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>> Looking for a new gig, job, or career? There are more than 160 job opportunities available this week in the Newport area. See our weekly job opportunity roundup here.
>> Yesterday, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) announced it was awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service to boost technical capacity nationwide. With the funding, ERICD will install a pollinator garden at the Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm, located at Cloverbud Ranch in Portsmouth. Future on-site program activities include workshops, nutrition education with community partners, ‘Pollinator Month’ activities, educational signage, and trail walks. Full Story
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>. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will join What’s Up Newp today at 1 pm for a live virtual video conversation. Wath live as it happens on whatsupnewp.com.
>> Meet the newest member of the Salve Regina family….
In the coming months, the Salve Regina University campus community will meet the newest member of the Salve Regina family: a 5-month-old Labrador retriever who has been selected as the University’s first-ever community resource dog. Story via Salve Today
What’s Up in Newport County Today
Wednesday, April 7
~ Happy Birthday today to Jay G. Edwards, Alexander Fraioli, Chelsea Rodrigues, and Melissa Mae Clark.
- Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
- Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.
- Today – NNW wind around 6 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 43°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:17 am | Sunset: 7:18 pm | 13 hours of sun.
- High tide at 5:19 am & 5:43 pm | Low tide at 11:58 am.
- Moon: Waning Crescent, 25 days, 23% lighting.
Things To Do
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
- Madama Butterfly: The Met
- Oscar Shorts: Animated
- Oscar Shorts: Live-Action
- Oscar Shorts: Documentary
City & Government
- 5 pm – Newport City Council
- 6 pm – Middletown Planning Board
- 3 pm – Portsmouth School Committee – Personnel Subcommittee
- 7 pm – Portsmouth Harbor Commission
- 7 pm – Portsmouth Melville Park Committee
The Latest Headlines on WhatsUpNewp.com
Recent Local Obituaries
Popular Stories Right Now
- Now Hiring: 160+ job opportunities available in and around Newport right now (April 6)
- What Sold: 35 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (March 29 – April 4)
- Newport Restaurant Week returns April 9 – 18 with crave-worthy deals
- Home on Plimpton Road in Westerly sells for $1.95 million
- Obituary: Maureen E. “Moe” Martin
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Around The Web
- Yahoo Life – ‘Pure Love’: Middle Schooler Raises Money for Local Animal Shelter By Letting People Pet Her Dog
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- DEM – DEM Environmental Police Warn Anglers About the Dangers of Cold Water, Urge Them to Wear a Life Jacket when Fishing
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