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What's Up Today: Thursday, March 9
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Good Morning! Today is Thursday, March 9. Today’s newsletter is 1,122 words - approximately a 6-minute read.
🇮🇪 Mayor Xay and Third Ward Councilor David Carlin were joined by Fire Chief and Parade Grand Marshal Harp Donnelly IV (and his wife Tricia), and Newport-Kinsale Committee Member Rick O’Neill to paint the ceremonial green stripe on Broadway on Wednesday afternoon. WUN’s Jack Casey was there to photograph the event.
🏘️ WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a look at the homes that changed hands in Newport County last week.
🎵 WUN’s Gary Alpert was at the United Theatre in Westerly earlier this week when The Wood Brothers took the stage. We have a recap and photos here.
☘️ On Tap This Weekend: Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, What’sUpNewp’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Eve Celebration, Newport Classical, and more. I have a full rundown of what’s up this weekend for you here.
🏀 The Providence College Friars will face off against the University of Connecticut Huskies this afternoon at 2:30 pm. If you’re looking for a place to watch the game and join like-minded fans, Midtown Oyster Bar is hosting a watch party.
☘️ Newport City Council invites the public to join them at a reception this evening from 6:30-7:30 pm at The Edward King House to welcome delegation members visiting from Newport’s Sister City of Kinsale, Ireland.
🎵 Rogers High School invites you to join Music Educator Mr. Richard Stanley and his talented Rogers High School musicians for an extraordinary evening of music ensembles, orchestra, band, jazz, rock, and more at 6:30 pm in the Rogers High School cafeteria.
🥫 WJAR reports on Jean’s Closet, a new onsite food pantry, that was unveiled at Rogers High School on Wednesday.
⛴️ The Jamestown Town Council and Conanicut Marine Services have been struggling to agree how and where the Jamestown Newport Ferry should operate. WPRI reports on how town leaders and residents are debating the future of Jamestown-Newport Ferry.
🚓 Newport Police shared on Wednesday that Officer Kenneth Conti has received the 2022 RI Police Accreditation Commission Chief Anthony M. Pesare Service Award. “This award recognizes Officer Conti’s dedication to the accreditation process for The Newport Police Department and going above and beyond to assist the commission, commission staff and other accreditation professionals”, NPD shares.
☀️ Some good news for parade-goers. Earlier this week, Accuweather predicted 1-3” of snow for Saturday. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, the chance of rain and snow continues to decrease for Saturday. Here’s the latest forecast;
Saturday: A chance of rain, mainly before 1 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a northeast wind of 14 to 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. North wind 14 to 17 mph.
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Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind around 8 mph.
🛥️ Marine Forecast
Today: N wind 8 to 10 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight: N wind around 7 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
Coastal Water Temperature: 39°F.
🌊 Sun, Moon, & Tide
Sunrise: 6:05 am | Sunset: 5:44 pm | 11 hours and 37 minutes of sun.
High tide at 8:44 am & 9:05 pm | Low tide at 2:15 am & 2:24 pm.
Moon: Waning Gibbous. 16.2 days, 98% lighting.
🎭 Things To Do
11 am to 8 pm: Blind Beer Tasting at Newport Vineyards
2:30 pm: PC Friars Watch Party at Midtown Oyster Bar
5 pm to 9 pm: Mini-Golf Night at Newport Vineyards
6 pm: The Cocktail Club: Mixology Class at Hotel Viking
6 pm: Book Signing: Ann-Christine Duhaime, M.D. – MINDING THE CLIMATE at Charter Books
6:30 pm: Woodcock Walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary
6:30 pm: Rogers High School Winter Music Concert at RHS Cafeteria
6:30 pm: Reception for Sister City Delegation from Kinsale at Edward King House
For more events and things to do, visit our events calendar.
Midtown Oyster Bar: John Erikson at 8 pm
Newport Blues Cafe: Angelus Hall at 9 pm
One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9 pm
Ragged Island Brewing: Rhode Island Themed Trivia Night from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
🏛️ City & Government
Little Compton: Town Council at 7 pm
Tiverton: Economic Development Commission at 6 pm
See the agendas and a full list of public meetings across Rhode Island here.
Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, What’sUpNewp’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Eve Celebration, Newport Classical, and more.