What’s Up In Newport County Today
Wednesday, January 6
by Ryan M. Belmore
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Governor Raimondo is quarantining for the second time in less than a month following close contact with a person who has COVID-19. Because of this, her weekly COVID-19 press briefing will be pushed from Thursday to Friday this week.
We caught up with John Elkhay from Chow Fun Food Group yesterday to learn more about the future of Harry’s Bar & Burger on Thames Street. Read what he had to say here.
Looking to kick off 2021 with a new gig, job, or career? Well, you may be in luck. What’s Up Newp is here to help in your job search with these 55 job opportunities.
RIDOH reported yesterday 1,081 new positive COVID-19 cases (total now 93,582), 15 new fatalities (total now 1,870) and 409 hospitalizations.
Today through Saturday, the Newport MFA, Salve Regina’s creative writing degree program, will present virtual readings and craft talks from best-selling authors and faculty members. Staff, faculty, students, and members of the public are invited to attend these creatively inspiring events.
Salve Regina students who have managed a growing stock portfolio as part of an MGT-320 Investment Planning class in fall 2020 donated $15,000 in earnings from the fund during the holiday season. The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center were among the organizations to receive a donation.
Rhode Island Monthly gives us a peek inside the masterful renovation of an 1803 Freemasons lodge in the heart of Historic Hill.
Newport Hospital Community Lecture Series: Join Dr. Anthony Napoli, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine and Chair of Emergency Department, and Lisa Lima-Tessier, MSN, CEN, NEA-BC, Director of Emergency and Respiratory Services, virtually this Thursday at 6 pm for a conversation about the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic, life in the John A. and Hope H. van Beuren Emergency Department, vaccine and treatment information, and how to stay safe.
Happy Birthday today to Suzanne Kissell, John Ankelman, Rich Gastwirt, Judy McLennan, and Lee Rekas!
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A look at what’s happening In Newport County today
- Wednesday – Partly sunny, with a high near 40. North wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
- Wednesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
- Wednesday – NNW wind around 10 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Wednesday Night – NNW wind around 10 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 45°F.
Sun & Moon
- Sunrise: 7:12 am | Sunset: 4:32 pm
- High tide at 12:56 am & 1:15 pm | Low tide at 6:26 am & 6:46 pm
- Moon: Last Quarter Moon, 22 days, 55% lighting
Things To Do
- 4 pm to 8 pm – Sparkling Lights at The Breakers
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
- 9:30 am – Newport County Regional Special Education Program
- 5 pm – Jamestown Library Board
- 6 pm – Newport City Council
- 6 pm – Little Compton School Committee
- 7 pm – Jamestown Planning Commission
- 7 pm – Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust
- 7 pm –Tiverton Zoning Board of Review
- 7 pm – Portsmouth Melville Park Committee
- 7 pm – Tiverton Conservation Commission
- 7 pm – Portsmouth Harbor Commission
- Nothing scheduled, keep an eye on whatsupnewp.com for pop-up broadcasts.
We’ll See You Out There
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