Newport, RI – Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful for you all – our readers, subscribers, members, followers, advertisers, and everyone else who makes what we do possible. Thank you for believing in us over the last six years.

Still need reservations for today or need/know someone that needs a free meal today?

Sending warm thoughts and wishes to you and your family on this Thanksgiving Day,

~ The What’sUpNewp & What’sUpRI Crew

Weather:

  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
  • Tonight – Clear, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

Marine:

  • Small Craft Advisory in effect through this evening
  • Today –NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
  • Tonight –NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 44.1F

Sun, Moon, Tide:

  • The sun rose in Newport at 6:43 am and sunset will be at 4:20 pm.
  • The first high tide was at 6:32 am and the next high tide will be at 6:57 pm. The only low tide of the day will be at 12:33 pm.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous. Moon age is 13 days, lighting is 98%.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.