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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...

RITBA: Phase One of Newport Pell Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project completed, Phase Two begins this week

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase One of the Newport Pell Bridge...

Full Text: Governor Raimondo’s Emergency Declaration – Phase II Re-Opening

Rhode Island officially moves into Phase II of Reopening Rhode Island on Monday, June 1st. Among the changes,  personal...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – June 1: Daily Press Briefing & updates

Governor Raimondo and the Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press conference at 1 pm...

Board of Elections to install mail ballot drop boxes at all Presidential Preference Primary polling locations on June 2

The Board of Elections has authorized mail ballot return drop boxes to be installed at the 47 polling places set to open...

NUWC Division Newport engineer offers perspective on coronavirus while working as an EMT

By NUWC Division Newport Public Affairs | This story originally appeared here. As an emergency medical technician (EMT) in...

Latest from Rhode Island

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...

United Way launches #BeKindRI challenge to spur random acts of kindness

Beginning June 1, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) invites all Rhode Islanders to share in something special by joining its #BeKindRI challenge and...

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...

RITBA: Phase One of Newport Pell Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project completed, Phase Two begins this week

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase One of the Newport Pell Bridge...

Latest from Newport County

Recap & Video: Newport City Council Special Meeting

Newport City Councilors hosted a Special Council Meeting this evening on the City's proposed FY2021 budget as well as an update from...

Parking lot at Second Beach reopens on June 6th

On Saturday June 6, parking at Second Beach (aka Sachuest Beach) will reopen daily from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m, according to the Town...

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...

Preservation Society forced to lay off 231 full- and part-time employees

The Preservation Society of Newport County announced today that they were forced to cut back staff as result of closing during pandemic,...

Rep. Carson: ‘All leaders, myself included, must work much more diligently to dismantle systematic racism’

Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) today released the following statement: “I am among the Americans and Rhode...

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...

United Way launches #BeKindRI challenge to spur random acts of kindness

Beginning June 1, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) invites all Rhode Islanders to share in something special by joining its #BeKindRI challenge and...

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...

RITBA: Phase One of Newport Pell Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project completed, Phase Two begins this week

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase One of the Newport Pell Bridge...

Full Text: Governor Raimondo’s Emergency Declaration – Phase II Re-Opening

Rhode Island officially moves into Phase II of Reopening Rhode Island on Monday, June 1st. Among the changes,  personal...

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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...

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...

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Recap & Video: Newport City Council Special Meeting

Newport City Councilors hosted a Special Council Meeting this evening on the City's proposed FY2021 budget as well as an update from...

Parking lot at Second Beach reopens on June 6th

On Saturday June 6, parking at Second Beach (aka Sachuest Beach) will reopen daily from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m, according to the Town...

Now Hiring: 100+ job opportunities in and around Newport

Looking for a new job, gig, or career? Here's who's hiring right now in the Newport area. 22...

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...

Preservation Society forced to lay off 231 full- and part-time employees

The Preservation Society of Newport County announced today that they were forced to cut back staff as result of closing during pandemic,...

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...

Rep. Carson: ‘All leaders, myself included, must work much more diligently to dismantle systematic racism’

Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) today released the following statement: “I am among the Americans and Rhode...

Butler Basketball Club says threats have forced them to postpone their ‘Peace Love Unity’ march

A walk planned for Peace Love Unity in Newport and Middletown on Sunday, June 7th has been cancelled, due to "threats made...

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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...