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What’s Up In Newport County Today
Saturday, December 19
By Ryan M. Belmore
Day 3 of the Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland saw New York Yacht Club American Magic close out racing at the first AC75 class regatta with a second-place finish overall.
If you missed our live video conversation with Steve Iwanski yesterday, it’s worth a watch. Steve will tell you all about his plans for Charter Books at 8 Broadway.
Breakwaters Cigar & Whiskey opened yesterday at 796 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown.
Diego’s added to their family yesterday. Diego’s Eastside is now open n Wayland Square.
On the market for a new home? Tyler Bernadyn has a look at the 14 open houses happening in Newport County this weekend.Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on approximately $48 million of Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s (RITBA) toll revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook remains Stable.
Salve Regina’s chapter of Best Buddies International has been recognized as Rhode Island’s Outstanding Chapter of the Year for its outstanding commitment, leadership and unwavering dedication to the Best Buddies mission
National Grid Denied Waiver for Portsmouth LNG Facility, ecoRI News reports.
The Rhode Island General Assembly yesterday approved a pared-down state budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
The Senate yesterday approved several judicial appointments, many will help diversify the state court system.
COVID-19 in Rhode Island
RIDOH reported yesterday 395 new positive cases, 23 new fatalities, and 459 hospitalizations. 1,226 people have received one dose of a vaccine.
Governor Gina Raimondo announced yesterday during her weekly press briefing that the “pause” that Rhode Island has been under for the past three weeks will end on Sunday, December 20. Governor Raimondo then said “we can’t go from pause to flipping a switch” and announced a post-pause phase beginning Monday, December 21st.
Today’s Forecast & Conditions
- Today – Sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
- Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
- Today – N wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the morning. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 48F
Sun & Moon
- Sunrise: 7:08 am | Sunset: 4:18 pm
- High tide at 11:21 am and 11:50 pm | Low tide at 4:01 am & 4:53 pm
- Moon: Waxing Crescent, 5 days, 22% lighting
Happening In Newport County Today
Things To Do
- Christmas In Newport
- 9 am to 12 pm – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Gateway Center
- 10 am to 4 pm – A Rough Point Holiday at Doris Duke’s Rough Point
- 10 am to 5 pm – Letters to Santa at Bowen’s Wharf
- 12 pm – Tiverton Farmers Market: Christmas Pop-Up Market
- 1:30 pm – Holiday Tour: Rogues and Rakes of Bellevue Ave
- 4 pm to 8 pm – Sparkling Lights at The Breakers
- 4 pm – Crafts with Sue: String Art Ornament at Created Purpose
- 7 pm – Singing For Shelter House Concert: The 40
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
The Latest From What’s Up Newp
American Magic takes 2nd overall At Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland
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