“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson
The U.S. Navy has agreed to make more than $39 million in repairs at Naval Station Newport that will ensure the facility is in compliance with laws regulating the discharge of stormwater into Coddington Cove, an embayment of Narragansett Bay. [Full story]
COVID-19 updates are coming today from Governor McKee/the Rhode Island Department of Health (at 1 pm) and the City of Newport (at 4:30 pm). [Details here]
In an effort to increase the pool of applicants interested in working at Easton’s Beach this summer, the City of Newport is offering a pair of financial incentive programs for both lifeguards and general beach staff. [Full story]
What’s Up in Newport County Today
~ Happy Birthday today to Jim Quinn, Michael Hervieux, Erin Walsh, and Travis Larkin!
- Today –Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
- Tonight –Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
- Gale Warning in effect from April 22, 06:00 AM EDT until April 23, 02:00 AM EDT
- Today –W wind 16 to 19 kt, with gusts as high as 33 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight -W wind 14 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 46°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 5:53 am | Sunset: 7:34 pm | 13 hours and 41 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 4 am & 4:42 pm | Low tide at 10:33 am & 10:36 pm
- Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9 days, 68% lighting.
Things To Do
- Newport Daffodil Days
- Aquidneck Island Earth Week
- Newport Arboretum Week
- Streaming – newportFILM “Wild Things” virtual screening + Live Q&A
- 10 am – Earth Day Family Tree Walk at Morton Park
- 11 am to 4 pm – Gardening Tool Drive for AgInnovation Farm at Greenvale Vineyards
- 1 pm to 3 pm – Morton Park Earth Day Volunteer Event at Morton Park
- 1 pm: Disease & Decor: How Epidemics Shaped The Look Of The Victorian Middle-Class Bedroom
- 3:15 pm – Salve Regina University’s Earth day tree-planting ceremony
- 4 pm to 5 pm – Paint A Garden Rock
- 5:30 pm – Sunlight, Space and Surfaces – Tracing The Development of The Healthy Home
- 6 pm – Trivia Nights on the Farm at Ragged Island Brewery
- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Modern Climate Change: Adapting to current changes while mitigating future disasters
- 8 pm – newportFILM “Wild Things” virtual screening + Live Q&A
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
- Oscar Shorts: Animated
- Oscar Shorts: Live Action
- Oscar Shorts: Documentary
- La Boheme – The Met: Live In HD
City & Government
- 10:30 am – Portsmouth Water and Fire District
- 1 pm – Governor McKee/RIDOH COVID-19 Briefing
- 3:30 pm – Middletown Board of Tax Assessment Review
- 4 pm – Middletown Roads/Utilities Advisory Committee
- 4:30 pm – Newport City Council COVID-19 Workshop
- 6 pm – Prudence Island Water District
- 6 pm – Middletown Prevention Coalition
- 6:30 pm – Tiverton Personnel Board
- 7 pm – Little Compton Town Council
The Latest What’s Up Newp Headlines
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Around the web
- 3 Reasons To Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Spring [Forbes]
- Treasurer Magaziner Holds 13th Financial Empowerment Roundtable Since Taking Office [RI.Gov]
- Chariho Regional High School student represents RI in the national Poetry Out Loud competition [RI.Gov]
- Salve’s Music department will hold two virtual end-of-year concerts [Salve Today]
- Newport pushes to vaccinate Latino residents, as community faces rise in COVID-19 cases [The Public’s Radio]
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