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Happy Thursday!

Today’s newsletter is 881 words — a wicked good 5-minute read.

🪦 On this day in 1780, French Admiral Charles-Louis D’Arsac Chevalier de Ternay died at Hunter House in Newport. He was the first foreign admiral buried on U.S. soil.

🚧 RIDOT yesterday announced that the opening of the Connector Road for the Pell Bridge Ramps has been postponed to Sunday night, December 18 due to projected inclement weather. Read more about the project here.

🎙️ Guest speaker and distinguished scholar, Dr. Paul Finkelman, will present a Touro Synagogue Foundation talk this evening titled “Jews, Slavery, and the Meaning of Freedom”. Read More

📺 Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong joined WPRI earlier this week to discuss housing, short-term rentals, Newport Grand, and the Cliff Walk. Hear what the new mayor had to say.

📺 Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos joined What’sUpNewp yesterday to chat about a few of her top priorities – affordable housing, broadband, and tourism.

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