Newport Public Schools announces details, schedule for Summer Meals Program

Info provided by Newport Public Schools The City of Newport is excited to celebrate the arrival of the summer!...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Ron and Pete Cardi, Cardi’s Furniture

Pete and Ron Cardi from NIROPE / Cardi's Furniture joined WUN's Frank Prosnitz and Ryan Belmore for a conversation about the legacy...

Newport will require pedestrians to wear masks on downtown streets beginning Friday

Newport City Council last night passed a resolution (6 -1, Leonard nay) that will begin requiring that pedestrians wear masks between the...

Recap & Video: Newport City Council Special Meeting

Newport City Councilors hosted a Special Council Meeting this evening on the City's proposed FY2021 budget as well as an update from...

Parking lot at Second Beach reopens on June 6th

On Saturday June 6, parking at Second Beach (aka Sachuest Beach) will reopen daily from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m, according to the Town...

What’s Up This Week In Newport County: June 2 – 8

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do this week in Newport County. This list will be updated as...

Latest: Newport County

What Sold: 8 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (May 28 – June 2)

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week. Aquidneck Island real estate...

The Wayfinder Hotel, Nomi Park open

In case you missed it, Newport added a new hotel and restaurant this past weekend. The Wayfinder Hotel, located...

The Breakers and The Elms to reopen on June 4th, with strict health and safety precautions

The Preservation Society of Newport County today announced that they have received final state approval to reopen the Newport Mansions to visitors...

Newport Public Schools announces details, schedule for Summer Meals Program

Info provided by Newport Public Schools The City of Newport is excited to celebrate the arrival of the summer!...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Ron and Pete Cardi, Cardi’s Furniture

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WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Ron and Pete Cardi, Cardi’s Furniture

Pete and Ron Cardi from NIROPE / Cardi's Furniture joined WUN's Frank Prosnitz and Ryan Belmore for a conversation about the legacy...

Rhode Island is 2020’s 10th Safest State in America, study says

June is National Safety Month. With the U.S. devastated by the coronavirus pandemic this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 2: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Department of Health hosted a press briefing at 1 pm today to provide an update on COVID-19...

United Way launches #BeKindRI challenge to spur random acts of kindness

Beginning June 1, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) invites all Rhode Islanders to share in something special by joining its #BeKindRI challenge and...

What’s Up Interview: RI Roots Musician Jake Blount Releases “Spider Tales”

There’s an exciting new voice on the local music scene, an artist who has already achieved critical acclaim. Recent Providence transplant Jake...

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Pete and Ron Cardi from NIROPE / Cardi's Furniture joined WUN's Frank Prosnitz and Ryan Belmore for a conversation about the legacy...

National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame will join forces in Newport

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday their partnership to...

Newport will require pedestrians to wear masks on downtown streets beginning Friday

Newport City Council last night passed a resolution (6 -1, Leonard nay) that will begin requiring that pedestrians wear masks between the...

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. 

Recap & Video: Newport City Council Special Meeting

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COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 3: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Raimondo and the the Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press briefing at 2:30...

City of Newport issues statement on public safety related to the ongoing nationwide protests

The City of Newport today issued the following statement related to the ongoing nationwide protests. As the nation continues...

Newport will require pedestrians to wear masks on downtown streets beginning Friday

Newport City Council last night passed a resolution (6 -1, Leonard nay) that will begin requiring that pedestrians wear masks between the...

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. 

Recap & Video: Newport City Council Special Meeting

Newport City Councilors hosted a Special Council Meeting this evening on the City's proposed FY2021 budget as well as an update from...

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The Wayfinder Hotel, Nomi Park open

In case you missed it, Newport added a new hotel and restaurant this past weekend. The Wayfinder Hotel, located...

What’s Up This Week In Newport County: June 2 – 8

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do this week in Newport County. This list will be updated as...

