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Good Morning, today is Friday, June 10

🌊 The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal said an electrical panel was a factor in a fire at a Days Inn hotel in Middletown, WJAR reports. WJAR also reports that the cause of the fire at The Wayfinder hotel in Newport is still under investigation.

🌊 Are you a fan of the My Favorite Murder podcast? Listen closely for a What’s Up Newp mention in Episode 328 when they discuss the death of socialite Sunny von Bülow.

🌊 The Black Ships Festival returns to Bristol and Newport this weekend. Don’t miss the Sushi Sake Sail’s aboard Aurora today at 12 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm. Calendar of Events

🌊 The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.

🌊 This is our regular column that wraps up some of the top political stories of the moment – Election 2022: Candidates take to social media, advocating for labor, school choice, and the LGBTQ+ community

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 9 to 15 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – W wind 8 to 13 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 60°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:19 pm | 15 hours & 8 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 4:25 am & 5:04 pm | Low tide at 10:12 am & 11:15 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9.8 days, 74% lighting.

Happening Today

39th Annual Black Ships Festival to take place June 10 – 12

Pell Bridge ramps construction site tour that was scheduled for Friday has been canceled

Things To Do


  • Bar & Board:  Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Phenix Avenue from 6 pm to 9 pm, The Race To Alaska at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: Timeless at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Eddy’s Shoe from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Norman Bird Sanctuary: Kyshona at 7 pm
  • Officers Club Deck: The Naticks at 5:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Jimmy Weinstock from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, Live music at 8 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Rejects Beer Co: Comedy night featuring Andrew Kim at 8 pm
  • Speakeasy:  Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

City & Government

  • No scheduled meetings.

Governor Dan McKee

At 6 pm, Governor McKee will give remarks at the Rhode Island Day of Portugal State House ceremony.

The Latest from WUN

Archi-TEXT: The Samuel Tilton House by McKim Mead & White (1881)

Ohtani carries Angels past Boston, ending LA’s 14-game skid

52nd Newport Bermuda Race to be final hurrah for Stan & Sally Honey on ‘Illusion’

3 gun reform bills clear a key committee in Rhode Island

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County to host Raise Up the Arts reception on June 21

Assembly approves Sen. Felag and Rep. Edwards’ legislation creating a ‘U.S. Bronze Star Medal’ license plate

RIDOH, DEM recommends avoiding contact with Almy Pond

How gas prices have changed in every state in 2022

Six Picks Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (June 10-12)

What’s Up This Weekend: June 10 – 12

Local Obituaries

Obituary: Lawrence A. Harrop

Obituary: Deborah Sweat

Obituary: Amy Elizabeth McLaughlin

Further Reading

URI Today – URI students, faculty member win grants to study foreign languages abroad

Salve Today – Cady appointed director of the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life

We’ll See You Out There