Elected members of Newport City Council, School Committee to be sworn in on December 1

The City of Newport is inviting residents to join a special virtual joint inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, December 1st at 5 pm...

Friends of former teacher, Island Books step up with significant donation to Middletown Schools

By Matt Sheley, Town of Middletown  Schools rely on volunteers and the kindness  of the community itself...

City of Newport to host Holly Jolly Drive-Thru, Gingerbread House Competition, and Santa’s Holiday Ride

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the City of Newport today announced via a press release that it is gearing up...

Portsmouth Middle School to host drive-thru Winter Wonderland on December 13

By Portsmouth PTO On December 13,  from 4 to 6 pm the PTO and Middle School will...

14 must-see open houses happening on Aquidneck Island this weekend: Nov. 20 – 22

On the market for a new home? Here’s a look at what houses on Aquidneck Island you can tour this weekend.

RIDOT Travel Advisories: Road and lane closures scheduled for Nov. 21 – 27

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of...

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Ice skating rink at Gurney’s won’t open this winter

It will be a winter without ice skating on the Newport waterfront. Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina...

Rogers High School Athletic Boosters Association will host annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale Fundraiser this weekend

The fourth annual Rogers High School Christmas Tree & Wreath sale will take place December 5th and 6th at IYRS, 449 Lower Thames Street....

Elected members of Newport City Council, School Committee to be sworn in on December 1

The City of Newport is inviting residents to join a special virtual joint inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, December 1st at 5 pm...

Friends of former teacher, Island Books step up with significant donation to Middletown Schools

By Matt Sheley, Town of Middletown  Schools rely on volunteers and the kindness  of the community itself...

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IATSE Local 23 and CCRI Partner for Henry Bear Park’s “It Takes a Village” Toy Drive to Benefit CCRI Families

Providence, RI - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 23 of RI, in partnership with the Community College...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island: The latest data

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What’s Up Interview: Josh Short of Wilbury Theatre Starring in “Constellations” Dec. 3-19th

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has presented serious setbacks to those who work in the arts. Venues have shuttered, layoffs are...

FirstWorks to Present Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Livestream Dec. 12th

FirstWorks presents Christmas as calamity with Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce…Pandemic! on December 12 at 7pm. This livestream event is pay what...

Handel and Haydn Society and WGBH Partner to Offer “Handel’s Messiah for Our Time”

Boston, MA  November 20, 2020 -- Handel’s Messiah, one of the most beloved holiday traditions, begins with the phrase “Comfort ye my...

VIDEO | Official Opening of 50th Annual Christmas In Newport

Instead of having their annual tree lighting, bonfire, cannon salute, and more, Christmas In Newport was forced due to COVID-19 to...

VIDEO | Inauguration Ceremony for elected members of Newport City Council, School Committee

The City of Newport is hosting a special virtual joint inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, December 1st at 5 pm as the...

Best In Class: Documentary on the inaugural Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week released

A new documentary about the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week launched today (December 1) on digital platforms and DVD.

Preservation Society to host virtual Holiday Wreath-Making workshops

via Preservation Society of Newport County Want something new for your front door this holiday season? The Preservation...

DEM announces shellfish area closures because of excessive rainfall

Via RIDEM With parts of Rhode Island experiencing more than three inches of rainfall from yesterday’s storm,...

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” and its ties to Newport

Photo Credit: oddthingsiveseen.com Newport, RI - Did you know that one of the most popular and well known Christmas poems, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, has...

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VIDEO | LIVE ON WUN: Governor Raimondo’s weekly COVID-19 briefing (Dec. 3 at 1 pm)

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Thursday, December...

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in Newport County and Rhode Island

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Newport County and Rhode Island, What's Up Newp has launched a new COVID-19...

Raimondo administration announces more than 45 grants to support small businesses & hospitality, arts & tourism industry

 Today the Raimondo Administration announced more than 45 grants totaling nearly $3 million to Rhode Island’s small businesses and non-profit institutions....

VIDEO | Inauguration Ceremony for elected members of Newport City Council, School Committee

The City of Newport is hosting a special virtual joint inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, December 1st at 5 pm as the...

VIDEO | LIVE ON WUN: Newport Canvassing Authority Meeting

Newport Canvassing Authority will host at 11:30 am on December 1st. Among the items of business...