What’s Up Interview: RI Roots Musician Jake Blount Releases “Spider Tales”

There’s an exciting new voice on the local music scene, an artist who has already achieved critical acclaim. Recent Providence transplant Jake...

Less than a week before its first scheduled match and still no word from polo about its season

With just a few days before what is supposed to be its opening match of the season, against a team from Switzerland,...

What’s Up Interview: Poster Artist Peter MacPhee Shares Quarantine Poster Coloring Pages

Portsmouth artist Peter MacPhee has been designing noteworthy posters for nearly 30 years, building a name for himself in the music world...

Food & Drink

The Wayfinder Hotel, Nomi Park open

In case you missed it, Newport added a new hotel and restaurant this past weekend. The Wayfinder Hotel, located...

Newport County restaurants offering take-out, delivery, outdoor dining (Updating)

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Newport County’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve...

Newport restaurants struggle to limit the environmental impact of take-out

Restaurants in the Newport area are trying to ensure that their growing dependency on take-out meals does not generate more plastic and...

Phase II of Reopening RI expected to start June 1, indoor dining, hair salons, and gyms to reopen

During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Governor Raimondo said that her intention is to move to Phase II of Reopening RI...

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Hotel Viking reopen

Two more of Newport's most popular hotels have reopened for guests and dining. Hotel Viking began accepting reservations for hotel stays...

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Parking lot at Second Beach reopens on June 6th

On Saturday June 6, parking at Second Beach (aka Sachuest Beach) will reopen daily from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m, according to the Town...

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Looking for a new job, gig, or career? Here's who's hiring right now in the Newport area. 22...

What’s Up This Week In Newport County: June 2 – 8

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do this week in Newport County. This list will be updated as...

Preservation Society forced to lay off 231 full- and part-time employees

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Rhode Island is 2020’s 10th Safest State in America, study says

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Rep. Carson: ‘All leaders, myself included, must work much more diligently to dismantle systematic racism’

Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) today released the following statement: “I am among the Americans and Rhode...

Butler Basketball Club says threats have forced them to postpone their ‘Peace Love Unity’ march

This story was originally published at 2:13 pm on June 2nd. It has been updated. A walk planned...

Photo Gallery: Sidewalk chalk display at Memorial Boulevard and Chapel Street

What's Up Newp captured the following photos of a sidewalk chalk display at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Chapel Street on...

People & Profiles

What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director of Red Sox Foundation

For Bekah Salwasser, a Brown University graduate and former professional soccer player and now executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, the...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Dr. James McDonald, Rhode Island Department of Health

Dr. James McDonald from the Rhode Island Department Of Health will join us on this edition of WUN-ON-ONE on Tuesday, May 19th...

What’s Up Podcast: Caitlin Frumerie, executive director of Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

The headline reads "During the Covid-19 pandemic, nowhere is safe for homeless people." That is as valid in San Francisco and London as it...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Lt. Governor Dan McKee

Lt. Governor Dan McKee joins us to chat about the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses in Rhode Island, to...

What’s Up Podcast: Suzanna Laramee, president and chief executive officer, Newport Music Festival

To many, the Newport Music Festival, the chamber music festival in the city’s mansions, is the stepchild of the city’s folk and...

What’s Up Podcast: Heather Strout, executive director, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, culture of their...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Representative Lauren Carson

Representative Lauren Carson (District 75, Newport) joined us today on May 6th to chat about how COVID-19 is impacting her district.

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, Vice Chair Susan Taylor, and City Manager Joe Nicholson

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, Vice Chair Susan Taylor and City Manager Joe Nicholson will join What's Up Newp on Wednesday, May 6th...

What’s Up Video: A convo with Evan Smith, CEO and President of Discover Newport

Evan Smith, President & CEO of Discover Newport, joins What's Up Newp's Ryan Belmore to chat about the impact COVID-19 has had...

What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Paul Wayne, the penultimate opening act

You might call Paul Wayne the penultimate opening act. He’s been doing it for more than three decades, opening for the likes...