The latest What’s Up Newp newsletter is here.
>> Newport City Council last night approved special event licenses for Rhode Races Newport (May 22), Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival (May 22 – 23), Newport Charter Yacht Show (June 21 – 24), and the Hall of Fame Open (July 11 – 18). If you missed Newport City Council’s 3+ hour meeting last night you can watch it here.
>> General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins WhatsUpNewp today at noon for a live virtual video conversation. 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 recommendations 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.
>> Mori Sushi is moving from Goddard Row to Bellevue Avenue! Details
>> The Newport Gulls say that they will be playing this summer.Newport Gulls @NewportGulls
>> Governor Daniel McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host their weekly COVID-19 briefing today at 1 pm. What’s Up Newp will carry it live here. Tune in for the latest update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island.
>> The Preservation Society of Newport County yesterday announced that Newport Flower Show will be reimagined this year as an indoor, self-guided tour of floral design exhibits at Rosecliff, called “Back in Bloom: A Ballroom Floral Fantasy.” Tickets for the three-day event, June 18-20, 2021, are available now. Story.
What’s Up in Newport County Today
Thursday, March 25
Thursday, March 25
~ Happy Birthday today to Kira Favro, Rob McCormack, Tim Naughton and Parker Sizeland!
- Today – A chance of showers before 8 am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Tonight – A chance of showers, mainly after 2 am. Patchy fog before 2 am, then patchy fog after 3 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind around 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
- Gale Watch in effect from March 26, 08:00 AM EDT until March 27, 03:00 AM EDT
- Today – Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of showers before 8 am. Patchy fog before noon. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – SSW wind around 8 kt. A chance of showers, mainly after 2 am. Patchy fog between 11 pm and midnight, then Patchy fog between 1 am and 2 am, then Patchy fog after 3 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Current Water Temperature: 40°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:38 am | Sunset: 7:04 pm | 12 hours and 26 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 5:44 am & 6:13 pm | Low tide at 12:01 am & 11:55 pm.
- Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 11 days, 83% lighting.
Things To Do
- 12 pm – Virtual Tour of The Lobkowicz Palace Collections, Prague with The Preservation Society of Newport County
- 5:30 pm – Lecture: The American Country Place Era with Preservation Society of Newport County
- 6 pm to 9 pm – The Cocktail Club at Hotel Viking
- 7 pm – Virtual JAC Talk with Emergent Design: Computational Creativity In Design & Art with Jamestown Arts Center
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
- Perfumes (Les Parfums)
- Long Live Rock: Celebrate The Chaos
- The Women’s Adventure Film Tour
- Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art
City & Government
- 6:30 pm – Newport Zoning Board of Review
- 12 pm – A conversation with R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
- 1 pm – Governor McKee, RIDOH weekly COVID-19 briefing
The Latest WUN Headlines
WATCH: Newport City Council Meeting(March 24)
For the very latest news and information, visit www.whatsupnewp.com.
Recent Local Obituaries
Popular Stories Right Now
- Stephen Land named new Newport Harbormaster
- Newport Flower Show reimagined as ‘Back in Bloom: A Ballroom Floral Fantasy’, will take place at Rosecliff in June
- Obituary | Ruth Eleanor Stokes
- Owner of Wayfinder Hotel in Newport acquires hotel in Hawaii, will open as Wayfinder Waikiki
- Middletown-based SEACORP acquired in a private transaction
The Latest: COVID-19 / Vaccine
General Assembly – Two housing bills scheduled for House vote today
Secretary of State – Secretary Gorbea Fights for Open Government with Revised Public Records Act
Easter is next Sunday (April 4). I’ll be working on a round-up of dine-in and take-out options today and should have that to you by our afternoon newsletter. Know of a place or something that we should include? Let me know at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.
That’s going to do it for this morning, thanks for reading all the way to the end!