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What’s Up In Newport County Today
Monday, December 14
~ It’s hard for the name Times Are Tough Gallery not to resonate right now. Gallery owner/curator Pia Hogue supported local artists by opening Times Are Tough in an undisclosed, underused, commercially zoned Middletown location to introduce the public (strictly limited to two people at a time, by appointment only) to various media in one place. WUN contributor Annie Kennedy with more What’s Up Interview: Times are Tough Gallery Opens in Middletown
~ Jay Flanders is back with another Tiny Kitchen recipe, this time around he’s teaching you how to make braised beef cheeks with creamy polenta.
~ A coat drive organized by Sen. Dawn Euer, Sen. Sandra Cano and a group of housing advocates collected more than 2,600 coats, hats, blankets and other pieces of winter gear, which will be given to homeless individuals throughout Rhode Island.
~ A proposed aquaculture project in waters off Tiverton has received approval from the town’s Harbor Commission, AP reports.
~ The obituary for long-time Newport Harbormaster Tim Mills has been published, you can read it here.
~ ICYMI: Popular Stories on What’s Up Newp last week
- City of Newport mourning loss of Tim Mills, long-time harbormaster
- Newport Police Department investigating an overnight fatal crash in the area of Brenton Road
- Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard designated as Foreign Trade Zone
- Governor Raimondo extends pause another week, announces new post-pause phase
- Six vying for the two vacancies on Newport Planning Board
~ Have a tip, story, suggestion, birthday, anniversary, new job, or any other nugget for this newsletter? Get in touch: email@example.com.
~ Happy Birthday today to Kaelan Groebe, Emily Hirsch, Andrea Tager, Campbell Plowden, Mike Watson, and Matthew Lecuyer.
COVID-19 in Rhode Island
~ RIDOH doesn’t provide any COVID-19 data on Saturday or Sunday. The next update will be today around noon.
Today’s Forecast & Conditions
- Hazardous Weather Outlook
- Today – Rain likely before noon, then rain and snow. High near 37. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
- Tonight – A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Today – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Rain and snow. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – WNW wind 9 to 12 kt increasing to 12 to 15 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 50°F
Sun & Moon
- Sunrise: 7:05 am | Sunset: 4:16 pm
- High tide at 7:04 am and 7:28 pm | Low tide at 1:11 pm
- Moon: Waning Crescent, 29 days, 1% lighting
Happening In Newport County Today
Things To Do
- Christmas In Newport
- 10 am – Letters to Santa at Bowen’s Wharf
- 4 pm to 8 pm – Sparkling Lights at The Breakers
- 7 pm – Singing For Shelter House Concert: Steve Rodrigues, Joe Potenza & Friends
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
- 5:30 pm – Jamestown Town Council
- 6 pm – Newport Zoning Board of Review
- 6 pm – Middletown Town Council
- 6 pm – Newport Energy and Environment Commission
- 7 pm – Portsmouth Town Council
- 7 pm – Tiverton Library Trustees
- 7 pm – Tiverton Historical Cemeteries Commission
- 7 pm – Tiverton Town Council
- Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.
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