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Legislative News – January 22: Commemorating Roe v. Wade; Assault weapon, high-capacity magazine bans introduced

Representative Jack Lyle, Jr. Chosen as NCEL’s Rhode Island State Lead Rhode Island House Republican Representative Jack W....

Newport Folk Festival: 2020 lineup announcements

The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival at Fort...

Six Picks Events: The Best in Local Events This Weekend (Jan. 24-26)

Chris Tucker Saturday at PPAC (Providence) Actor and comedian Chris Tucker has certainly made his mark in Hollywood, ...
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Ørsted partners with University of Rhode Island, other universities to support the protection and conservation of right whales

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced today an exciting and innovative partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Rhode...

Dave Matthews Band announces 2020 North American Summer Tour; coming to Mohegan Sun, Xfinity Center

Source: Live Nation Today, Dave Matthews Band announced dates for its 2020 North American summer tour, which will launch with...

Under The Dome: Rep. Deborah Ruggiero

With the start of the legislative session, I reached out to the area’s legislative delegation to survey what legislation is important to...

Forget Xmas in July, Think “Jaws,” in January!

Imagine finding the perfect clamcake…and there’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect. That was my thought Saturday (Jan. 18) while driving through...

Legislative News – January 21: Expanding broadbad; Firearms; Vicious Dog; Medical Marijuana

Rep. Vella-Wilkinson introduces legislation to create a nine-member Veterans Oversight Commission STATE HOUSE — Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist....

State awarded three-year, $27 million federal grant to support statewide children’s development and education initiatives

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state has been awarded a three-year, $27 million federal grant to support statewide children's...

Alicia Keys announces long-awaited return to touring; coming to Boston in August

Source: Live Nation Today global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR,...

Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots coming to Xfinity Center in July

Source: Live Nation Multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, Nickelback is set to hit the road this summer, bringing some of their biggest...

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Legislative News – January 22: Commemorating Roe v. Wade; Assault weapon, high-capacity magazine bans introduced

Representative Jack Lyle, Jr. Chosen as NCEL’s Rhode Island State Lead Rhode Island House Republican Representative Jack W....

Newport Folk Festival: 2020 lineup announcements

The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival at Fort...

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Don’t miss out on these Newport Wellness Week deals, events

If you haven’t taken advantage of Newport Wellness Week events and deals - hurry! With only a few days left of this...

Ørsted partners with University of Rhode Island, other universities to support the protection and conservation of right whales

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced today an exciting and innovative partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Rhode...

Alicia Keys announces long-awaited return to touring; coming to Boston in August

Source: Live Nation Today global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR,...

Daryl Hall & John Oates announce massive 2020 Summer Tour; coming to Foxwoods and Xfinity Center

Source: Live Nation After selling out their upcoming February 28 performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in short order,...

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Newport Folk Festival: 2020 lineup announcements

The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival at Fort...

Dave Matthews Band announces 2020 North American Summer Tour; coming to Mohegan Sun, Xfinity Center

Source: Live Nation Today, Dave Matthews Band announced dates for its 2020 North American summer tour, which will launch with...

Daryl Hall & John Oates announce massive 2020 Summer Tour; coming to Foxwoods and Xfinity Center

Source: Live Nation After selling out their upcoming February 28 performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in short order,...

The Mavericks return to Indian Ranch on June 27, tickets on sale this Friday

For the eight straight season, The Mavericks will be performing at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA.  Having established themselves as a fan favorite,...

Don’t miss out on these Newport Wellness Week deals, events

If you haven’t taken advantage of Newport Wellness Week events and deals - hurry! With only a few days left of this...

Steely Dan with Steve Winwood announce “Earth After Hours” Summer Tour; coming to Xfinity Center in July

The following was written by Live Nation. Today legendary band Steely Dan announced their Earth After Hours summer tour with Steve Winwood,...

Real Estate

Rhode Island Airbnb hosts earned $13 million during biggest weekends of 2019

Airbnb announced today that its Rhode Island host community earned a combined $13 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 39,300 guest...

Realtor.Com: U.S. Housing Market short 3.8 million new homes

 As the new decade begins with a strong economy and low interest rates, home buyers still face a big hurdle -- extremely...

