General Assembly: Both chambers schedule committee hearings for the week of May 25-29

Committee hearings have been scheduled in both chambers of the General Assembly for the week of May 25-29, according to a press...

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

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up...

East Matunuck, Scarborough State Beaches will reopen on Memorial Day

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that two saltwater beaches will be open to visitors with new restrictions in place beginning on...

RITBA adds two open road tolling lanes at the Newport Pell Bridge toll plaza

SOURCE: RITBA The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA)  is furthering its efforts to respond to COVID-19. At the...

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...

Live Music Streaming May 22 – Steve Earle, Mike Cooley and Lake Street Dive

Here’s our daily listing of some of the best home-based concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 26: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

Ocean Community Chamber hoping governor allows art festival later this summer

Given a typical Memorial Day weekend, Lisa Konicki, staff, and volunteers at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce would be consumed with...

Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, those who are living are facing...

General Assembly: Both chambers schedule committee hearings for the week of May 25-29

Committee hearings have been scheduled in both chambers of the General Assembly for the week of May 25-29, according to a press...

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

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up...

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Now Hiring: 65+ job opportunities available right now

Looking for a new gig, job, or career? Here's who's hiring in the Newport area right now. 7-Eleven...

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...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 26: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

Obituary for Lawrence James DeCambra

Lawrence J. DeCambra, age 84, of Somerset, Massachusetts, passed away on May 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Joan...

Newport City Council host COVID-19 workshop on Tuesday, will host regular council meeting on Wednesday

It will be a busy week for the Newport City Council. On Tuesday at 4:30 pm, Newport City Council...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 26: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

Ocean Community Chamber hoping governor allows art festival later this summer

Given a typical Memorial Day weekend, Lisa Konicki, staff, and volunteers at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce would be consumed with...

Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, those who are living are facing...

General Assembly: Both chambers schedule committee hearings for the week of May 25-29

Committee hearings have been scheduled in both chambers of the General Assembly for the week of May 25-29, according to a press...

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

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up...

East Matunuck, Scarborough State Beaches will reopen on Memorial Day

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that two saltwater beaches will be open to visitors with new restrictions in place beginning on...

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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...

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

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up...

Live Music Streaming May 22 – Steve Earle, Mike Cooley and Lake Street Dive

Here’s our daily listing of some of the best home-based concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis.

Newport Art Museum’s Artists’ Ball Fundraiser reimagined to be “Gala At Home”

Newport Art Museum has reimagined its annual Artists' Ball fundraiser into a new event, "Gala At Home," on Friday, July 17, 2020. Due to...

Common Fence Music to host free live-stream concert featuring Ethan Lienwand

Ethan Lienwand , a gifted blues pianist, will perform a free livestream concert for Common Fence Music on Sunday, June 7, at...

Live Music Streaming May 21 – Local Stars on “Pandemic Baby” and “WhistleStop Rock”

Here’s our daily listing of some of the best home-based concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis.

Here’s the status of major Newport County events in 2020

What's Up Newp has compiled the following list of major events that have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live Music Streaming May 20 – Fruit Bats, Mary Gauthier and Mark Cutler

Here’s our daily listing of some of the best home-based concerts streaming locally and nationally during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Latest from What's Up

Now Hiring: 65+ job opportunities available right now

Looking for a new gig, job, or career? Here's who's hiring in the Newport area right now. 7-Eleven...

Letter To The Editor: Support the school bond

The City Council meeting on May 27 is a critical milestone for the new school construction project. The Council will be voting...

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...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 26: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

Obituary for Mary Veronica (Pacheco) Souza

Mary Veronica Souza (Pacheco) was born on July 31, 1932 to Manuel and Alexandrina Pacheco from Middletown, RI. She graduated from Rogers...

Obituary for Lawrence James DeCambra

Lawrence J. DeCambra, age 84, of Somerset, Massachusetts, passed away on May 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Joan...

On This Day In Newport History: May 26, 1954 – USS Bennington Explodes, More Than 100 Killed

One of the worst ship disasters not involving enemy action took place off the coast of Newport on May 26th, 1954. USS Bennington, a 24 Essex-class aircraft...

Guest View: An Open Letter from Paths to Progress to Governor Raimondo, RI DEM Director Coit, and RI DOH Director Nicole Alexander-Scott

Dear Governor Raimondo, Director Coit, and Director Alexander-Scott,  Thank you all – for your hard work and thoughtful management...

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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...