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Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

RI Children’s Entertainer Greg Lato to Release “Create My Own World” July 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 28: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in...

CVS Health opens 10 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Rhode Island

Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health will open 10...

Latest from Rhode Island

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

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...

Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

Latest from Newport County

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 28: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in...

CVS Health opens 10 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Rhode Island

Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health will open 10...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

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...

Pandemic weakens legal protections for domestic abuse victims

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic abuse, even as cases of abuse have...

Guidance released for Phase II reopening of Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

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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...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (May 29-31) – Dropkick Murphys, Lucinda and Bruce

Here’s a weekend round-up of some of the best concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis. Show...

Easton’s Beach set to open for the season June 4th

The City of Newport today announced plans for a limited reopening of Easton’s Beach beginning Thursday, June 4th. Beachgoers...

RI Children’s Entertainer Greg Lato to Release “Create My Own World” July 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release...

Jamestown Newport Ferry season opens on June 6th

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., operator of the Jamestown Newport Ferry service, announced today that it will resume ferry and cruise operations on...

The Vox Hunters will perform a free live-stream concert for Common Fence Music on June 21

The Vox Hunters, will perform a free Livestream concert for Common Fence Music on Sunday, June 21, at 7pm. The concert can...

PPAC Announces Updated Schedule for 2020/2021 Season

Providence, RI -  Today, J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), unveiled a new performance schedule for...

What’s Up This Week in Newport County: May 26 – June 1

Discover what's happening, new, and to do this week in Newport County. Note - this list is updated daily...

International Boat Show proposes modifications, hopeful governor approves September event

The Newport International Boat Show has become among the latest events looking for special dispensation from Governor Gina Raimondo, hoping she will...

20 Military Memorials, Monuments and Markers you should visit in Newport

These memorials, monuments, and markers throughout Newport, RI document the trials, tribulations, battles, historical events and those Newporter's lost while at a battle. We...

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Jane Pickens Announces Upcoming Films in Virtual Screening Room

Like many independent theaters, the Jane Pickens Film and Events Center in Newport is facing serious financial challenges due to the CCOVID-19...

Public comment period for Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan at National Wildlife Refuges in R.I. extended

On March 16, 2020 the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) made a draft hunting and fishing plan covering the National Wildlife Refuges...

On This Day In Newport History – May 30, 1880: League of American Wheelmen, the first national bicycle society, formed in Newport

The League of American Bicyclists was founded as the League of American Wheelmen on May 30, 1880 in Newport, Rhode Island.

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. 

Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data

Positive Cases In Rhode Island Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island May 30th: RIDOH reports...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the...

All Rhode Island state beaches will open on June 1st

via Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all Rhode Island state beaches...

BankRI provides $117,000 in grants to 28 local nonprofit organizations

Twenty-eight local nonprofits have been awarded a total of $117,000 in grants by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) to aid their work on behalf of...

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...