Good Morning! Today is Saturday, March 26, and here’s the latest update from What’sUpNewp. We’re able to provide you with this daily dose of news, info, and journalism because of the support of readers like you. Pitch in here!

⛵ Flo’s Clam Shacks in Middletown and Portsmouth are now open for the season.

⛵ Frosty Freez’s scheduled April 1 opening has been postponed due to “unforeseen equipment problems, and of course good ol’ supply chain issues”.

⛵ The PC Friars fell to the Kansas Jayhawks 66-61 last night in Chicago. Congrats to the PC Friars on one heck of a season. It was fun cheering that team on this season.

⛵ Three Newport firefighters were sworn into leadership roles on Friday at Newport Fire Department’s Headquarters. Lieutenant Michael Jones was promoted to Fire Captain, Firefighter Justin DeWolf was promoted to Captain of Fire Suppression, and Firefighter Michael Turskey Jr. was promoted to Fire Lieutenant. Congrats to all.

⛵ The month-long celebration that is Newport Daffodil Days is just days away. Check out the full schedule of events here.

Photo by andrewj_brooks – A magical crescent moonset | Tag your photos on Instagram with #WhatsUpNewp for a chance to be featured here.

What’s Up Out There


  • Saturday: Scattered showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday Night: Scattered showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 13 to 16 mph.
  • Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Saturday – SSW wind 5 to 8 kt increasing to 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon. Scattered showers, mainly after 4pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Saturday Night – W wind 10 to 12 kt. Scattered showers, mainly before 7pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday – W wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday Night – WNW wind 13 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 42°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:37 am | Sunset: 7:03 pm | 12 hours and 26 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:12 am & 3:45 pm | Low tide at 10:23 am & 9:40 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 23.1 days, 40% lighting.

Things To Do

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Ladies AOH to host Grab and Go Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on March 26

What’s Up Interview: Guthrie Trapp, playing Jane Pickens with John Oates Saturday March 26

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401Gives returns on April 1 with a goal to raise $4 million for nonprofits across Rhode Island

Midtown Oyster Bar to host game watch on Friday for Providence College vs. Kansas

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