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“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]

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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]

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~ Ryan

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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).