Good Morning! Here’s the latest on what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI;

Coast Guard Rescues 2 From Burning Sailboat Near Sakonnet Point: The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning sailboat Monday afternoon about a mile south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. (What’sUpNewp)

Local transgender teen crowned Homecoming King: After coming out last winter as transgender, a local high school student was hoping to enter his senior year with a fresh start. Kristian Barber’s classmates at Rogers High School in Newport gave him all that, and more, when they chose him as this year’s Homecoming King. (ABC6)

20 Places That Will Entertain You This Week in Newport: Here’s a look at what’s happening in Newport for live music and entertainment this week, enjoy! (What’sUpNewp)

Newport Residents Come Home to Stranger Crashed on Couch: Newport police arrested a 24-year-old city man for trespassing after he fell … He was later released with a Oct. 28 summons to appear in Newport District Court. (Patch)

Public Invited to Tour SSV Oliver Hazard Perry During Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival: This weekend (October 17-18), attendees at the 25th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival in Newport will enjoy an opportunity to board the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the Ocean State’s Official Sailing Education Vessel and the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century. (What’sUpNewp)

Water Main Flushing Set to Take Place From October 13 – October 29: The Newport Water Division will begin a water main flushing program in designated areas during evening hours beginning Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and ending October 29, 2015. The flushing of the water mains using fire hydrants will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m. Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. (What’sUpNewp)

Masonic Lodges in Portsmouth and Middletown Will be Open to Public on October 17: The Grand Masonic Lodge of Freemasonry will host an open house at all Masonic lodges throughout Rhode Island on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (What’sUpNewp)


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