What’s Up In Newport County Today

Tuesday, December 15

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Good Morning,

~ A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for our area Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Expect heavy snow, with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12″ possible.

~ A temporary memorial has been set up in Perrotti Park to honor long-time Harbor Master Tim Mills. 

~ Santa is back visiting Newport neighborhoods tonight, look for him in the area of Fort Adams and the 5th Ward. On Thursday, he will wrap up his tour with a visit to North End Commercial, The Point, Historic Hill, Memorial Boulevard, and Bellevue Avenue Estates. Full schedule here.

~ Super Shawny, the 10-year-old from Tiverton who was bravely battling an inoperable brain tumor, has passed away.

~ Newport Police yesterday identified the 19-year old victim involved in this past weekends fatal single-car crash

~ Gerry Goldstein is back with his latest column – Gerry Goldstein: An ‘old’ friend takes new stab at writing Santa

~ Wondering what homes sold on your street, in your neighborhood or in Newport County? Tyler Bernadyn has a full round-up of what sold last week here – What Sold: 24 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Dec. 6 – 12)

~ Yesterday, Rhode Island’s Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The state’s four Presidential Electors for 2020 are Elizabeth Jane Beretta-Perik, James A. Diossa, Sabina Matos, and Joseph Robert Paolino, Jr. All four electors cast their votes for Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris.

~ Sen. DiPalma’s commission to study and evaluate the state’s electric and natural gas distribution and transmission infrastructure meets on Monday

~ ecoRI news reports National Grid Pressed About Portsmouth LNG Facility

~ Performers from Salve Regina’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will holding a Christmas Virtual Chorus Concert via Zoom.

~ 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 John Dyer, Jay Sweet, Adrienne Haylor, and Ally Bierce! 

COVID-19 in Rhode Island

~ 45 states and Puerto Rico now have travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island.

~ RIDOH reported yesterday 552 new positive cases prior day, 7.2% positive prior day, 20 new fatalities, and 433 hospitalizations.

~ Rhode Island hospitals were authorized to begin vaccinating frontline workers against COVID-19.

~ House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force meets today for presentations on vaccine distribution

Today’s Forecast & Conditions



  • Small Craft Advisory until December 15, 01:00 PM EST
  • Today – NW wind 11 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 21 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – NW wind 8 to 10 kt becoming N after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 50°F

Sun & Moon

  • Sunrise: 7:05 am | Sunset: 4:17 pm
  • High tide at 7:55 am and 8:18 pm | Low tide at 12:45 am & 8:18 pm
  • Moon: New Moon, 0 days, 0% lighting

 Happening In Newport County Today

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

The Latest From What’s Up Newp

Gerry Goldstein: An ‘old’ friend takes new stab at writing Santa

Temporary memorial set up in Perrotti Park to honor Tim Mills

Letter | Statewide restaurant bailout imperative

Winter Storm Watch issued for Rhode Island, 8 – 12″ of snow expected

Rhode Island’s Electoral College votes for Biden and Harris

What Sold: 24 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Dec. 6 – 12)

What’s Up in Newport County this week: Dec. 14 – 20

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

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

COVID-19 in Rhode Island: The latest data

Newport Police identify victim involved in fatal single-car crash

Potter League for Animals Executive Director, Brad Shear, elected Board Chair for The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Lori McKenna Band to Stream Live from Club Passim Friday, Dec. 18

R.I. hospitals authorized to begin vaccinating frontline workers against COVID-19

Obituary | Robert W. Nass

Obituary | Mary Baker

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