Weather: Showers are likely and there is a possibility of thunderstorms all day throughout the night on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
1. National Grid will hold the first of a series of public comment sessions with the state Public Utilities Commission, as it seeks a rate increase for both electricity costs and natural gas costs to consumers.
2. Head down the the Little Compton Community Center for the weekly Senior Luncheon. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and meals are free.
3. Get tech savvy! This free weekly technology education event, is offered on Wednesdays at 5 pm in our shared space across from the Middletown Public Library.
Every week, a subject matter expert will speak on a wide variety of topics, from computer security to social networking to smart phones to software for children to you-name-it.
Admission is free, but seating is limited, so you're urged to register for a seat here.
5. One of the first novels of the Beat movement of the 1950s, On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, is published on this day in 1957. The novel chronicles the cross-country wanderings of a Kerouac-like hero, Sal Paradise, and his pal Dean Moriarty, and their free-ranging encounters with drugs, free love, and the budding counterculture. The book, which Kerouac wrote in just three weeks, became an instant classic.