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Good Morning, today is Friday, August 12.

🌊 Newport has earned top honors on a U.S. list-naming it the friendliest and most welcoming place in America-while Matera, Italy topped the international list. Read More – Newport named the friendliest and most welcoming place in America 

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with our regular column that wraps up some of the top political stories of the moment – Election 2022: Endorsements and Foulkes offers drug affordability plan

🌊 WUN’s Gerry Goldstein’s latest column is here – Humanity in history, from racism to Roe

🌊 For a limited time only, The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering an exclusive “Inside ‘The Gilded Age’” tour featuring four of the Newport Mansions.

🌊 Last night – The Giants defeated the Patriots, and the Red Sox beat the Orioles.

🌊 The last day Bishop’s 4th Street Diner will be open is Sunday.

🌊 “Shall new cannabis related licenses for businesses involved in the cultivation, manufacture, laboratory testing and for the retail sale of adult recreational use cannabis be issued in the city (or town).”

Voters in 31 cities and towns across Rhode Island will see that question on their ballot in November. The Public’s Radio with more.

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: A slight chance of showers after 10 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 2 am, then a slight chance of showers after 5 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Marine Forecast

  • Today: N wind 5 to 8 kt becoming E in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers after 10 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming N 5 to 9 kt after midnight. A slight chance of showers before 2 am, then a slight chance of showers after 5 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 71°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:51 am | Sunset: 7:49 pm | 13 hours & 57 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:36 am & 9:02 pm | Low tide at 2:22 am & 2:12 pm.
  • Moon: Full Moon, 14.6 days, 100% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

What’s Up this weekend in Newport County: August 12 – 14

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: The Complaints at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: John & Joanne from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Spiffy at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Butch McCarthy & Steve Mazza from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Grey Gardens at 4:30 pm, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Neal & The Vipers from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Inside Out at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy (video DJ) from 10 pm to close
  • Officers Club: The Naticks from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


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