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John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

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...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 27: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

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

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

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...

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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...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

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...

Latest from Newport County

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...

Representative Lauren Carson announces she will run for reelection

Rhode Island State House Representative Lauren Carson announced this morning that she will run for reelection for her seat representing Newport in...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

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...

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...

John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights website

By John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Students in a Brown University American Studies course...

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...

COVID-19 in Rhode Island – May 27: Daily Press Briefing & updates

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

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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...

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...

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Aquidneck Island community rallies for victim of hit-and-run

by Bari Freeman, Executive Director at Bike Newport On Friday, May 22, Elias Joel Velasquez was tragically killed on his...

Conservation partners remind public to be considerate of nesting birds as beaches reopen

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) need your help...

Guest View: Representative Carson: Now it is time to look to the future

The Covid-19 virus has changed our lives and it has changed my commitment to Putting Newport First.  Now, more than ever, we...

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...

Hammetts Hotel slated to open summer 2020

by Main Street Hospitality Group Centrally located on America’s Cup at Commercial Wharf, the newly built Hammetts Hotel welcomes travelers to...

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...

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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...