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>> 7,600 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be posted on www.vaccinateRI.org this morning at 9 am. These appointments will be for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the State-run mass vaccination sites in Woonsocket, South County, and at Sockanosset Cross Road, and at the regional clinics in Johnston, Westerly, and East Providence. In addition to the age groups previously eligible, people who are 40 to 49 years of age are now eligible to register. Full Story
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What’s Up in Newport County Today
Tuesday, April 13
~ Happy Birthday today to Autumn Hoffman, Bobby Shorr, Chris Dipaola, Hannah Lasorsa, Matt Smith, and Craig Pruitt!
- Today – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
- Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
- Today – NNE wind 9 to 12 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight -Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- The current water temperature in Newport is 46°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 6:07 am | Sunset: 7:24 pm | 13 hours and 14 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 9:33 am & 9:46 pm | Low tide at 2:57 am & 2:46 pm
- Moon: Waxing Crescent, 1 days, 1% lighting.
Things To Do
- Newport Restaurant Week begins
- Newport Daffodil Days
- 8 am – Community Yoga Class at MLK Center
- 2 pm to 5:30 pm – Tiverton Farmers Market – Winter at Sandywoods
- 6 pm – Let’s Talk Non-Profits: Local Leaders & their Supporters
JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room
City & Government
- 10 am – Newport Board of Tax Appeals
- 5 pm – Newport School Committee
- 6:30 pm – Newport Waterfront Commission
- 10 am – Tiverton Prevention Coalition
- 6 pm – Tiverton School Committee
- 6:30 pm – Tiverton Planning Board
- 6:30 pm – Tiverton Recreation Commission
- 6:15 pm – Portsmouth School Committee
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The Latest: COVID-19 / Vaccine
New data hasn’t been reported since Friday, April 9. We’ve reached out to the Rhode Island Department of Health for an update.
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