What's Up today: October 7

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Among the items on Newport City Council’s October 13 docket is an application from Gurney’s Resort to operate a skating rink with amplification on their North Lawn from November 15 - March 30.

Newport-based East Bay Community Action is among eight community health centers that have received a total of more than $6.1 million from the American Rescue Plan to make capital improvements aimed at better serving Rhode Island patients.

Governor Dan McKee, joined by Administration officials, will visit elementary schools in Westerly and Smithfield today to hear updates from local school leaders on how they are navigating the Delta variant and managing strategies to provide safe in-person learning.

Starting tonight, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a change to traffic patterns at the Newport Rotary (the intersection of JT Connell Highway and Admiral Kalbfus Road). Traffic will shift inward on the traffic circle, but all lanes will remain open. Work on the rotary is one of the initial tasks of the $74 million Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2 project.

The Rogue Island Comedy Festival gets underway today, don’t miss the laughs!

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East Bay Community Action receives $616,578 from the American Rescue Plan to make capital improvements

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Blackstone River Theatre to present world music with Cory Pesaturo and Mari Black October 9th

Monster Energy Supercross to return to Gillette Stadium on Saturday, April 23, 2022

Theater Review: ‘A Lie Agreed Upon’ at Gamm Theatre

Recent Local Obituaries

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  1. More than 30,000 daffodil bulbs will be given away on October 16

  2. What Sold: 32 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1)

  3. Theater Review: 'A Lie Agreed Upon' at Gamm Theatre

  4. Preservation Society to host a Scavenger Hunt and Trick or Treat event at The Breakers

  5. Obituary: Alice Mary Beaton

What’s Up Today 

Weather Forecast

  • Today - Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

  • Tonight - Areas of fog after 4 am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

  • Tomorrow - Areas of fog before 10 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

  • Tomorrow Night - A slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today - Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

  • Tonight - Variable winds 5 kt or less. Areas of fog after 4am. Seas 1 ft or less.

  • Coastal Water Temperature: 66°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:48 am | Sunset: 6:17 pm | 11 hours & 28 minutes of sun.

  • High tide at 8:55 am & 9:16 pm | Low tide at 2:05 am & 2:44 pm.

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

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • JPT Film & Event Center (In Theatre) –Respect at 7:30 pm

  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  Final Set

  • Narragansett Cafe – Rhode to Bali from 8 pm to 11 pm

  • Newport Blues Cafe – Spiffy Entertainment at 9 pm

  • One Pelham East – Jeff Rosen at 8 pm

  • Ragged Island Brewing – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 6 pm & 8 pm

City & Government

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