What’s Up In Newport County Today
Monday, January 25
By Ryan M. Belmore

Good Morning,

???? Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee will join What’s Up Newp today for a live virtual video conversation at 1 pm. We’ll chat with McKee about the Gubernatorial transition and what his goals and plans are as Governor of Rhode Island. We’ll also chat about his efforts to support small businesses during COVID-19 and more.

???? Wondering what homes sold on your street, in your neighborhood, or in Newport County? Tyler Bernadyn has a look at the 15 houses that sold in Newport County last week.

???? The Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee shared the following on their Facebook Page yesterday, “Understandably, the Mayor of Newport has decided that the Parade will not take place on March 13th due to COVID uncertainties.  We have requested September 25th as the new date for the Parade.  Hope to see you all there!”

???? Newport police are investigating the deaths of a 51-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, who they say are residents of the city.

???? East Bay Community Action Program, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, and Potter League For Animals were among those nonprofits who were recently awarded grants from BankRI.

???? As they do every winter, Brick Alley Pub and Plumby’s will be closed from annual maintenance and project improvements from January 25 – February 11.

???? On Friday, the RIDOH reported the following COVID-19 data;

  • Tests Prior Day: 18,546
  • New Positive Cases: 829
  • Percent Positive Prior Day: 4.5%
  • People Hospitalized: 352
  • New Fatalities: 7

Cumulative Totals Since Begining of Pandemic

  • Total Tests: 2,363,131
  • Total Positive Cases: 109,735
  • Total Fatalities: 2,083


  • First Doses Administered: 52,925
  • Second Doses Administered: 13,145
  • People Fully Vaccinated: 13,145
  • Total Doses Administered: 66,070

???? Happy Birthday today to Paul Lally, Rick Hamel, Linda Chandler, Lee Caouette, Julia Scott, and Becky Sherman. 

Let’s dive into what else is happening, new, and to do out there…

The Latest From What’s Up Newp
What Sold: 15 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Jan. 17 – 24)

LIVE ON WUN | WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee (Jan. 25 at 1 pm)

Will the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade happen in 2021? Parade Committee hoping to host the parade on September 25 (Updated)

Obituary: Barbara L. Tortolani

Obituary: Donald L. Mosher

Obituary: Patricia Louise Church

Newport Police investigating the deaths of two residents

Gamm Theatre Announces Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Incoming Governor McKee announces first round of transition team members

Bank Rhode Island provides $66,000 in funding to nonprofit organizations across the state

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

Trinity Rep Announces Online Programming Including “America Too: Reckoning and Resilience” Beginning Jan. 28th

What’s Up in Newport County today: Saturday, January 23

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What’s Up Today in Newport County

⛅️ Weather

  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind around 8 mph

⚓️ Marine

  • Today – NW wind around 9 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – NNW wind around 7 kt becoming N after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 43°F.

???? Sun & Moon 

  • Sunrise: 7:02 am | Sunset: 4:53 pm
  • High tide at 5:09 am & 5:30 pm | Low tide at 11:25 am & 10:51 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 11 days, 86% lighting

???? Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled.

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

???? City & Government 

Live on WUN (watchon our Facebook Page and website)

We’ll See You Out There

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