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🕯️ The League of Women Voters Newport County will hold a Candlelight Vigil from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm today in Washington Square to commemorate the events that occurred on January 6, 2021. According to event organizers, the vigil, titled “Lest We Forget: Votes not Violence,” is being held to stand as a reminder that the voting process in Rhode Island and other states in 2020 and 2022 was safe, secure, and representative of the will of the people. (What’sUpNewp)
💰 The Rhode Island Air National Guard is set to receive a new $46 million headquarters at Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown, thanks to funding secured by U.S. Senator Jack Reed. (What’sUpNewp)
🆕 What’sUpNewp this week reached out to the folks at The Wayfinder Hotel for an update on the hotel following the March fire. Owner Phil Hospod didn’t have much to share but did say that they are “cleaning it up and working on a rebuild strategy”.
🚗 The Town of Middletown is considering building a roundabout at the intersection of Berkeley, Green End, and Paradise avenues. (What’sUpNewp)
🚓 Rhode Island State Police are investigating the potential misuse of funds within the Newport firefighters union. (WJAR)
🍺 After taking a few days off for painting and rest, Pour Judgement is scheduled to reopen today at noon.
🌮 The Food Shack (formerly Flat Waves) has moved back to and reopened at their original location at 1130 Aquidneck Avenue. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. 499 E Main Road, where they were, is currently available for lease.
What’s Up Today
- Today: A slight chance of snow before 7 am, then rain. Areas of fog before 7 am. High near 44. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
- Tonight: A chance of rain before 7 pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7 pm and 9 pm. Patchy fog between 9 pm and midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low of around 35. Northwest wind around 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts to less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Tomorrow: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
- 7-Day Weather forecast for Newport County | 3-day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island
🛥️ Marine Forecast
- Today: NE wind 5 to 7 kt. Rain, mainly before 4 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight: NNW wind around 8 kt. A chance of showers, mainly before 7 pm. Patchy fog between 9 pm and midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tomorrow: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NW 5 to 7 kt in the morning. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Coastal Water Temperature: 44°F.
🌊 Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 7:11 am | Sunset: 4:30 pm | 9 hours and 18 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 7:21 am & 7:38 pm | Low tide at 1:19 pm.
- Moon: Waxing Gibbous. 13.9 days, 99% lighting.
🎭 Things To Do
- 4:30 pm: League of Women Voters Newport County to hold Candlelight Vigil commemorating January 6th Insurrection in Washington Square
- 8 pm: Improv with the Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
- What’s Up This Week: Jan. 3 – 8
- For more events and things to do, visit our events calendar.
- Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio at 6:30 pm
- Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music at 6 pm
- JPT Film & Event Center: The Fabelmans at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
- La Forge: Dave Manuel at 6 pm
- Narragansett Cafe: Gary Gramolini at 8 pm
- O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy (video DJ) at 10 pm
- One Pelham East: Live music at 8 pm, DJ at 11 pm
- The Firehouse Theatre: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
- Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm
🏛️ City & Government
- Middletown: Middletown Planning Board at 3:15 pm
- Tiverton: Tiverton Tax Assessment Board of Review at 10 am
- See the full list of public meetings in Rhode Island here.
📈 Thursday’s Most-Read
Here’s what stories folks were reading the most on Thursday;
- Providence man sentenced to Federal Prison for participating in ongoing fraud schemes
- 2023 State Beach Season Parking Passes now available online
- Discovering the history of Newport: A guide to the city’s street names and landmarks
- Middletown Town Council considers building the first roundabout at Berkeley, Green End, and Paradise intersection
- New Year, New Job? Here are 100+ job opportunities available right now in Newport County
🆕 The Latest
We published 25 stories on our website on Thursday. Here’s a look at all the headlines published since yesterday’s newsletter.
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The streets and landmarks of Newport are rich in more than three hundred years of history, triumphs, and tribulations. Look no further than the street names around Newport for a quick history and tip of the hat to some of Newport’s original founders, heroes, and early settlers.