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VIDEO | Official Opening of 50th Annual Christmas In Newport

Instead of having their annual tree lighting, bonfire, cannon salute, and more, Christmas In Newport was forced due to COVID-19 to...

Best In Class: Documentary on the inaugural Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week released

A new documentary about the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week launched today (December 1) on digital platforms and DVD.

Preservation Society to host virtual Holiday Wreath-Making workshops

via Preservation Society of Newport County Want something new for your front door this holiday season? The Preservation...

What’s Up this week in Newport County: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week, Monday, November 30 through Sunday, December 6.

Common Fence Music to present Aine Minoque in live virtual concert on December 20

Common Fence Music will present Aine Minogue, award-winning harpist, singer, arranger and composer in a live stream concert on Sunday, December...

Food & Drink

Green Dragon “ghost kitchen” launches inside Midtown Oyster Bar

With a brief announcement on their Instagram account earlier this month, Chef Brian Ashness and his team launched Green Dragon, a...

15 reasons to shop and dine local this holiday season

Photo via Bowen's Wharf We hear a lot about "shop local", "support local", "eat local" and so on. We say it, share it and preach...

Hygge at Home in Newport – Week 2

Hygge at Home in Newport is a weekly column celebrating comfortable, calm, and charming indoor experiences. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a...

Giusto now serving up ‘Sunday Supper’ every night of the week

Since opening just over two months ago, Giusto has been a hit with locals and visitors alike in Newport.

Restaurant community urges Rhode Islanders: ‘Follow the Rules’ during holiday season

By Rhode Island Commerce With Thanksgiving and a busy holiday season approaching, local restaurant owners are calling...

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Aquidneck Island legislators urge residents to comment on National Grid natural gas study

via Rhode Island General Assembly Sen. Dawn Euer, Rep. Lauren H. Carson, Rep. Terri Cortvriend and Rep....

IATSE Local 23 and CCRI Partner for Henry Bear Park’s “It Takes a Village” Toy Drive to Benefit CCRI Families

Providence, RI - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 23 of RI, in partnership with the Community College...

VIDEO | LIVE ON WUN: Newport Canvassing Authority Meeting

Newport Canvassing Authority will host at 11:30 am on December 1st. Among the items of business...

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Lucy’s Hearth presents Volunteer of the Year Award to Donna Martin

Recently, Lucy’s Hearth board chair Mark Gorman presented The Susan M. Wilson  Volunteer of the Year Award to Donna Martin of...

LIVE ON WUN | Meet The Author: Don DeLuca

Read a good book lately? This week, WhatsUpNewp continues its authors series, videocasts, with three Rhode...

Obituary | George Carl Reuther

This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. George Carl Reuther, 83, of Tiverton, passed away Sunday,...

Obituary | Garrett M. Loftus

This obituary originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Garrett M. Loftus passed away with his family...

People & Profiles

VIDEO: A conversation with The Boston Globe’s Kara Baskin

The Boston Globe’s Kara Baskin has been diving deep into many issues parents are facing – from balancing remote and hybrid schooling,...

After a difficult few months, The Bodhi Spa opens in Providence

Last week, The Bodhi Spa co-founders and sisters Cedar Hwang and Harmony Oschefski opened the doors of a new location at 186...

VIDEO | A conversation with Bud Craddock, DMV administrator

Bud Craddock, administrator of the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles, joined What's Up Newp at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 13...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

Jonathan Entin, Case Western Reserve University Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in...

Love Over Everything: New album by Newport hip-hop artist Camden Murphy out today

It’s going to be a great day for local music fans.  Today, Newport-based hip-hop artist Camden Murphy will release his first feature...

Brian C. Jones: For seniors touched by a pandemic, parking lot paintings told of their talents and dreams

The Lorax presumably still speaks “for the trees,” but from now on the Dr. Seuss character won’t have a high school’s asphalt...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Paul Hoffman, pastor, scholar and author

Pastor Paul Hoffman, lead pastor of Evangelical Friends Church of Newport, will join us to discuss his latest book, "Reconciling Places: How...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Keith Stokes

Keith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group, will join us to discuss the recent effort to advance Black History for...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with RI Solidarity Fund

Newport, RI - The Rhode Island Solidarity Fund has brought together 6 community-led relief efforts to offer a one-stop option for community...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Joe Louis Walker, Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner

Newport, RI - Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner who has a career...