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Good Morning, today is Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

🌊 Work in the hospitality industry? The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering you free admission to the Newport Mansions during Hospitality Days, June 13 – 15.

🌊 The public tour of the ongoing reconstruction of the Newport Pell Bridge ramp that was scheduled for Friday, June 10, has been canceled due to an unforeseen schedule conflict at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

🌊 The Newport Gulls open up their 2022 season tonight at the Vermont Mountaineers. Their home opener will be against the Mystic Schooners at Cardines Field on Wednesday night at 6:35 pm.

🌊 Twenty properties swapped hands last weekend across Newport County. Tyler Bernadyn with a look at what sold.

🌊 With the Newport’s Sporting Ticket, visitors can experience Newport’s storied traditions in sailing, tennis, and automobiles for the price of just two museum admissions

🌊 Nautical Small Town: Newport was named one of the “15 best small towns to visit in 2022″ across the country, according to Smithsonian Magazine.

🌊 Here’s this week’s Sour Grapes comic by Tim Jones, enjoy!

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 13 mph.
  • Tonight – A chance of showers, mainly after 4 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 14 to 16 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 6 to 11 kt in the morning. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – S wind 12 to 14 kt. A chance of showers, mainly after 4 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 59°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:17 pm | 15 hours & 5 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:40 am & 2:21 pm | Low tide at 7:36 am & 8:02 pm.
  • Moon: First Quarter Moon, 6.8 days, 44% 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 2:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Newport Craft: Trivia with Schae at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 8:30 pm

City & Government

Governor Dan McKee

No public events.

The Latest from WUN

Gulls snap ski, crush Swamp Bats 14 – 6

After the toughest stretch offensively so far this season, the Newport Gulls (8-6) snap their four-game skid, defeating the Keene Swamp Bats (7-8) 14-6 to split the season series. It was the most runs that the Gulls have scored at Cardines Field since June of 2018. 

Arroyo has three RBIs in return, Red Sox beat Guardians 6-3

Christian Arroyo hit a two-run homer in the seventh and had three RBIs in his return from the COVID-19 injured list, powering the surging Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night.


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Local Obituaries

Further Reading

General Assembly – Bills on renewable electricity, plastic bags headed for committee vote in House

RIDOT – Travel Advisory: RIDOT Plans Weekend Closure of Route 10 North at Route 6 in Providence: June 17-20

RIGOV – Elected Officials, Development Partners and Community Members Celebrate Start of Construction at Historic Arctic Mill

Salve Today – Four softball players named to All-CCC Teams, Rubino named Defensive Player of the Year

URI Today – URI Launch lab to host entrepreneur Steve Blank

We’ll See You Out There

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

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