Good Morning,

>> The sale of seasonal passes to Sachuest and Third beaches will start today. Details

>> Beginning today, people 40 and older are now eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

>> WRIU 90.3 FM is holding Radiothon, its annual fundraising drive this week, after skipping the event last year due to the coronavirus epidemic. The non-commercial station receives no public funds, relying on donations as its main source of income. The station broadcasts 24-7, year-round and is run by an all-volunteer staff. Story

>> Jay Flanders is back with another edition of Tiny Kitchen Magic. This month he’s walking you through how to make BBQ Pulled Pork with Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Story.

>> Newport Historical Society’s Executive Director Ruth Taylor recently sat down, virtually, with me to discusses the shift in community journalism that has taken place over the past year, and What’s Up Newp’s pivot from reporting on local events to providing detailed coverage of quarantine protocols, vaccine distribution, unsung heroes and more, as part of their initiative History in the Making.  Storyhttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/E2jKPsSUiI4?rel=0&autoplay=0&showinfo=0&enablejsapi=0


Your support means the world to us. It also means we can keep bringing you this newsletter. If you want even more content, sign up to become a What’s Up Newp Supporter and be part of the reason why What’s Up Newp can do what it does. 

Support What’s Up Newp

Not in a position to be a paying member right now? We get it. But we’ll ask for one thing instead, send this newsletter to a friend and tell them to subscribe. It’s free, easy, and it helps us!

Share What’s Up Newp Newsletter


What’s Up in Newport County Today

Monday, April 12

~ Happy Birthday today to Kayla Grady, Sean O’Connor, Rachel O’Donnell, Jamie Oschefski, Jose Amid, and Julie Fenton!

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Patchy drizzle after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Tonight – Patchy drizzle before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northeast wind 11 to 15 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – NE wind 11 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 24 kt. A chance of drizzle after noon. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – NE wind 10 to 13 kt becoming N after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. A chance of drizzle before 9pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 46°F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:09 am | Sunset: 7:23 pm | 13 hours and 14 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:57 am & 9:13 pm | Low tide at 2:21 am & 2:11 pm
  • Moon: New Moon, 0 days, 0% lighting.Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Middletown

Jamestown

Portsmouth

Newport

Little Compton

Tiverton

The Latest Headlines on WhatsUpNewp.com

Tiny Kitchen Magic: BBQ Pulled Pork with Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Opinion: Will the education of blind children be setback 15 years?

AARP Tax Aide announces site availability changes

Online Concert April 18th to support musicians in Western Massachusetts

Governor McKee signs Act on Climate bill in Newport on Saturday

Concert Photos: Hey Nineteen at the Greenwich Odeum (April 9, 2021)

What’s Up at the Movies: We review the Oscar “Shorts”

History in the Making: Newport Historical Society’s interview with What’s Up Newp’s Ryan Belmore

2020 Annual Overview highlights NUWC Division Newport successes during a challenging year

Recent Local Obituaries

Popular Stories Right Now

  1. Out and About in South County
  2. Black Pants White Socks debuts this weekend at The Social in Tiverton
  3. Middletown beach parking passes will go on sale on April 12
  4. Live music slowly returning to the region
  5. 17 Newport County Open Houses to check out this weekend (April 9 – 11)

The Latest: COVID-19 / Vaccine

News Data | Vaccine Info & Registration | Reopening RI | Travel Restrictions

Around The Web

URI Today – URI’s Ram Fund takes first in global competition for core portfolio

EcoRI News – Great Salt Pond Transformed From Cesspool to Block Island’s Signature Attraction

We’ll See You Out There

Photo by: lck.photographs

The Latest From WUN

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).