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What’s Up In Newport County Today

Sunday, December 13

Good Morning,

~ Newport Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 12:50 am on Saturday morning in the area of Brenton Road and Wickham Road

~ Gannett, the parent company of Providence Journal, Newport Daily News, USA Today and more than 100 newspapers throughout the country, will outsource the jobs of 485 employees on its business side to India. This move comes after furloughing every employee without pay for a week over several months earlier this year and after offering buyouts to all employees (500 employees taking up the offer),

~ Thinking of watching The Prom? WUN’s Alexander Harrison watched it and has his review here.

~ Tonight from 4 to 6 pm the Portsmouth PTO and Middle School will host the opening night of a First Annual Drive-Through Winter Wonderland.

~ A tiny stage. A giant screen. Nine live dances. A bunch of dance films. You cozy in your car—it’s a drive-in! Small Moves, Big Picture, is coming to WaterFire Arts Center’s “Theatre Under the Stars” on tonight at 6:00 PM.

~ Common Fence Music will present Samoa Wilson, dynamic vocalist and song-stylist, in an online concert this evening at 7:00 pm.

~ Happy Birthday today to Sean Galvin, Charles Kehres, Robert Purdy, Erika Van Pelt, and Gerald Coyne!

COVID-19 in Rhode Island

~ Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the director of the R.I. Department of Health, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Governor Raimondo has tested negative, but is self-quarantining, according to WPRI.

~ As Rhode Island wilts under the surge of coronavirus, Connecticut anxiously watches from across the border, Hartford Courant reports.

Today’s Forecast & Conditions


  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today – Areas of fog before 9 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 7 to 9 mph.


Sun & Moon

  • Sunrise: 7:04 am | Sunset: 4:16 pm
  • High tide at 6:12 am and 6:36 pm | Low tide at 12:18 am and 11:55 pm
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 28 days, 4% lighting

 Happening In Newport County Today

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

The Latest From What’s Up Newp

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

Watch | Dozens of local musicians are Singing For Shelter Dec. 5 – 22

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Prom”

Amazon Music Announces New Family Amazon Original Songs from Dawes, Nicole Atkins, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and More

Portsmouth public schools will shift to full distance learning beginning December 21

Newport Police Department investigating an overnight fatal crash in the area of Brenton Road

For the very latest news and information, visit www.whatsupnewp.com.

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