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Governor Raimondo extends executive order mandating the use of face coverings until July 4th

Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed an executive order extending her emergency declaration requiring people to wear a cloth face covering while...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 4: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

FirstWorks to Present Virtual Learning “Rise Up” with Syncopated Ladies Thursday at 1PM

As part of their Arts Learning/Virtual Learning Series, FirstWorks presents Chloe and Maud Arnold- the fierce females of Syncopated Ladies- on Thursday,...

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...

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

Early on in Shirley, the new film from director Josephine Decker based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s book of the same name, the...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (June 5-7) – Sturgill, Lucinda and Taylor

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

DEM asks beach-goers to buy season parking passes online and in advance to ease traffic tie-ups at beach entrances

via Rhode Island Department of Health The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to buy season beach passes...

Governor Raimondo extends executive order mandating the use of face coverings until July 4th

Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed an executive order extending her emergency declaration requiring people to wear a cloth face covering while...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 4: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

Latest from Newport County

City Council members introduce resolution ‘Condemning Racist Hate Speech’, would also include bias training for City employees and City Council

A resolution aimed at condemning all hate speech and use of racist slurs has been introduced by three Newport City Council members....

Newport Polo gets state ok – to open on schedule

This story was originally published at 7:02 pm on June 5th, it has been updated. The ponies will...

Newport City Council to host regular meeting on June 10th, here’s what’s on the agenda

Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 10th. The...

City of Newport releases statement on Black Lives Matter Rhode Island rally that is scheduled for Saturday

The City of Newport released the following statement regarding the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Demonstration that is planned for Saturday, June...

Aquidneck Land Trust adds six new members to its board of trustees

The Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has announced that six new board  members have been appointed to its board of trustees. Four of...

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

Early on in Shirley, the new film from director Josephine Decker based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s book of the same name, the...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (June 5-7) – Sturgill, Lucinda and Taylor

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

DEM asks beach-goers to buy season parking passes online and in advance to ease traffic tie-ups at beach entrances

via Rhode Island Department of Health The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to buy season beach passes...

Governor Raimondo extends executive order mandating the use of face coverings until July 4th

Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed an executive order extending her emergency declaration requiring people to wear a cloth face covering while...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 4: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

FirstWorks to Present Virtual Learning “Rise Up” with Syncopated Ladies Thursday at 1PM

As part of their Arts Learning/Virtual Learning Series, FirstWorks presents Chloe and Maud Arnold- the fierce females of Syncopated Ladies- on Thursday,...

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Newport Polo gets state ok – to open on schedule

This story was originally published at 7:02 pm on June 5th, it has been updated. The ponies will...

Music Streaming Online This Weekend (June 5-7) – Sturgill, Lucinda and Taylor

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

Newport Secret Garden Tour postpones both 2020 tours to 2021

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID 19, the Benefactors of the Arts has concluded after many meetings and discussions that it...

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...

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...

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Frank Prosnitz – Just My Opinion: We owe them

This story was originally published on May 23rd. We're re-running this column today on the 76th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy...

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

Early on in Shirley, the new film from director Josephine Decker based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s book of the same name, the...

Citizens Exploring School Unification: A step closer to school unification

By Citizens Exploring School Unification CESU (Citizens Exploring School Unification) announced today that 1,183 signatures of registered Middletown voters...

City Council members introduce resolution ‘Condemning Racist Hate Speech’, would also include bias training for City employees and City Council

A resolution aimed at condemning all hate speech and use of racist slurs has been introduced by three Newport City Council members....

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. 

Newport Polo gets state ok – to open on schedule

This story was originally published at 7:02 pm on June 5th, it has been updated. The ponies will...

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...