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What's Up in Newport: Tuesday, September 19
A look at What's Up out there today, plus all of the latest What'sUpNewp headlines.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
🚧 Two weeks of lane closures are planned for the Pell Bridge beginning on Thursday. Details
🏘️ WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn has a look at all of the real estate transactions that took place across Newport County last week. Read More
💰 The State Board of Elections is “forgiving” millions of dollars in fines previously levied against candidates filing late campaign finance reports, or not filing reports at all. WUN’s Frank Prosnitz has the story. Read More
📰 Last month, police in Marion, Kan., (population 1,902), raided the community’s 154-year-old weekly newspaper, seizing computers, cell phones, and other material in what many deemed a violation of federal law protecting journalists. The uniformed intrusion was part of an unsettling coincidence. WUN’s Gerry Goldstein writes more on the topic in his latest column. Read More
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🏫 Work to inform Middletown voters about a $190 million bond for a new middle-high school is shifting into high gear, according to the Town of Middletown. Read More
👏 Congratulations are in order this week for Newport's newly promoted Firefighters, who were officially sworn into their new ranks during a ceremony at Fire Department Headquarters last Friday.
The City of Newport shared on social media that the follower were promoted
Deputy Chief Christopher Mariotti (promoted from Capt.)
Capt. Aaron Buehler (promoted from Lt.)
Capt. Scott Williams (promoted from Lt.)
Lt. Evan Katz (promoted from Firefighter)
Lt. Carl Critz (promoted from Firefighter)
According to the City, Fire Chief Harp Donnelly IV led the ceremony, which also served as a formal welcome to the Fire Department's new Chaplin, Father Kevin Beesley from Saint John the Evangelist Church. City Council Vice Chair Lynn Underwood Ceglie, Interim City Manager Laura Sitrin, City Clerk Laura Swistak who administered the oaths of office, and Newport Police Chief Ryan Duffy along with dozens of friends and family filled the station for the ceremony.
WHAT’S UP TODAY
Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 11 to 14 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 58. West wind 9 to 11 mph.
Today: W wind 10 to 12 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight: WNW wind 8 to 10 kt. Clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
Coastal Water Temperature: 68°F.
Sun, Moon, & Tide
Sunrise: 6:29 am | Sunset: 6:48 pm | 12 hours and 18 minutes of sun.
High tide at 11:05 am & 11:28 pm | Low tide at 4:05 am & 4:45 pm.
Moon: Waxing Crescent. 3.6 days, 14% lighting.
Things To Do
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Live Music & Entertainment
JPT Film & Event Center: Oppenheimer at 2 pm, Pretty In Pink with live music by Chage Ceglie & The Firehouse Band at 6:30 pm
Narragansett Cafe: Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
The Fifth Element: Live music from 7 pm to 10 pm
Little Compton: Beach Commission at 7 pm
Newport: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission at 5:45 pm, Historic District Commission at 6:15 pm
Portsmouth: Board of Canvassers at 3 pm
Tiverton: Personnel Board at 4:30 pm
See the agendas and a complete list of public meetings across Rhode Island here.
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The Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the playoff-chasing Rangers, who lost their fourth in a row even after getting two All-Star players back in their lineup Monday night.
Their 24-17 loss to Miami dropped them to 0-2, their first such start since 2001 — Belichick’s second season in New England. The Patriots haven’t started 0-3 since Belichick’s first season, when they started 0-4.
Child & Family’s 40th Annual Taste of Newport will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the Wyndham Newport Hotel in Middletown.
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