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>> 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”

Photo Of The Day: andrewj_brooks – “Golden sunset views down at the point”. Tag us on Instagram ( @WhatsUpNewp or #WhatsUpNewp) for a chance for your photo to be featured here.

What’s Up in Newport County Today

Monday, March 8, 2021
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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Things To Do

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City & Government

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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


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

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).