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This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

Good Morning,

>> Daniel McKee was sworn in as the 76th Governor of Rhode Island yesterday at noon.McKee will serve out the remaining twenty-two months of Gina Raimondo’s term and is expected to run for Governor at the end of the term.

>> In less than two months, Westerly voters will be back at the polls voting on $13 million in local bond issues, with much larger bond proposals likely to follow, possibly as soon as the fall. WUN’s Frank Prosnitz has the latest here – Westerly voters back to the polls in two months voting on road and school bonds

>> Jay Flanders is back with his monthly recipe column, this time around he’s teaching you how to make deliciously perfect collard greens – Tiny Kitchen Magic: Collard Greens

>> WUN’s movie critic Alexander Harrison reviews the new animated film from Disney, Raya and The Last Dragon. Read what he thought about the film here – What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Raya and the Last Dragon”

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What’s Up in Newport County Today

Monday, March 8, 2021

~ Happy Birthday today to Sara Mariani, John Jacobson, and Jackie Henderson!

~ Today is International Women’s Day, National Proofreading Day, and Commonwealth Day!

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 40. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
  • Tonight – Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – NNW wind 5 to 9 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – WSW wind 5 to 9 kt. Increasing clouds. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 37°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:07 am | Sunset: 5:45 pm
  • High tide at 3:30 am & 3:59 pm | Low tide at 10:35 am and 10:12 pm
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 24 days, 29% lighting
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The Latest WUN Headlines

Tiny Kitchen Magic: Collard Greens

Middletown salutes a tireless advocate

Daniel McKee sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th Governor

Westerly voters back to the polls in two months voting on road and school bonds

Watch Live: Inauguration ceremony for Governor Dan McKee

This Day in RI History: March 7 – Stephen Hopkins born in Providence

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Blackstone River Theatre presents Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Patriots and Revolution to host Women in Sports Panel on March 11

Newport Gallery Night returns on March 11

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COVID-19 in Rhode Island

Elsewhere

WPRI – RI will shift vaccination focus to second doses as supply remains limited

Portsmouth Times – Victory is twice as nice for Portsmouth Patriots

RI.Gov – State Poet Tina Cane recites poem she wrote for the inauguration of Gov. Dan McKee

AP – Westerly close to allowing beer at the beach

Portsmouth Times – Portsmouth Senior Center: CFP, Brown House not adequate solutions


A few positive spring-like notes for you on this Monday;

  • There will be 11 hours and 38 minutes of sun today!
  • We’re looking at a high temperature of 51 on Tuesday, 50 on Wednesday, and 57 on Thursday and Friday!
  • Daylight saving time is this Sunday!
  • The sun will set at 6:51 pm on Sunday!

Have a great Monday,

~ Ryan

This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore 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.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

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

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.