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This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.
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>> At 1 pm today, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host their weekly COVID-19 briefing. What’s Up Newp will carry it live on our website as it happens.
>> Newport City Council will not host their weekly COVID-19 Crisis Update today, that meeting has been canceled.
>> Gina Raimondo was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Commerce last night. Raimondo will join Stephanie Ruhle this morning on MSNBC at 9 am for an exclusive interview to discuss her key priorities for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
>> After nearly a year, basketball nets are beginning to return across Newport. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center shared the following on Wednesday;
You know what we call this? HOPE! The basketball hoops are back up on the court behind the MLK. Thanks @cityofnewportri!
What’s Up in Newport County Today
Happy Birthday today to Jack Corey, Jay Flanders, John “Choppy: Marshall, Derrick Marquiss, Leigh Anne Cooper, Liam Geer, Karl Nelson, and Michael Harrison!
- Today – Sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
- Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
- Small Craft Advisory in effect from March 4, 09:00 AM EST until March 5, 09:00 PM EST
- Today – WNW wind 6 to 9 kt increasing to 11 to 14 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – WNW wind 12 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 37°F.
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:13 am | Sunset: 5:40 pm
- High tide at 11:42 am | Low tide at 4:50 am and 4:49 pm
- Moon: Waning Gibbous, 20 days, 72% lighting
Things To Do
- Nothing scheduled.
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
- 11:30 am – Newport Canvassing Authority
- 2 pm – Newport Board of Tax Appeals
- 6 pm – Jamestown School Committee
- 7 pm – Little Compton Town Council
- 1 pm – Governor McKee, RIDOH host press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island
The Latest WUN Headlines
Popular WUN Stories Right Now
- CCRI now accepting applicants to its free maritime career training program
- What Sold: 19 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Feb. 21 – Mar. 1)
- Save & Stay: ‘Hotel Week RI’ returns April 17 – 30
- List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island
- Newport County YMCA launches community phase of their capital campaign to renovate and expand
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COVID-19 in Rhode Island
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