Visitors at the Cliff Walk. Photo courtesy of the City of Newport

Good Morning, today is Thursday, August 4.

🌊 Mark Aramli is one of seven candidates running for Newport City Council At-Large. Aramli shared with us why he’s running for office. Read More

🌊 I had the chance to meet Bumbles, a 1-year-old male Mixed Breed, at the Potter League for Animals last week, he’s a great pup. Read more about him here – Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bumbles

🌊 newportFILM will host a screening of The Princess at The Elms this evening.

🌊 Speaking of film, JPT is showing Top Gun: Maverick and National Theater Live: Prima Facie from The Harold Pinter Theatre in London today. Read More

🌊 The suspects in the February 14 Newport shooting that killed one man and wounded another are facing new charges, WPRI reports.

Have a great Thursday,


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What’s Up Today


  • Heat Advisory in effect from August 4, 11:00 AM EDT until August 5, 08:00 PM EDT
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 14 mph.
  • Tonight: Patchy fog after 9 pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low of around 73. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
  • Tomorrow: A slight chance of showers after 11 am. Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tomorrow Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 am and 5 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: SSW wind 5 to 8 kt increasing to 9 to 12 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SSW wind 5 to 8 kt. Patchy fog after 9pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:43 am | Sunset: 7:59 pm | 14 hours & 16 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 12:42 am & 1:16 pm | Low tide at 5:59 am & 6:47 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 5.9 days, 34% lighting.


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City & Government

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The Latest from WUN

Newport City Council will host its next regular meeting on August 10, here’s what’s on the docket

America’s top Corinthian sailors will gather in Newport for the 2022 Resolute Cupďżź

Mark Aramli shares why he is running as a candidate for Newport City Council At-Large

Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health announces expansion of Monkeypox Vaccination Campaign

Bar and Board to highlight local artists at ‘Another Night at the Bar II’

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bumbles

State, municipal beach lifeguards square off in “Guard Games” competition through August 6

Growing prescriptions help push CVS past Q2 expectations

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

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

WPRI: 3 indicted on murder charges in Newport double shooting

NUWC: Division Newport wins several NAVSEA Excellence Awards

RI.Gov: Governor McKee, Labor and Higher Ed Officials Join Ørsted and Eversource to Announce Programs to Train Offshore Wind Workers


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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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

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.