What’s Up In Newport County Today
Monday, January 11
by Ryan M. Belmore

Good Morning,

???? The AARP in Rhode Island is asking the state to prioritize residents over the age of 50 to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, giving greater weight to not only those in extended care facilities but also those receiving long-term support in their homes.  Additionally, the association is calling for more transparency, urging the state to consistently post information and updates on vaccine administration on a public website.

???? Beginning today, local businesses will be able to apply for funds under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

???? Jay Flanders returns with his monthly Tiny Kitchen Magic recipe. This month he’s walking you through how to make Seared Tuna with cilantro-lime rice.

???? WUN’s movie critic is back with a review of Pieces of a Woman.

???? Sprout and Lentil, the Middletown-based Vegan kitchen, recently announced that they are extending their hours on Thursday to Saturday and will begin offering delivery on these evenings beginning January 14. 

???? Happy Birthday today to Simi Rush, Kevin Ward, Bob Healey, and Allan Megarry!

The latest headlines from What’s Up Newp
Tiny Kitchen Magic: Seared Tuna with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Sprout and Lentil will begin offering delivery to all of Aquidneck Island on January 14

AARP calls on Governor Raimondo to prioritize Rhode Islanders 50 and older for COVID vaccine and increase COVID vaccination transparency

Feds reopening Paycheck Protection Program for thousands of small businesses on Jan. 11

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Pieces of a Woman”

5 Newport County open houses to check out this weekend

What’s Up in Newport County today: Saturday, January 9 | Weekend Edition

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What’s happening In Newport County today

 Weather

  • Today – A slight chance of showers between 3 pm and 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind around 8 mph.

 Marine

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers between 3 pm and 5 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – W wind around 7 kt. A slight chance of showers before 7 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 44°F.

???? Sun & Moon 

  • Sunrise: 7:10 am | Sunset: 4:37 pm
  • High tide at 5:59 am & 6:23 pm | Low tide at 12:19 pm & 11:43 pm
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 27 days, 6% lighting

???? Things To Do

???? JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

???? City & Government 

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled.

We’ll See You Out There

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.