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Good Morning, today is Monday, May 23, 2022.

🌊 Coastal Medical, which “merged” with Lifespan in April 2021, has “temporarily closed” more than half of its laboratories. This comes as Lifespan reportedly is also closing its weight loss clinic. Frank Prosnitz with the full story here.

🌊 Home prices have increased by $194,521 (+25.7%) in the last year and $349,855 (+58.3%) in the last 5-years in Newport! Ranking it third here – Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Providence metro area

🌊 Tiverton is among America’s most affordable beach towns for homebuyers in 2022, according to Realtor.

🌊 The Rogue Island Comedy Festival returns this weekend. Featuring thirteen stand-up comedy shows over five nights, it’s certainly going to be a good time. Tickets are sold online only. Get them here.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
  • Tonight – Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – N wind 6 to 10 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight –Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 55°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:18 am | Sunset: 8:06 pm | 14 hours & 47 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 2:38 am & 3:12 pm | Low tide at 9:31 am & 10:05 pm.
  • Moon: Last Quarter Moon, 22.4 days, 47% lighting.

Happening Today

Staircase at Mohegan Bluffs will be closed to the public beginning May 23 due to repairs

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

City & Government

Little Compton – Little Compton Recreation Committee at 6:30 pm

Newport – Newport School Committee – Ad Hoc School Building Committee at 5:30 pm, Newport Energy and Environment Commission at 6:30 pm, Newport Zoning Board of Review at 6:30 pm

Portsmouth – Portsmouth School Committee – Negotiations Subcommittee at 9 am, Portsmouth School Committee – Negotiations Subcommittee at 4 pm, Portsmouth Town Council at 7 pm

Tiverton – Tiverton FTR and Personnel Changes Advisory Subcommittee at 4 pm, Tiverton Wastewater District at 5:30 pm, Tiverton Town Council at 7 pm

The Latest from WUN

Just My Opinion: Celebrating the Fourth of July safely

A U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) study estimated that in 2019 there were an estimated 10,000 fireworks’ related injuries in which individuals were treated at hospital emergency rooms, nearly 75 percent from June 21 through July 21

Gulls edge Waves 2 – 1 in a pitching duel

In the second low-scoring affair between these two rivals this season, Newport (12-8) defeated Ocean State (9-13) winning its fourth in a row, and second in three matchups with the Waves.

Local Obituaries

What Else We’re Reading – Dive In! Here Are America’s Most Affordable Beach Towns for Homebuyers, 2022 | Tiverton with a mention

American Songwriter – 5 Smaller Music Festivals to Check Out This Summer and Fall 2022

We’ll See You Out There

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Ryan Belmore is the 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.