Newport-based band Laden Valley to perform at the Greenwich Odeum on May 5
The concert marks a special occasion for Dave Sarazen, who was born and raised in East Greenwich.
Citizens to continue title sponsorship with Citizens Pell Bridge Run
The annual event raised more than $150,000 in 2022 for local charities.
Newport Art Museum announces roster of artists-in-residence for 2023
Each artist will also offer a variety of opportunities to engage with the public through open-studio hours, workshops, artists’ talks, and/or activations of their work. AiR/Newport supports the Museum’s mission by expanding opportunities for artists and increasing the public’s access to new, creative, and thought-provoking work.
Clean Ocean Access, Sail Newport join forces to clean up Fort Adams State Park ahead of The Ocean Race
Clean Ocean Access and Sail Newport Join Forces to Clean up the Shore of Fort Adams Ahead of the Arrival of The Ocean Race
Newport School Superintendent shares weekly community update
“Testing period is underway, let’s help our students do their best!”
Reminder: RIDOT to open new intersection on March 30 to reconnect JT Connell Highway
RIDOT says that the change will create a more direct link between Downtown Newport and the City’s North End
The Earls of Leicester added to the 2023 Newport Folk Festival lineup
The Earls of Leicester is a bluegrass band that pays tribute to the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
Ben & Jerry’s on Thames Street will celebrate ‘Free Cone Day’ on April 3
The Ben & Jerriest day of the year is finally back!
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Newport School Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain
During our conversation, we discuss school safety, regionalization, construction at Rogers High School, mental health, teacher shortages, and more.
Northern progress for The Ocean Race fleet
The leading pair – Team Malizia and Team Holcim-PRB – found themselves in what Malizia’s Will Harris called some of the most challenging weather of the leg when they turned north. Gale force winds and sharp, confused seas.
2023 Newport Folk Festival lineup announcements
The Newport Folk Festival began its tradition of a rolling lineup announcement for its 2023 festival on February 2.
Obituary: Sondra Weston Davis
September 19, 1939 – March 08, 2023
3-day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island
Forecast includes rip current risk, surf height, weather, winds, and more.
Obituary: Joan Gallagher Farrell
October 24, 1942 – March 26, 2023
7-Day Weather forecast for Newport County
Here’s what’s on tap for weather this week and weekend.
Work set to begin on the Mary Street Parking Lot
Provided that the weather cooperates, the entire project is expected to be complete by the last week of April.
City of Newport: Short-term rental renewals are due by May 31
Operators of STR Properties Required to Register with City
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the MLK Center
Hear about how the MLK Community Center promotes health, fights hunger, supports families, educates kids and engages seniors.
The Ocean Race moves back into the Atlantic
All four boats are now in the Atlantic again, leaving the south behind, with Malizia at the head of the fleet
Op-Ed: We need more foster parents and they need our help
By Rep. Julie A. Casimiro and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma
Comic – Sour Grapes: Adulting
Sour Grapes is a comic about “Aesop”, a miserable flying dog and his odd friends, all living in a problematic and troubled world.
Chairman Abney introduces bill to increase affordable housing units
Bill is part of Speaker Shekarchi’s legislative package addressing the housing crisis in Rhode Island
What Sold: 18 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (March 19 – 25)
Here’s a look at what homes changed hands last week in Newport County.
The Ocean Race: Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia lead fleet around Cape HornThe Ocean Race:
The German team rule the south, leading past the iconic Cape Horn and winning the Roaring Forties trophy
Most and least lucrative college majors, by state
EDsmart used data for the 2020-21 school year from the Department of Education to rank degree majors in each state by median earnings after graduation for those with bachelor’s degrees.
Rhode Island girls high school basketball rankings
To dig into competition data behind the ever-growing sport of high school girls basketball, Stacker compiled statewide rankings in Rhode Island using MaxPreps.
Goose to perform at the 2023 Newport Folk Festival
For their Artist Give, Goose asked Newport Festivals Foundation to provide a grant to TeachRock, which uses music to make history, science, math, language arts and other subject areas exciting and relevant to young people.
Obituary: Kevin M. Kinsella
December 13, 1954 – March 26, 2023
What’s Up This Week: March 27 – April 2
Newport Daffodil Days, Newport Night Run, Soak Up The Sun Spring Fundraiser Party, and more.
Congressman Magaziner leads effort to double the Pell Grant
Magaziner and his colleagues also asked that appropriators secure the long-term affordability impact of the Pell Grant program for future years by indexing the maximum award amount to inflation and ensuring that funding for the program is fully mandatory.
City of Newport releases final draft of Transportation Master Plan
Entitled Keep Newport Moving, the draft plan culminates almost 2 years of public outreach, community engagement, and collaboration with the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning, according to the City of Newport.
Spring Street water main work is to begin on March 27
Improvements Slated for Narragansett Avenue to Perry Street
Team Malizia’s Rosalin Kuiper suffers a head injury near Cape Horn – she is conscious, stable and recovering
At around 0900 UTC on 26th March Rosalin Kuiper suffered a head injury after she fell from her bunk when the boat turned and slammed unexpectedly in heavy sea conditions.
Cities with the fastest-growing home prices in Rhode Island
Stacker compiled a list of cities with the fastest growing home prices in Rhode Island using data from Zillow.
