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Good Morning, today is Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

🌊 Marina Cafe & Pub reopens for the season today.

🌊 Newport City Council has a Regular Council Meeting tonight. Here’s what’s on the agenda.

🌊 Hi-Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company debuts at 8 pm this evening, on-air and online, as well as in person at the current site of the brewery on Tockwotton Road in Providence. 

🌊 Today is Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day, $1 from every iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide will be donated to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to bring joy to kids at local hospitals.

🌊 Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum reopens today.

🌊 Theatre By The Sea opens its 89th season today with ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

🌊 Keep an eye out for Grace Pedicab and that wonderful What’sUpNewp logo on their cab around town. We’re proud to support Tim. Keep him in mind if you’re looking for a ride around town.

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🌊 Newport Vineyards will have rosé pops, sangria slushes, and a special cookout menu for Memorial Day Weekend this Friday – Monday! Plus live music Monday afternoon 2-5 pm. Entry reservations (free) required – see details here:

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  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 52. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today –Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SE 5 to 9 kt in the morning. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – S wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 56°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:17 am | Sunset: 8:07 pm | 14 hours & 50 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 4:40 am & 5:13 pm | Low tide at 10:55 am & 11:51 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 24.4 days, 27% lighting.

Happening Today

Marina Cafe and Pub reopening on May 25

Newport City Council’s next Regular Council Meeting is on May 25, here’s a look at what’s on their docket

Theatre By The Sea opens its 89th season on May 25 with ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

‘Hi-Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company’ premieres on May 25

Whitehorne House Museum reopens on May 25

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 5 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Metrosoul from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Karaoke at 9:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Stoneacre Garden: Los Duderinos from 8:30 pm to 11 pm

City & Government

Little Compton – Little Compton Conservation Commission at 7 pm

Middletown – Middletown Technical Review Committee at 9 am, Middletown Town Council at 6 pm, Middletown School Committee at 6 pm

Newport – Newport Public Library at 4 pm, Newport City Council at 6:30 pm

RITBA – Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Rhode Island at 8:30 am

Tiverton – Tiverton Town Farm Renovation Committee at 6 pm

Governor McKee

8:30 am – Governor McKee will visit a local Dunkin’ in Woonsocket to mark Iced Coffee Day, which benefits Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

10 am – Governor McKee will attend the 2022 Garden of Heroes Wreath Laying Ceremony, an annual event commemorating Memorial Day and honoring the service of Rhode Island’s fallen heroes at the State House.

3:15 pm – Governor McKee will host a bill signing ceremony at the State House to sign legislation that will legalize recreational cannabis use in Rhode Island.

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.

British choir to perform at St. John’s on July 15

The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir will join the Christ’s  College Chapel Choir for Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, sung at the 2011  Royal Wedding.  


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What Else We’re Reading

ABC 6 – Volunteers begin set up for Boots on the Ground memorial in Newport

Watertown News – Bar ‘Cino opening a location in Watertown, MA

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.

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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.