Good Morning, today is Tuesday, July 12.

🌊 WUN’s Ken Abrams caught up with Judy Collins before her two shows at The JPT in August. The iconic singer-songwriter talks about the Newport Folk Festival, her legacy and her new album “Spellbound”.

🌊 15 homes across Newport County changed hands last week. WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a look at what sold.

🌊 Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has contributed $1.5 million to Save The Bay’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s Beach to a larger location at downtown Newport’s Gateway Center.

🌊 It’s the Tournament Early Rounds and USTA Member Day at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open today at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Gates open at 10 am and tournament play begins at 11 am. Today is scheduled to include 6 singles matches and 3 double matches. Tickets & More Info

🌊 The Fifth Element adds more live music to their schedule, hosting Randy Robbins from 7 pm to 10 pm this evening.

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog after 1 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tomorrow: Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: SSW wind 8 to 11 kt increasing to 13 to 16 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SW wind 10 to 13 kt decreasing to 5 to 8 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 27 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog after 1 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 68°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:22 am | Sunset: 8:19 pm | 14 hours & 56 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 7:04 am & 7:32 pm | Low tide at 12:46 am & 12:22 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 12.7 days, 95% lighting.


Happening Today

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Summer Sipping

The Latest from WUN

What Sold: 15 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (July 4 – 8)

Comic – Sour Grapes: Text

This Day in RI History: July 12, 1928 – Barbara Cowsill born in Cranston

Díaz gets 3 hits as Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox 10-5

Gulls outlast Navigators, 3-1 for eighth straight home victory

Berdon, Darden embrace new challenges at 2022 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust signs on to support, name Save The Bay’s new Newport aquarium

Ranking every Elvis Presley movie

Driver’s Ed training now offered at CCRI’s Newport Campus

Suit: Cleaning service fired Bristol woman because she was pregnant

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

RI Monthly: Creating a Picture Perfect Waterfront Home in Jamestown

ABC 6: Providence man charged with scamming Tiverton woman

ABC 6: Man, 24, critically injured after Tiverton crash

WJAR: Tennis Week opens in Newport at the Hall of Fame

URI Today: URI professor: Rhode Island’s economy continues to improve

East Bay: Portsmouth Police arrest man on drugs, fireworks charges

East Bay: Portsmouth all-stars edge Bristol-Warren, 3-2,  earn spot in finals

We’ll See You Out There

Resilient: Resilient emerges from the fog- a Fine Art Photograph – A commercial fishing boat named ‘Resilient’ emerging from the fog at the state fishing pier in Newport RI.  A great metaphor for all of us.

Photo by Alexander Nesbitt. Available by the artist here and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street.


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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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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