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In our ongoing Women’s History Month series, Frank Prosnitz features Ruth Buzzi … or is that Gladys Ormphby.

WUN columnist Gerry Goldstein is thinking, seeing, and hearing spring – Gerry Goldstein: Spring is in the air, literally.

With sawdust dancing in the air to the high-pitched whine of the two-stroke chainsaw as the faint smells of burning pine mixed with gasoline, Taylor Olson literally carves out an artistic niche along the side of the road in the rural village of Carolina. WUN columnist Thom Cahir with a feature on a local sculpture who is mastering his craft – Cellini With a Chainsaw

This Thursday, March 18 at 5 pm, the City Council is holding a workshop to discuss the options of implementing a homestead exemption in Newport.

Photo by kara_ann322 on Instagram.

What’s Up in Newport County Today

Monday, March 15, 2021

Weather Forecast

  • Special Weather Statement
  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 17. North wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:55 am | Sunset: 6:53 pm
  • High tide at 10:03 am & 10:20 pm | Low tide at 3:19 am & 3:22 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 2 days, 3% lighting

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

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That’s going to do it for us this morning, have a great Monday.

~ Ryan

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).