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>>Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, will join me for a live virtual video conversation at 1:30 pm today. We’ll chat about the schools, the new changes, expanding the number of students in school on a daily basis, and more. Watch live on at 1:30 pm.

>> 7,600 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be posted on this morning at 9 am. These appointments will be for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the State-run mass vaccination sites in Woonsocket, South County, and at Sockanosset Cross Road, and at the regional clinics in Johnston, Westerly, and East Providence. In addition to the age groups previously eligible, people who are 40 to 49 years of age are now eligible to register. Full Story

>> Looking for a new gig, job, or career? There are more than 110 businesses hiring right now in the Newport area. See this week’s job opportunities.

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Tuesday, April 13

~ Happy Birthday today to Autumn Hoffman, Bobby Shorr, Chris Dipaola, Hannah Lasorsa, Matt Smith, and Craig Pruitt!

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – NNE wind 9 to 12 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Mostly cloudy. 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 46°F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:07 am | Sunset: 7:24 pm | 13 hours and 14 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 9:33 am & 9:46 pm | Low tide at 2:57 am & 2:46 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 1 days, 1% lighting.

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

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Governor McKee announces new grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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New data hasn’t been reported since Friday, April 9. We’ve reached out to the Rhode Island Department of Health for an update.

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URI Today – URI Board of Trustees names Monash provost, senior vice president Marc Parlange next University of Rhode Island president

East Bay RI – Homebound Prudence Island residents get vaccinated

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Spring on the coast. Photo and caption by andrewfalce

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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).