Newport, RI – Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do out there on this Small Business Saturday in and around Newport.


  • Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Rain, mainly after 10pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 45. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


  • Today –S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
  • Tonight –E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 42.1F

Sun, Moon, Tide:

  • The sun rose in Newport at 6:45 am and sunset will be at 4:19 pm.
  • The first low tide was at 1:04 am and the next low tide will be at 2:03 pm. The first high tide will be at 8:03 am and the next high tide at 8:32 pm.
  • Today we have 9 hours and 34 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 11:32 am.
  • The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous. Moon age is 16 days, lighting is 99%.

Calendar Of Events & Things To Do

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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.