What's Up Today: Wednesday, Sept. 15

Explore what's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County and catch up on the latest from What's Up Newp

Good Morning,

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, long expected to join a crowded 2022 gubernatorial race, made it official yesterday, formally announcing his candidacy.  He joins Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who announced her candidacy for governor a few months ago; Gov. Daniel McKee, who has repeatedly said he will run for reelection; and Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz, who also has formally announced his candidacy for governor. Election 2022 begins in earnest. WUN’s Fran Prosnitz has the latest here - Election 2022 – It begins.

A cool tour is coming to Rhode Island next week – part of a unique partnership between an emerging rock band and a well-established brewery. The brewery you probably know. The band, maybe not. WUN’s Ken Abrams with more - Band to hit “50 States on 50 Bucks” – Walden to stop at Narragansett Brewery September 24th

I have some personal news to share with you all this morning. You can read it in its entirety here.

We hope you’ll join us tonight at The JPT Film & Event Center as What’s Up Newp and The JPT present a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fun begins at 6:30 pm when guitarist Chris Vaillancourt and vocalist Chelsea Ambrose take the stage. The film begins at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited. Tickets are available here.

The 12 Metre North American Championship, scheduled for September 23-26, will close out Newport’s regatta season with a spectacle of sail next Sunday when a Memorial Race in honor of local sailing legend Harry Anderson is held. Read More

Newport City Council will host a workshop at 5:30 pm this evening to discuss Easton’s Beach Structural Condition. The workshop will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday is hosting more than 140 delegates, including the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and international heads of navies and coast guards from more than 100 nations, at the U.S. Naval War College this week (September 14-17) for the 24th International Seapower Symposium. First held in Newport in 1969 and biennially thereafter, the Symposium provides a forum for dialogue between international navies and coast guards to bolster maritime security by providing opportunities for international heads of navies and coast guards to collaborate, develop trust, and further navy-to-navy training. Read More

The Latest from What’s Up Newp

Newport County Youth Chorus offers free after-school programs to Elementary and Middle School students

Letter From The Publisher: Some personal news

Guest View: Biking for autism – because biking is for everyone

Royal Thames Yacht Club takes early lead in Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup

Election 2022 – It begins

12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season

Band to hit “50 States on 50 Bucks” – Walden to stop at Narragansett Brewery September 24th

What’s Up This Week in Newport County: Things to do, live music, and more (Sept. 14 – 19)

History in the Making: George Wein, Newport Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

Recent Local Obituaries

ICYMI: Popular on WhatsUpNewp.com Right Now

  1. What Sold: 18 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Sept. 6 - 10)

  2. Obituary: Brian James Kinsella

  3. Obituary: Robert C. Moore

  4. Obituary: Anna Weiss Dewick

  5. Newport Festivals co-founder George Wein dies at age 95

What’s Up Today 

Weather Forecast

  • Hazardous Weather Outlook

  • Today - Mostly cloudy this morning, then becoming partly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

  • Tonight - Cloudy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Marine Forecast

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:26 am | Sunset: 6:54 pm | 12 hours & 28 minutes of sun.

  • High tide at 3:14 am & 3:52 pm | Low tide at 8:46 am & 11:01 pm.

  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 8.5 days, 62% lighting.

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

City & Government

Governor McKee

2 pm - Governor McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Director of the COVID-19 Response Tom McCarthy, and Rhode Island Interscholastic League Executive Director Michael Lunney will join officials from Johnston at Johnston High School to highlight the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for school communities and student-athletes.

We’ll See You Out There