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What’s Up In Newport County Today

Monday, December 14

Good Morning,

~ 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

  1. City of Newport mourning loss of Tim Mills, long-time harbormaster
  2. Newport Police Department investigating an overnight fatal crash in the area of Brenton Road
  3. Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard designated as Foreign Trade Zone
  4. Governor Raimondo extends pause another week, announces new post-pause phase
  5. 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: ryan@whatsupnewp.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

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

The Latest From What’s Up Newp

Tiny Kitchen: Braised Beef Cheeks with Creamy polenta

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in Newport County and Rhode Island

COVID-19 in Rhode Island: The latest data

Obituary | Tim Mills

What’s Up Interview: Times are Tough Gallery Opens in Middletown

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We’ll See You Out There

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