East Providence Weather:
- Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 38. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
- Friday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Waterfront Drive: at 11:30 a.m. today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed will celebrate the grand opening of Waterfront Drive in East Providence in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis, Mayor Bruce Rogers and small business owner Wendy Field. This $6.6 million roadway project, which extends 1.1 miles from Warren Avenue to Dexter Road, was funded in part by $4.8 million in federal funds to help improve infrastructure and revitalize East Providence’s waterfront community.
Ten Mile River Bridges: At 2 p.m. today East Providence Mayor Bruce Rogers will be joined by Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and RIDOT Deputy Director Phillip Kydd to celebrate the rehabilitation of the Ten Mile River Bridges, which carry traffic from North Broadway over the Ten Mile River and another small stream and were shut down due to structural deterioration in 2011.
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Take a Full Frosty Moon Night Hike on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 pm at the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby Attleboro. Contact the Massachusetts Audubon Society for prices and more details.
Riverside Congregational Church, 15 Oak Ave., hosts a Holly Day Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 am to 2 pm.
This Day in History: On this day in 1886, once a hall for operettas, pantomime, political meetings, and vaudeville, the Folies Bergère in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular "Place aux Jeunes" established the Folies as the premier nightspot in Paris. In the 1890s, the Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and quickly gained a reputation for its spectacular nude shows. The theater spared no expense, staging revues that featured as many as 40 sets, 1,000 costumes, and an off-stage crew of some 200 people.