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What's up today: Monday, January 2

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Good morning! Today’s newsletter is 977 words – a good 5 minute read.

🎉 Happy New Year to all our readers! May this year be filled with health, happiness and prosperity. May you all achieve your goals and make your dreams come true. I wish you a wonderful year ahead!

✨ The Reef in Newport has a delicious array of events for the month of January. Read More – The Reef January Events: Something for All to Enjoy

🏫 The Middletown School Committee and the Middletown Public School Building Committee will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday to discuss the school building program in the city and related matters. Read more

🐻‍❄️ WJAR with Easton’s Beach Polar Dive Report → 19th Annual Newport Polar Dive Donations Will Send Two Deserving Children to Disney

🦠 The East Bay Community Action Program is one of eight Community Health Centers in Rhode Island set to receive $2,086,664 in federal funding to increase access to vaccines and improve outreach to vulnerable communities. Read more

🚧 Starting tomorrow, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be making a series of additional changes to ease congestion caused by rebuilding the Pell Bridge ramps in Newport, to improve traffic flows through the project. Read the full story


🥳 2022 has been quite a year for What’sUpNewp. We published approximately 5,133 stories (an average of 14 stories per day) and reached 1,708,927 unique users. These are the two most important figures that we have recorded in the last ten years. Thank you for reading and for your support. As well as continuing to grow our team and expand our coverage, we have big things planned for 2023. Enjoy the ride!

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How are you today

☀️ Weather

  • Today: Partly sunny, with highs near 48. Wind west 6 to 8 mph.
  • Tonight: Increasing cloudiness, with a low around 39. Wind calm.
  • Tomorrow: Rain likely, mostly after 5 p.m. Scattered fog before 2 p.m., then scattered fog after 4 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy with highs near 50. Light southerly wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could blow up to 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter inch are possible.
  • Tomorrow evening: Rain, mainly before 10 p.m. Scattered fog. Low around 48. Wind southwest 14 to 16 mph, gusting to 31 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. Further precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
  • 7 day weather forecast for Newport County | 3 Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island

🛥️ Marine Forecast

  • Today: W wind 5 to 7 kt. Partially sunny. Seas 1 foot or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds of 5 kt or less. A slight chance of rain after 5am. Seas 1 foot or less.
  • Tomorrow: Variable winds below 5 kt becoming S 6 to 11 kt in the morning. Winds could blow up to 22 knots. Rain is likely, mostly after 5 p.m. Scattered fog between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., then Scattered fog between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., then Scattered fog after 4 p.m. Seas 1 foot or less.
  • Tomorrow evening: Wind from SW 12 to 14 kt, with gusts up to 27 kt. Rain, mostly before 10 p.m. Scattered fog. Seas 1 foot or less.
  • Coastal water temperature: 43°F.

🌊 Sun, Moon and Tide

  • Sunrise: 7:11 a.m. | Sunset: 4:26 p.m. | 9 hours and 15 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 4:15 a.m. & 4:36 p.m. | Low tide at 10:59 a.m. and 9:54 p.m.
  • Moon: Waxing gibbous. 10.2 days, 79% illumination.

🎭 Things to do

🎶 Entertainment

  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 p.m.
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

🏛️ City & Government

  • No meeting is scheduled.
  • See the full list of public meetings in Rhode Island here.

About What’sUpNewp

📈 The most read of the weekend

Here are the most read What’sUpNewp articles on December 31st and January 1st.

  1. Ranking: Jamestown has the most expensive homes in Newport County
  2. Rhode Island Community Health Centers to Receive $2 Million for COVID-19 Vaccinations
  3. Road Report: Schedule of Lane Closures and Road Construction Projects (Dec 31 – Jan 7)
  4. Three Rhode Island counties designated as ‘medium’, two as ‘high’ in CDC COVID-19 weekly report
  5. New traffic lights, patterns coming at several intersections around the Pell Bridge Ramps project on January 3

🆕 The Last

A roundup of all the latest What’sUpNewp headlines since Friday’s newsletter.

The Reef January Events: Something for Everyone

7-day weather forecast for Newport County

3 Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island

Jokic has a triple-double, Nuggets lead Celtics after rim delay

Carter scores 22, Providence beats DePaul 74-59

Dugger INT comeback helps lift Pats over fading Dolphins 23-21

Jerry Frear: Prioritize your life in 2023

Tuch’s 2nd goal gives Sabers 4-3 overtime win over Bruins

Reece had 18 in Duquesne’s 72-61 win over Rhode Island

Kenney up 29 as Bryant beats Binghamton 82-78

Dense fog advisory in effect for parts of Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts

Middletown City Council and School Committee to discuss school building program at January 4 meeting

Rhode Island Community Health Centers to Receive $2 Million for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Taxes are down, wages are up, and jaywalking is allowed under new state laws

Ranking: Jamestown has the most expensive homes in Newport County

New Year’s Hike Tradition Reaches All 50 US States

Jay Flanders’ Small Kitchen Magic: A Recap of Delicious Foods in 2022

The most read What’sUpNewp stories of 2022

A look back at the What’sUpNewp musicians, artists and animators interviewed in 2022

❤️ Recent local obituaries


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