>> Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a COVID-19 press briefing at 1 pm today to provide an update on vaccinations and the coronavirus disease in Rhode Island. Watch it live here.
>> During a virtual workshop at 4:30 pm today, Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson will provide Newport City Council with an update on COVID-19 in the city. Watch it live here.
>> Newport Gallery night returns tonight to DeBlois Gallery and the Jamestown Arts Center. Details
>> This May, VIPs – or “Very Important Pups” — will take over the patio at Stoneacre Garden to compete in Stoneacre Hospitality Group’s inaugural Stoneacre Dog Show. During the show, which is scheduled to take place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 22, a panel of judges will award first-place ribbons across 10 categories, ranging from scruffiest beard to waggiest tail. Find out more and sign up your dog to participate here.
What’s Up in Newport County Today
Thursday, April 8
~ Happy Birthday today to Richard Hatch, Frank Carpano, Lauren Babbitt, and Kate Fletcher!
WUN Content Related To Today
- Newport Gallery Night returns on April 8
- Louis Armstrong International Continuum virtual event coming April 8-9
- SBA to accept shuttered venue operators grant applications on April 8
- Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
- Today – N wind 5 to 9 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 43°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:15 am | Sunset: 7:19 pm | 13 hours and 4 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 6:14 am & 6:35 pm | Low tide at 12:07 am & 12:29 pm
- Moon: Waning Crescent, 26 days, 15% lighting.
Things To Do
- Newport Daffodil Days
- 10 am to 1 pm – Veggie Days at the MLK
- 5 pm – Newport Gallery Night
- 5:30 pm – The Material Culture of Gout and Physical Disability in Early America
Live Music & Entertainment
- 8 pm – Jeff Rosen at One Pelham East
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
- Madama Butterfly: The Met
- Oscar Shorts: Animated
- Oscar Shorts: Live Action
- Oscar Shorts: Documentary
City & Government
- 10 am – Little Compton Tax Assessment Board of Review
- 5 pm – Little Compton School Committee
- 7 pm – Little Compton Town Council
- 6:30 pm – Jamestown Town Council
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