How gas prices have changed in Rhode Island in the last week
Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Rhode Island using data from AAA.
Final Talk of Irish Museum’s 21 Lecture Series to feature Mike Slein
The Museum of Newport Irish History announces the fifth and final presentation of its 21st Annual Lecture Series, to feature Mike Slein, who will give a talk titled, “A Virtual Tour of Irish Newport: Connecting the Dots.”
“Dancing at the Forty Steps” returns to the Cliff Walk on Sunday
The event features demonstrations of Irish set dancing, led by Donal and Mary Lehane, accompanied by live traditional Irish music by local musicians.
Obituary: William A. Durgin
October 1, 1928 – March 24, 2023
Obituary: Elizabeth “Bette” M. Murphy
May 28, 1926 – March 19, 2023
Most-read stories on What’sUpNewp this week
Catch up on all the most-read and popular headlines that appeared on What’sUpNewp this week!
High School Seniors can now apply for People’s Credit Union College Scholarship Program
People’s Credit Union today announced that it is providing graduating high school seniors planning to attend college in 2023 – 2024 the opportunity to apply for a $1,500 scholarship from the Cooperative Credit Union Association.
Road Report: Schedule of lane closures and road construction projects (March 25 – April 1)
The following road and lane closure notices have been scheduled by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA).
Rhode Island boys high school basketball rankings
Stacker compiled boys high school basketball rankings in Rhode Island using MaxPreps. MaxPreps’ rankings factor in win-loss record, win quality, and strength of schedule.
DEM awards more than $100,000 to eight community boat pumpout facilities to keep coastal waters clean
The grants, funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Clean Vessel Act (CVA), help municipalities, marinas, and yacht clubs pay for improvements to marine and land-based pumpout facilities.
This Week At The Rhode Island General Assembly: Legislators address teacher shortages, renewable energy, and more
One of the most significant bills was the legislation to temporarily lift the limit on retired educators serving as substitutes.
Newport Folk Festival adds Alice Phoebe Lou to 2023 lineup
Alice Phoebe Lou is a singer-songwriter and musician from Cape Town, South Africa. She is known for her unique, soulful voice and her ability to blend elements of folk, blues, and jazz into her music.
RIDOT to open new intersection on March 30 to reconnect Jt Connell Highway
The new intersection is where JT Connell Highway meets the JT Connell Connector Road, which opened last year.
House OKs Edwards bill renewing state’s commitment to harm reduction pilot program to combat overdose deaths
Legislation would extend a two-year pilot program to prevent drug overdoses through the establishment of harm reduction centers, which are a community-based resource for health screening, disease prevention and recovery assistance where persons may safely consume pre-obtained substances.
Find Your Forever Home: A round-up of open houses happening in Newport County this weekend
Whether you are looking for a single-family home, a condominium, or a multi-family building, this weekend’s open houses offer a wide range of options in Newport County. Take advantage of this opportunity to view these properties and find your dream home.
A Rhode Island Democrat exits Congress, in search of an impact no longer found in D.C.
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline taps fellow committee members to take on his priorities after his departure
‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (March 24-26)
This week, we mellow out a bit to focus on some top singer-songwriters playing live this weekend.
Obituary: Scott Poling
December 12, 1960 – February 18, 2023
The Elms and Green Animals Topiary Garden will open for the season in April
With the arrival of spring, The Preservation Society of Newport County is set to open two more of its best-loved properties.
Just My Opinion: Let the games begin
Who’s running, who’s not? Changes every day, and will continue to change over the next several weeks, as individuals weigh their prospects to replace Congressman David Cicilline, who announced his retirement from Congress a few weeks ago to assume the presidency of the Rhode Island Foundation.
Newport Mayor excited to host The Ocean Race
Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong plans to visit Brazil for Leg 4 start.
Dr. Azar Nafisi, Iranian-American author, scholar and human rights advocate, to speak at Salve Regina’s commencement
Dr. M. Therese Antone, R.S.M., and Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC (retired), will also be awarded honorary degrees during the May 21 ceremony
Letter – Mayor Xay: Council moves to include resident benefits for parking and transportation changes
“As the Council and community consider these proposals, it is important to note the common sense approach the Council is taking to ensure changes benefit residents. “
DEM announces changes to boating safety regulations in time for the 2023 boating season
Wearing a life jacket while paddling in Rhode Island will no longer be optional; it will be required, according to new boating safety regulations announced today by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Providence metro area
Stacker compiled a list of cities with the fastest growing home prices in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA metro using data from Zillow.
Letter: Support the teaching and learning of our Pell community
By Josephine Hearn, 1st Grader
Newport City Council approves resolution establishing a policy on flags hanging at City Hall
The Newport City Council took a step forward on Wednesday night in ensuring they have a policy regarding what flags can and can’t be outside of Newport City Hall.
Newport City Council takes first step in extending paid parking season, meter hours
Newport City Council is considering ordinances that would provide the city with the option of charging higher parking rates during peak times, extend the period in which paid parking is required, and the hours required for paid parking until midnight, rather than 9 pm.
Shelters see a huge spike in requests for housing assistance
While legislators ponder several bills aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis, the state agencies dealing with the homeless and most marginalized populations are seeing a “huge spike” in housing needs.