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>> Roughly 4,000 first dose appointments will be made available on on this morning at 9 am for those eligible for the vaccine. Full Story

>> 25 homes sold in Newport County last week. Take a look at where they were located and what they sold for. Full Story

>> Looking for a new gig, job, or career? There are more than 145 job opportunities available right now in the Newport area. See The Full List

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

>> Rhode Island has moved the state tax filing deadline to May 17. Story

>> Newport Festivals Foundation announced yesterday that “John Prine And Friends” will be available for pre-order beginning this morning at 11 am. Recorded during the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, John Prine and Friends is the first-ever release of this celebrated and unique performance. Proceeds from the sale support the Newport Festivals Foundation’s ongoing initiatives to aid musicians in need and music programs across the country. Full Story

What’s Up in Newport County Today

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

~ Happy Birthday today to Tony Jones, Eric Devine, Cameron DuBreuil, Kaileigh Champion, Patrick Dugan, and Shane Murray!

~ Today is National Puppy Day, American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and Melba Toast Day!

Weather Forecast

  • Special Weather Statement
  • Today – Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 39. East wind around 6 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming ESE around 6 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Patchy fog after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Current Water Temperature: 38°F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:42 am | Sunset: 7:01 pm | 12 hours and 19 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:33 am & 4:15 pm | Low tide at 10:37 am & 10:01 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9 days, 64% lighting.

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport & Bristol Counties





Live on WUN

(watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 12 pm – A conversation with Dan Snydacker from Touro Synagogue Foundation

The Latest WUN Headlines

This Day in RI History: March 23, 1948, Musician David Olney born in Providence

RIDOH: Roughly 4,000 first dose COVID-19 appointments will be available on Tuesday morning

Tickets for April Red Sox games go on sale Thursday, March 25

1 – 23 Pier Marketplace in Narragansett sells for $1.8 million

What Sold: 25 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (March 15 – 22)

Chariho Regional High School student wins RI Arts Council’s 2021 ‘Poetry Out Loud’ recitation contest

Opinion: Rhode Islanders don’t need the beverage tax

Now Hiring: 140+ job opportunities available in and around Newport right now (March 22)

BankNewport names Jack Murphy as new chief executive officer

Newport Festivals Foundation to release “John Prine and Friends” album

Division of Taxation announces Rhode Island will follow IRS deadline change; deadline now May 17

Newport Mental Health Fund Development Director talks strategy about being hired during the pandemic

SBA to accept shuttered venue operators grant applications on April 8

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

Frosty Freez opens for the 2021 season on April 1

11th Hour Racing Team furthers sustainability goals by partnering with water footprint implementation

The Chanler at Cliff Walk will host a hotel and restaurant job fair reception on Tuesday

Recent Local Obituaries

Popular Stories Right Now

  1. Now Hiring: 140+ job opportunities available in and around Newport right now (March 22)
  2. Division of Taxation announces Rhode Island will follow IRS deadline change; deadline now May 17
  3. 1 – 23 Pier Marketplace in Narragansett sells for $1.8 million
  4. What Sold: 25 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (March 15 – 22)
  5. Obituary | Jean Marie Cameron

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COVID-19 in Rhode Island


NUWC – NUWC Division Newport test range capabilities highlighted during virtual open house

The Boston Globe – Plant City X finds success during the pandemic

General Assembly – Senate Finance Committee to hear budget articles on housing and rent relief

General Assembly – Act on Climate scheduled for House vote today

Have a great Tuesday, we’ll see you out there.

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Ryan Belmore is the 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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.