What's Up Newp

 3,200 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be posted on www.vaccinateRI.org this morning at 9 am. These appointments will be for the State-run site at Sockanosset Cross Road. These appointments are being released today, instead of on a Tuesday or a Friday because many are for tomorrow. [Story]

An exciting new in-person event is scheduled to begin at Roger Williams Park Zoo today and run through July 4. The Asian Lantern Spectacular will feature over 50 lantern displays, Asian cuisine, and a children’s area. [Story]

Walter Channing, an American physician, and professor of medicine, was born on this day in 1786 in Newport. Channing’s most significant contribution, and what he may be best known for, is his advocacy of anesthesia in childbirth and for being the first American physician (in 1847) to use anesthesia during childbirth. [Story]

Gerry Goldstein writes this week about “The shot heard round the world,“ Ernie Calverley’s unimaginable, 62-foot heave that led Rhode Island State College into an overtime win against Bowling Green at Madison Square Garden.  [Gerry Goldstein: Long ago, a buzzer-beater for the ages]

Q&A:

Yesterday we asked what restaurant week deals and menus that you were loving. Johnny’s at The Atlantic Resort, Salvation Cafe, and Brick Alley Pub were among the most popular answers. Reminder – Newport Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, details here.

Today we wonder, where is your favorite daffodil spot on Aquidneck Island? It can be a place you enjoy seeing them or visiting them. Hit reply and let us know.

“Take a seat and enjoy the view!!” Photo & Caption by: andrewj_brooks

What’s Up in Newport County Today

~ Happy Birthday today to Ronna Lowenstein, Harle Tinney, Thaddeus Wadsworth, and Melissa Kindness!

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Rain likely, mainly after 5 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Southeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tonight – Rain. Low around 42. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:04 am | Sunset: 7:26 pm | 13 hours and 22 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 10:46 am & 10:53 pm | Low tide at 4:08 am & 3:57 pm
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 3 days, 8% lighting.

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Around The News World

  • ‘We don’t want to lose anyone else’: The push for safety barriers on Rhode Island’s bridges [The Public’s Radio]
  • Newport psychologist arrested on charges of sexually abusing children as a priest in California [Boston Globe]
  • Doula bill to be heard during Black Maternal Health Week [General Assembly]
  • Spring dance concert will take place live in the Casino Theatre [SalveToday]
  • URI Theatre’s full stage production of ‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’ to be streamed by hundreds of R.I. classrooms [URI Today]
  • Rhode Island AG Rebukes Jamestown CRMC Decision [EcoRI News]

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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).