The 67th Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade began outside of City Hall on Saturday morning, attracting thousands of spectators who lined the streets downtown. The two-hour parade featured pipe and marching bands, fife and drum corps, reenactment units, and various local, state, and regional organizations, including police and fire units. Fire Chief Harp Donnelly IV was the grand marshal of the parade, which dates back to 1956. This year saw the return of the green stripe painted on the streets through the heart of the parade route, a tradition started by former Mayor Harp Donnelly III, the father of this year’s grand marshal.

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