Good Morning! Here’s the latest on what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI;
Amputee gets high heels, courtesy of Marathon bombing survivor: Heather Abbott vowed not to give up wearing high heels after losing part of her left leg in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hillary Cohen, an amputee from Walpole, never dreamed she would be able to wear high heels, ever…. (Boston Globe)
First seven submarines arrived in Groton a century ago: Less than two months later, seven submarines set out from Newport, R.I., for their new home in Groton. (The Day)
Oompahs all around at Oktoberfest! in Providence: Newport hosted the event in years past (Projo)
6 beautiful carriage house homes: Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1900, this shingle-style carriage house lies on the border of Ballard Park. (The Week Magazine)
As Rhode Island’s air quality continues to be impacted by significant wildfires in Canada, the Ocean State is getting another $178,046 in federal funding this week to help detect bad air quality from events like wildfires and industrial pollution and keep the public informed.