What's Up in Newp today: September 7

A look at the latest from WhatsUpNewp.com and a preview of all that's happening, new, and to do out there in Newport County and Rhode Island today.

Good Morning,

Today is Tuesday, September 7.

The ideal conditions for any distance race are favorable winds, advantageous tide, and warm weather – which the 94th Conanicut Yacht Club delivered on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend for the 90 boats that lapped the 18 miles around Jamestown, Rhode Island.  At the end of the day, it was the smallest boat among the fleet, the 18-foot VXOne who hoisted the Commodore John Quinn Trophy for the fastest corrected time of 2:47:27. Read More

WUN’s Ken Abram and Rick Farrell were at the Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown this weekend. Check out their recap and photo gallery from day 1 and day 2, and day 3.

Dawn Emsellem-Wichowski, director of library services at Salve Regina, has spent years creating a project that finally came to fruition this summer. She’s made a “wind phone” to help others process their grief in a safe, quiet and beautiful environment. Read more on Salve Today

A new study on perceptions of coastal water quality shows users may have more difficulty interpreting warning signs than previously thought. ecoRI News with more - Beachgoers Confused by What Constitutes Healthy Shoreline

Wednesday is the first day of school (full day) for students who attend Newport Public Schools!

What’s Up Today 

Weather Forecast

  • Today - Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

  • Tonight - Clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today - Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the morning. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

  • Tonight - SSW wind around 6 kt. Clear. Seas 1 ft or less.

  • Coastal Water Temperature: 68°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:17 am | Sunset: 7:08 pm | 12 hours & 50 minutes of sun.

  • High tide at 8:36 am & 8:53 pm | Low tide at 2:07 am & 2:15 pm.

  • Moon: New Moon, 0 days, 0% lighting.

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

City & Government

The Latest from What’s Up Newp

Sour Grapes – A Comic Strip by Tim Jones: September 7

Born to Rise presents its second annual women’s story festival with this year’s theme of “Rise and Shine”

Smallest yacht in 90 boat fleet takes the win at the Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race 2021

Just My Opinion: A day to remember the contributions of labor unions

Concert Recap and Photos: Rhythm and Roots Day 3 (September 5, 2021)

Tiny Kitchen Magic: Cottage Pie

Escobar Farm Corn Maze opens for the season with a maze that celebrates New England

Recent Local Obituaries

ICYMI: Popular on What’s Up Newp Right Now

  1. Tiny Kitchen Magic: Cottage Pie

  2. Obituary: Joan S. Malkovich

  3. Smallest yacht in 90 boat fleet takes the win at the Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race 2021

  4. Escobar Farm Corn Maze opens for the season with a maze that celebrates New England

  5. Obituary: Robert C. Marvelle

We’ll See You Out There