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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 Seymour

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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