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The latest What’s Up Newp newsletter is here.

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>> For the second year in a row, the Aquidneck Island National Police Parade has been canceled. It was scheduled for Sunday, May 2. Story

>> Dan Snydacker, a board member and education chair of the Touro Synagogue Foundation, joins WhatsUpNewp for a live virtual video conversation on Tuesday at noon to discuss the Foundation’s upcoming lecture series, particularly its opening event on April 1, which explores the rise in anti-Semitism today. Story

>> General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins WhatsUpNewp for a live virtual video conversation on Thursday at noon. We’ll talk about taxes – at least how those earning less than $72,000 a year could get free tax preparation assistance, talk about the Frontline Heroes Fund, small business support and recommendation on new stimulus relief. We’ll also explore how well the state’s retirement funds are doing, and learn of any legislative initiatives his office is planning. Story

>> In May, Discover Newport will open what it calls a “pop-up” visitors’ center, demonstrating its optimism that the local tourism industry will rebound this summer and fall, a prelude to a more robust recovery next year from a worldwide pandemic that started a year ago. Story

>> Looking for a new or additional job? The Chanler at Cliff Walk is hosting a job fair reception on Tuesday. More info, RSVP here

What’s Up in Newport County Today

Monday, March 22, 2021
Photo by b_shull | #whatsupnewp

~ Happy Birthday today to Robin Pasciuto, Javier Juarez, Dottie Whittier, and Mary Ellen Hawkins!

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – Patchy fog after 5 am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSE 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Patchy fog after 5am. Seas 1 ft or less.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:43 am | Sunset: 7 pm | 12 hours and 17 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 2:30 am & 3:12 pm | Low tide at 9:28 am & 8:46 pm.
  • Moon: First Quarter Moon, 8 days, 55% lighting.

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled.

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That’s going to do it for us this morning, enjoy your Monday!

~ Ryan