What's Up in Newport County Today: Wednesday, January 27
Waking up to a winter scene; Rogers High School shifts to distance learning; It's time to get serious about campaign finance reporting
We are waking up to a little bit of snow this morning.
There are a decent amount of snow-related cancellations, closures, and delays to know about. Of local note, Jamestown Public Schools has a 1-hour delay this morning.
Due to a recent increase of positive COVID cases over the past week, Rogers High School will be shifting to Distance Learning from January 27 through February 1.
Last night we finally launched our newsletters on Substack, thanks for all of the kind words and feedback that you all shared following our first newsletter. You can read all about the move and what it means here. Important to note - if you are a current ongoing What’s Up Newp Supporter, or have supported us recently, you’ll be receiving a special link by end of day Thursday in order to upgrade your subscription here. As always, thanks for your support.
WUN’s Frank Prosnitz writes this morning in his regular Just My Opinion column that it’s time to get serious about campaign finance reporting.
If the new year has you looking for a new gig, job, or career, What’s Up Newp has a roundup of 91 available job opportunities.
Newport City Council will host their next regular council meeting this evening at 6:30 pm. Here’s a look at what’s on their agenda.
New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, on Wednesday, re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round Robins race on January 17.
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, January 31, to register to vote or update their voter information for the state's special referenda election on March 2.
Reader’s Digest recently published a story looking at The Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Every State. In Rhode Island, Castle Hill Inn took the honor.
The Rhode Island Coalition of Wedding and Event Professionals hosted a mock wedding at OceanCliff on Tuesday in order to show how they can continue their work while following the state's COVID-19 restrictions., WPRI reports.
Happy Birthday today to Michele Silveira, Lu Bruneau LeVasseur, Chris James Rich, and Pearl Rose Marvell!
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What’s Up Today in Newport County
Today - Snow showers likely before 11 am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11 am and noon, then a slight chance of rain showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind 7 to 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.
Tonight - A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 7 to 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
Today- NNE wind 6 to 8 kt. Snow showers likely before 11 am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11 am and noon, then a slight chance of rain showers after noon. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight - N wind 6 to 8 kt. A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
The current water temperature in Newport is 42°F.
Sun & Moon
Sunrise: 7:01 am | Sunset: 4:56 pm
High tide at 6:33 am & 6:56 pm | Low tide at 12:48 pm
Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 13 days, 97% lighting
Things To Do
8:30 am – Toning in ’21 Fitness Class at the MLK Center
4 pm – Melville Night at Mission
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
3 pm – Middletown Planning Board
4:30 pm – Portsmouth Dog Park Operating Committee
6:30 pm – Newport City Council
6:30 pm – Little Compton School Committee
6:30 pm – Newport City Council Meeting
Newport Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano will join What’s Up Newp for a live video conversation at 11 am on Thursday.
Rhode Island Department of Health will host a COVID-19 update at 1 pm on Thursday. Health officials have said that they will unveil during the press briefing who gets the vaccine next in Rhode Island. What’s Up Newp will carry the press briefing live as it happens on our website and Facebook Page.
Evan Smith, CEO & President of Discover Newport, will join What’s Up Newp for a live video conversation at 11 am on Friday.
That’s All For Now
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