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Good Morning, today is Tuesday, May 24.

🌊 Newport Fire Department responded to The Wayfinder Hotel after receiving a call at approximately 8:05 pm last night. A four-alarm fire caused significant damage to the hotel. The incident has been developing overnight and we’re updating with the latest here – Newport Fire Department on the scene of a four-alarm fire at The Wayfinder Hotel

🌊 Rhode Island ratepayers should expect about $200 million in benefits under an agreement clearing the way for the state’s main electricity and gas provider to be sold to a Pennsylvania-based corporation, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Monday. Read More

🌊 Last week was another busy week of homes swapping owners across Newport County. Tyler Bernadyn with a recap – What Sold: 20 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (May 16 – 20)

🌊 You will see a few familiar faces if you’re heading up to Fenway Park to catch the Red Sox take on the Orioles on Sunday. Newport Fire Department Honor Guard will be presenting colors. Read More

🌊 Newport Folk Festival made its 51st lineup announcement on Monday – Béla Fleck ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ featuring Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and more will perform on Friday, July 22. Keep up with the lineup announcements here.

🌊 Live music is returning to the Shops at Long Wharf this summer. Here’s the schedule.

🌊 In what Rhode Island PBS is calling a ‘lager than life’ film event, the newest Rhode Island PBS Original to come from the production studios at 50 Park Lane in Providence recounts the history of one of Rhode Island’s most famous icons. Hi-Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company debuts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, on-air, online, as well as in person at the current site of the brewery at 271 Tockwotton Street in Providence. More Details

🌊 Representative Deb Ruggiero has launched her first television ad for Lt. Governor.

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  • Today – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 9 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind 3 to 8 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of sprinkles after 2am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – ESE wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 55°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:18 am | Sunset: 8:07 pm | 14 hours & 48 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:39 am & 4:13 pm | Low tide at 10:20 am & 11:04 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 23.4 days, 36% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Adam Hanna at 4 pm, John Erikson at 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Newport Craft: Trivia with Schae at 6 pm

City & Government

The Latest from WUN

Newport police reports for Oct. 2 – 3

Here’s a look at the Newport Police Department arrest and dispatch logs for Monday, October 2 through 7 am on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

RI SBA calls for annual award nominees

The Rhode Island district of the Small Business Administration is accepting applications for its 2024 Small Business Awards, recognizing individuals and businesses in several categories.

Comic – Sour Grapes: Headache

Sour Grapes is a comic about “Aesop”, a miserable flying dog and his odd friends, all living in a problematic and troubled world.

Local Obituaries

What Else We’re Reading

General Assembly – House Judiciary Committee meets on Thursday to vote on amended shoreline access bill

RIDOH – J. M. Smucker Recalling Certain Jif Peanut Butter Products

URI Today – URI Free Farmer’s Market student project wins NACUFS gold award for sustainability in campus food service

Military Aerospace Electronics – Raytheon to help launch and recover counter-mine system that has imaging sonar and electro-optical sensors

ecoRI – Environmental Injustices Dumped on Two Providence Neighborhoods Illuminate Impacts of Structural Racism

Town of Middletown – “Making Middletown Marvelous” — Lois Murray

We’ll See You Out There