What's Up Newp

Good Morning,

“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

Today is Earth Day. We have a roundup of events happening today below, many are in conjunction with Aquidneck Island Earth Week and Newport Arboretum Week.

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]

Photo by kara_ann322

What’s Up in Newport County Today

~ Happy Birthday today to Jim Quinn, Michael Hervieux, Erin Walsh, and Travis Larkin!

Weather Forecast

  • 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.

Marine Forecast

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

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

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]

Support our newsroom

The independent and trusted local journalism we produce every day on What’s Up Newp is powered by What’s Up Newp readers.

Our membership program helps make Newport County a better place by bridging the gap between you and the newsroom that covers your life. It forms a vital partnership that fosters trust, togetherness, and growth through community-funded journalism.

You should know that:

  • 100% of your support funds my reporting and that of our contributors.
  • There are no paywalls at What’s Up Newp. A healthy and growing membership is critical to keeping it that way.

I’d be grateful if you considered joining us today as a supporter.

Have a great Thursday,

~ Ryan

We love hearing from our readers. Share your feedback, questions, story ideas, and news tips by hitting reply or by emailing ryan@whatsupnewp.com.


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.