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The Elms (Photo provided by The Preservation Society of Newport County)

Good Morning, today is Wednesday, August 3.

🌊 Another in a series of world-class concerts is coming to the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, August 5 when Americana singer-songwriter Lisa Morales makes a stop in Newport. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Newport Live. Read More

🌊 More than 200 swimmers participating in Save The Bay’s 46th annual Swim will embark across Narragansett Bay on Saturday, August 6 in the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year. 

🌊 “After The Gilded Age: An Afternoon Society Series” at The JPT will feature Reversal of Fortune (1990), The Great Gatsby (1974), Grey Gardens (1975), and High Society (1956). Read More

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with a look at the latest in campaign finances – Gubernatorial candidates report finances as campaigns enter final stretch

🌊 WUN’s Ken Abrams caught up with Samara Joy at the Newport Jazz Festival – What’s Up Interview: Samara Joy shines at 2022 Newport Jazz Festival

🌊 WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a look at what homes changed hands across Newport County last week – What Sold: 20 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (July 25 – 29)

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What’s Up Today


  • Heat Advisory in effect from August 4, 11:00 AM until August 5, 08:00 PM
  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
  • Tomorrow: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 7 to 14 mph.
  • Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Patchy fog after 4 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:42 am | Sunset: 8pm | 14 hours & 17 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 12:28 pm | Low tide at 5:20 am & 5:51 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 4.9 days, 25% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Top Gun: Maverick at 4:30 pm, CatVideoFest at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Mike Wendoloski at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Wright Brothers Birthday Bash from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z-Boys from 9 pm to 12 am
  • The Firehouse Theatre: Family Friendly Funnies with the Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government

Summer Sipping

The Latest from WUN

More than 200 swimmers will participate in Save The Bay’s 46th Annual Swim on Saturday

‘After the Gilded Age: An Afternoon Society Series’ coming to The JPT

Early titles with Patriots lead to Hall of Fame for Seymourďżź

Devers homers in return from IL as Boston downs Astros 2-1

Red Sox to pay Hosmer minimum, Padres owe more than $43.56M

Red Sox get Hosmer from Padres; keep Martinez, Bogaerts

TICKET GIVEAWAY: We interview Lisa Morales, playing Norman Bird Sanctuary Friday, August 5

Gubernatorial candidates report finances as campaigns enter final stretch

Mac Jones working through growing pains in new Pats’ offense

Newport Gulls fall short in Wild Card Game 9-7 to Sanford

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Local Obituaries

Further Reading

WPRI: Newport Vineyards thriving in severe drought

WPRI: Police: Caregiver exploited elderly Little Compton woman

WPRI: Dozens of cars ransacked in Barrington, Jamestown

AB 6: Jamestown police looking for suspects that broke into 32 vehicles overnight

NUWC: Six NUWC Division Newport engineers receive fellowships for upcoming academic year


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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.

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