cases in R.I., 5...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Representative Carson voices support for emergency borrowing

Rep. Lauren H. Carson added her support today for the decision of the Disaster Emergency Funding Board to establish a short-term $300...

401Gives on April 1st will benefit nearly 400 Rhode Island nonprofits

Now more than ever, support is needed for the important work happening throughout the state’s nonprofit community. On Wednesday, April 1, United...

Watch: Governor, Director of Health COVID-19 update (March 26th)

Governor Gina Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott will host their daily press briefing on Rhode Island's response to COVID-19 today...

Distance Learning Begins: ...

We saw images of kids on Facebook exercising at the direction of teachers over the internet and others hunkered down behind computers...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: Things to do while you’re...

The Coronavirus crisis continues to upend every schedule, every timetable, and every visitor’s previously planned arrival. Our world of hospitality is on...

Video: Why social distancing is one of the best tools we...

The Conversation US, CC BY Anurag Papolu, The Conversation This video is based on an article...

Coronavirus Update – March 25th: 132 positive cases in R.I., fewer...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part...

RITBA: Newport Pell Bridge westbound toll booths hours of operation temporarily...

The following was written by RITBA. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is announcing that due to reduced...

Governor plans to extend prohibition of on-premise food consumption at restaurants...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH announced on March 16th that, effective March 17th and continuing...

Unsung Heroes: Jenni Field

Editor's Note: What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island are asking readers to nominate unsung heroes from the community during this...

Rhode Island Air Show canceled

The 2020 Rhode Island Air Show has been canceled due to concerns amid COVID-19. The show as scheduled for...

Newport Historical Society stays connected to the community through online...

The Newport Historical Society today announced that they are currently working towards maximizing its delivery of Newport’s history to the public in...

COVID-19: SBA Disaster Loan FAQ

In response to the many small businesses who have questions regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan program, the Rhode...

Watch: Governor, Director of Health provide COVID-19 update (March 25th), now...

Governor Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH provided updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center returns to Newport

From Naval Chaplaincy School and Center. This story originally appeared here. NEWPORT, R.I. - The Naval Chaplaincy School...

2020 Aquidneck Island Police Parade canceled

The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, which was scheduled for May 2nd, has been canceled amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

DMV begins screening visitors today

The Rhode Island Department of Revenue announced that beginning today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, visitors to the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles...

SBA leads efforts to help small businesses; including a loan deferral...

Small business owners and employees are reeling in response to a global virus that’s shut their doors, leaving hundreds, if not thousands...

COVID-19 plays the spoiler again – closing Newport’s playgrounds

The coronavirus pandemic, in its relentless drive to disrupt people’s lives, has found a new target – Newport’s dozen or so playgrounds.