Newport, RI saw lots of excitement in 2019. From celebrity weddings and world class events, to gas outages and the worst Newport City Council in history. To earthquakes, new restaurants, and miracle pets, through it all, Newport, RI remains the gem of the East Coast!

Here are the biggest and most read local stories in Newport, RI for 2019!

25 – THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 13TH WILL NOW BE ON JULY 2ND

Fireworks Newport RI

24 – SHERYL CROW TO PLAY THE 2019 NEWPORT FOLK FEST

Sheryl Crow Newport Folk

23 – JAMESTOWN’S SIMPATICO RESTAURANT LISTED FOR SALE FOR $2.7 MILLION

Simpatico Jamestown RI For Sale

22 – BREAKING: WATERBROTHERS IS MOVING BACK TO 39 1/2 MEMORIAL BOULEVARD!

Sid Abruzzi Bill Murray

21 – THE REEF DEBUTS NEW INTERNATIONALLY-INSPIRED MENU



20 – THE GURNEY’S NEWPORT SKATING RINK OPENS FRIDAY!

Gurneys Newport Ice Rink

19 – GUILLAUME AND MOLLY DE RAMEL DONATE $25,000 TO MLK CENTER TO HELP FEED THE NEWPORT COMMUNITY

Guillaume and Molly de Ramel

18 – SUPERIOR COURT JURY FINDS PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY GUILTY OF FIRING DISABLED EMPLOYEE UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY

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17 – A-MANO PIZZA + GELATO FOOD TRUCK OPENS IN NEWPORT!

A Mano Food Truck Newport RI

16 – JOHN LEGEND IS PLAYING AUDRAIN’S NEWPORT CONCOURS & MOTOR WEEK!!!

John Legend Audrain Concours Newport RI



15 – NEWPORT CRAFT NOMINATED FOR USA TODAY’S TOP 10 CRAFT RUM DISTILLERIES IN THE U.S.

14 – VIDEO: JESSE JAMES AND COCO REUNITED!

13 – THE 40 BEST INSTAGRAMMERS IN NEWPORT, RI

Brenton Point Newport RI Sunset

12 – 2.0 EARTHQUAKE RECORDED OFF OF NEWPORT ON SUNDAY NIGHT

11 – CARPIONATO GROUP PROPOSES $100 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF THE NEWPORT GRAND CASINO PROPERTY

Newport North End Project Carpionato Group



10 – ARGUABLY THE WORST NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL IN HISTORY BANS BADLY NEEDED NORTH END REDEVELOPMENT

Newport North End Project

9 – GURNEY’S NEWPORT ADDS NEW OUTDOOR HEATED IGLOOS FOR A COZY NEWPORT WINTER!

8 – RHODE ISLAND TEACHER UNIONS TESTIFY AGAINST BILL MAKING IT ILLEGAL FOR TEACHERS TO HAVE SEX WITH STUDENTS

RI Teacher Sex Law

7 – RHODE ISLAND RANKED MOST SEX-CRAZED STATE IN AMERICA!

6 – ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVING A STUDENT

Rogers Newport



5 – HEY NEWPORT, BE PREPARED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS WITHOUT HEAT! ALSO NATIONAL GRID WILL PAY FOR YOUR HOTEL

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4 – ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ TO START SHOOTING IN NEWPORT THIS WEEK

Hannah B The bachelorette Newport RI

3 – WAIT, DID ORACLE BILLIONAIRE LARRY ELLISON JUST BUY SEACLIFF FOR $11 MILLION???

Larry Ellison Seacliff Newport RI

2 – 10,000 GALLONS OF UNTREATED RAW SEWAGE DISCHARGED INTO NEWPORT HARBOR

1 – ACTRESS JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS GETTING MARRIED IN NEWPORT