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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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,...

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...

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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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...

What Sold: 8 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (May 28 – June 2)

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island over the last week. Aquidneck Island real estate...

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...

The Breakers and The Elms to reopen on June 4th, with strict health and safety precautions

The Preservation Society of Newport County today announced that they have received final state approval to reopen the Newport Mansions to visitors...

Newport Public Schools announces details, schedule for Summer Meals Program

Info provided by Newport Public Schools The City of Newport is excited to celebrate the arrival of the summer!...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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Letter To The Editor: Students adapt to a new way of learning in order to successfully complete unit on Climate Resiliency

We are local high school science teachers and would like to share details of a collaborative project we just completed with our...

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,...

Prospective student no longer enrolled at Salve Regina University after ‘social media posts of a threatening nature’

Salve Regina University on Wednesday wrote on social media that they were recently made aware of public social media posts of a...

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...

Watch Live: Rogers High School Class of 2020 Graduation Exercises | June 4th at 6 pm

The administration and faculty of Rogers High School is inviting the public to the viewing of the Class of 2020 Graduation Exercises.

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: The Breakers and The Elms open today

The big news is the re-opening of The Breakers and The Elms today (Thursday, June 4) by the Preservation Society of Newport...

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. 

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...