Weather: It will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees today. Patchy fog will roll in overnight, but temperatures will remain in the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service.
We will enjoy an evening exploring the coastal field and maritime woodland habitats and discussing its importance in protecting the nearby salt ponds. There will be a focus of bird and plant identification and discussion of the location's ecological importance.
2. is pleased to present two short films as part of their Wednesday Film Series in collaboration with the Sakonnet Grower’s Market. Big River & La Riccolta, The Harvest will be shown on Wednesday August 8th at 7:30 pm the Meeting House. This event is free and open to the public.
3. Stop by the today between 12:30 p.m.and 2:30 p.m. to chat with your local editor, Erin Tiernan. Pitch a story or just stop by and hello.
4. Are you a political candidate in the upcoming election? Tiverton-Little Compton Patch is doing profiles of every candidate running for public office in the two towns. Contact Editor Erin Tiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
5. On this day in 1974, in an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. "By taking this action," he said in a solemn address from the Oval Office, "I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America."