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>> Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a COVID-19 press briefing at 1 pm today to provide an update on vaccinations and the coronavirus disease in Rhode Island. Watch it live here.

>> During a virtual workshop at 4:30 pm today, Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson will provide Newport City Council with an update on COVID-19 in the city. Watch it live here.

>> Newport Gallery night returns tonight to DeBlois Gallery and the Jamestown Arts Center. Details

>> This May, VIPs – or “Very Important Pups” — will take over the patio at Stoneacre Garden to compete in Stoneacre Hospitality Group’s inaugural Stoneacre Dog Show. During the show, which is scheduled to take place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 22, a panel of judges will award first-place ribbons across 10 categories, ranging from scruffiest beard to waggiest tail. Find out more and sign up your dog to participate here.

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Thursday, April 8

~ Happy Birthday today to Richard Hatch, Frank Carpano, Lauren Babbitt, and Kate Fletcher!

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Weather Forecast

  • Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – N wind 5 to 9 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 43°F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:15 am | Sunset: 7:19 pm | 13 hours and 4 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 6:14 am & 6:35 pm | Low tide at 12:07 am & 12:29 pm
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 26 days, 15% lighting.

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  • 8 pm – Jeff Rosen at One Pelham East

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

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