Tyler Bernadyn: Why waiting until “Spring” to buy or sell might be a mistake

To say the Spring market is off to a hot start would be an understatement.  With a large pool of qualified buyers...

Realtor.Com: 2020 begins with lowest housing inventory in two years

December saw the largest year-over-year decline of housing inventory in almost three years with a dramatic 12 percent decline, pushing the number...

Waterfront coastal home in Westerly sells for $1.5 million

Randall, Realtors Watch Hill office announces the sale of 32 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly at $1,500,000. According to data from the Rhode Island Statewide Multiple...

Kai Bar acquired by The Martucci Group

East Greenwich, RI - Kai Bar, a popular date and cocktail spot on Main Street in East Greenwich, announced on Wednesday that...

RIDOT resumes highway mile-marker numbering program

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will start its next highway renumbering project the week of January...

When ‘faraway’ news lands at your front door: Newport’s gas crisis remembered, one year later

A YEAR AGO TODAY, Jan. 21, 2019, on the coldest day of the winter, natural gas was cut to thousands of people...

Don’t miss out on these Newport Wellness Week deals, events

If you haven’t taken advantage of Newport Wellness Week events and deals - hurry! With only a few days left of this...

One Year Later: Aquidneck Island Gas Crisis – ‘A perfect storm of errors’

A year after more than 7,000 gas customers on Aquidneck Island were left without heat on a day that saw temperatures drop...

Introducing What’s Up Rhode Island’s new Events Calendar

What’s Up Rhode Island is excited to announce that we’ve launched a brand new events calendar today. The moves...

Secretary of State Gorbea Announces Poster, Meme and Essay Contests for RI Students

Submitted by the Office of Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment,...

Governor Raimondo celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy, announces new Criminal Justice Reforms

In her annual address at the Minister's Alliance Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Governor Raimondo today announced new criminal justice reforms....

Just My Opinion: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

This story was originally written on Jan. 15, 2016. Tomorrow – Sunday – is Martin Luther King...

Photos: Catie Curtis at Club Passim

Singer-songwriter Catie Curtis made a stop in Cambridge, MA on January 7th to perform at Club Passim. Gary...

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

I entered Kindergarten in the Fall of 1968 in the newly renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a school that...

Dine & Drink

Forget Xmas in July, Think “Jaws,” in January!

Imagine finding the perfect clamcake…and there’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect. That was my thought Saturday (Jan. 18) while driving through...

Providence Restaurant Weeks Begins January 12th

Providence is one of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations. Find out what the fuss is all about during Providence Restaurant Weeks running January...

Ragged Island Brewing expanding distribution into Massachusetts

Ragged Island Brewing Co. and Night Shift Distributing announced a partnership that will place the popular Portsmouth-brewed craft beer in bars, restaurants...

Castle Hill Inn will celebrate Chinese New Year with a five-course Cantonese-inspired menu

In celebration of the Year of the Rat in 2020, Castle Hill Inn will be offering a special Cantonese-inspired menu crafted with...

Basil & Bunny to launch plant-based food trailer in Rhode Island

Basil & Bunny recently announced that they will officially embark on an entirely plant-based food company in Rhode Island beginning with a...

Rhode Island among ’10 beer scenes you should experience in 2020′

The Rhode Island craft beer scene has received some big accolades, USA TODAY 10 Best has included the Ocean State on a...

People & Profiles

Under The Dome: Senator Lou DiPalma

With the start of the legislative session, I reached out to the area’s legislative delegation to survey what legislation is important to...

A conversation with…Tapped Apple Winery

Tucked away in the middle of Westerly’s downtown is the Tapped Apple Winery & Cidery, where for the last couple of years...

Westerly’s Town Manager Rooney a finalist for Florida manager’s position

J. Mark Rooney, who may still be celebrating his first anniversary as Westerly, Rhode Island’s town manager, is now a finalist for...

How to handle politics at the Thanksgiving table

“It is a holiday dinner and all hell is about to break out in the dining room,” writes Brookings Vice President Darrell...

Social Enterprise Greenhouse to host 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation & Pitch Night

Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for a festive celebration as the graduates of its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator complete their three-month...

Beatles Tribute “Fab Four” to Play Cranston’s Park Theatre Nov. 16th

Cold weather got you down? Sick of the snow already? Maybe what you need is a full dose of Beatles! The Fab...