Discover Newport closes Visitor Center; ...

After 32 years, the Newport Visitors Center has closed, significantly changing the way Discover Newport operates, reducing its budget and number of...

Aquidneck Land Trust launches campaign to conserve 5.49-acre section of Sweet...

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) today announced a campaign to conserve a new section of Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown.

Fort Adams Trust opens snack shop, ‘1824 Coffee Post’, in its...

Newport, RI - The Fort Adams Trust today announced the opening of its “1824 Coffee Post” at the Visitors Center for the...

RIDOH licenses the state’s first marijuana sampling and testing laboratory

As a part of the on-going process in Rhode Island to improve medical marijuana product safety and transparency, the Rhode Island Department...

Middletown nonprofits receive grants to help islanders cope with the strain...

Two Middletown nonprofits are among the organizations that will share nearly $1.7 million in grants from the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island...

COVID-19 testing site to open at the Rhode Island Convention Center

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that a new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site will open tomorrow, July...

Bristol awarded $623,000 grant for the expansion of Bristol Maritime Center

Bristol, RI - United States Senator Jack Reed and the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that a $623,729 grant...

CCRI Foundation Elects Three New Trustees

The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation recently elected three individuals to serve as Trustees, including Angela (Angie) Bannerman Ankoma, Bryony Bouyer, and...

RIDOH recommends reopening Third Beach for swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe...

Newport Insurance Agency acquired by Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.

Middletown, RI - East Providence-based Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) today announced that they have acquired Newport Insurance Agency Inc....

St. John’s Church awarded $400,000 grant from Alletta Morris McBean Charitable...

By The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist on the Point Newport, RI - The Zabriskie Memorial...

State, RI beach communities announce coordinated parking enforcement effort this weekend

Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management PROVIDENCE – Despite parking restrictions meant to limit crowds and allow for...

RIDOH: 113 Rhode Islanders recently received false positive results

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it has been made aware by a private laboratory of 113 false...

Newport County Road Report: July 18 – 24

Newport, RI – Here’s a round-up of the scheduled road and lane closures throughout Newport County during the week ahead.

On This Day In Newport History: July 17, 1954 – First...

Photo of 1954 Newport Jazz Festival via Newport Jazz Festival The first Newport Jazz Festival, known as the First Annual American Jazz Festival, was held...

Election 2020: Connecting What’s Up Newp readers with the candidates

Newport, RI - By all accounts, COVID-19 will make campaigning particularly difficult this year, and so Election 2020 is certain to be...

Rhode Island Slave History Medallions to install medallion on Bowen’s Wharf

On Thursday, July 23rd, Rhode Island Slave History Medallions (RISHM) will be installing a medallion on Bowen’s Wharf, in partnership with Bowen’s Wharf Company....

Rhode Island joins forces with 14 states to accelerate bus and...

 The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Rhode Island is one of 15 states and the District of Columbia pledging to...

Public advised to avoid contact with the water in Tiverton’s Stafford...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid...

Newport City Council to meet on July 22, here’s what’s on...

Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 22nd. While members of Newport City...

Rhode Island to launch expanded serology testing effort

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that RIDOH will be coordinating a second, expanded round...

Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 data by city, town

For the first time since July 3, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) released new update data on the number of...

Video & Recap: Governor Raimondo, Department of Health to provide COVID-19...

Providence, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a press briefing at 1 pm today to...

City of Newport: Yard waste pickup set for next week

via City of Newport Newport, RI - As City crews work to clear felled branches and tree limbs resulting...

Ten CCRI Student-Athletes named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

Warwick, RI - The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) announced today that ten student-athletes from their school have qualified as National...