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Good Morning, today is Tuesday, August 16.

🌊 Interesting in learning more about the Pell Bridge ramps project? Rhode Island Department of Transportation will offer a tour of the ongoing reconstruction of the Newport Pell Bridge approaches today at 1 pm. What’sUpNewp

🌊 The City of Newport announced yesterday that it has concluded the investigation of a previously announced security incident.  The City is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services to individuals whose information Social Security number or driver’s license was involved. What’sUpNewp

🌊 What’s Up Newp is hosting two fun events this week at The JPT – On Wednesday, join us for a screening of Point Break and live music from We Own Land.

On Thursday, it’s all about the craft beer. Join us for a screening of Strange Brew and samplings from Rejects Beer Co., Ragged Island Brewing Company, and Narragansett Beer.

🌊 For the first time, the annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards recognizes a record of five projects for their significant contributions to the preservation of Newport’s architectural heritage and historic character. What’sUpNewp

🌊 Traffic was at a standstill on the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge on Monday morning, where a boat disconnected from a trailer. WJAR

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Marine Forecast

  • Today: NE wind 9 to 12 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: NNE wind 9 to 11 kt. A slight chance of showers between 2am and 3am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:55 am | Sunset: 7:43 pm | 13 hours & 48 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 11:59 am | Low tide at 4:55 am & 5:36 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 19 days, 81% lighting.

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What’sUpNewp and The JPT to host film parties with ‘Point Break’ on August 17th & ‘Strange Brew’ on August 18th

The Breakers Landscape Revival to receive Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award

Newport Restoration Foundation announces 16th Annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award honorees

City of Newport to conduct smoke testing on North End sewer lines

City of Newport provides an update on privacy incident

DEM seeks public input to develop and operate the former Chase Marina Facility in Tiverton

What’s Up this week in Newport County: August 15 – 21

Bristol resident named Chief People Officer of Newport Restaurant Group

Opinion: The quality of our children’s education – and the future of our community – depends on you

Secretary Gorbea reminds Rhode Islanders of August 23 mail ballot application deadline

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Salve Regina University Seahawks skate for Mental Health Awareness

The third annual Mental Health Awareness Night organized by the Salve Regina University’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team raised more than $4,000 in support of Newport  Mental Health’s mission to destigmatize the conversation around mental health and provide mental health and substance use treatment to those who live, work, and study in Newport County.
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