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This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

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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.

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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.

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

~ Ryan

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.