NIMFEST at King Park on July 10. Photo by Bill Peresta

Good Morning, today is Thursday, July 14.

🌊 On this day in 1966, Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tanya Donelly was born in Newport.

🌊 The Mooring, Boat House, Coast Guard House, and Los Andes are among OpenTable’s “100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining”.

🌊 The Harvest Fair is returning to Norman Bird Sanctuary in October.

🌊 We caught up with Ballroom Thieves about their new album and upcoming performance at Newport Folk Festival.

🌊 Today is the Quarterfinals at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open. Today will include two singles matches and four doubles matches. Gates open at 10 am, and tennis begins at 11 am.

🌊 The Preservation Society of Newport County will open its Gilded Age Summer Lecture Series today at 6 pm with “The Whole Gilded Age: Newport and Beyond,” by Ulysses Grant Dietz.

🌊 Local musicians Ed Nary and Tom Perrotti are hosting a performance by Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan at Thriving Tea Coffeehouse today at 6 pm.

🌊 Celebrate Doris Duke’s affinity for jazz music and Newport’s special connection to the art form at Jazz On The Lawn at Rough Point today at 6 pm.

🌊 newportFILM will present The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks in Portsmouth tonight at 8:25 pm.

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8 pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 65. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 8 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 68°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:23 am | Sunset: 8:17 pm | 14 hours & 53 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:52 am & 9:19 pm | Low tide at 2:40 am & 2:19 pm.
  • Moon: Full Moon, 15 days, 100% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Easton’s Beach: Children’s Night with Big Joe Storyteller at 6 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm, Independence Day at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Mark Flynn at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Howlin’ Rhodes from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • newportFILM: The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks at 8:25 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 8 pm
  • Newport Classical: Emily Levin: The Glass Salon at 11 am at The Elms, Emi Ferguson, Keir GoGwilt and Ruckus at 8 pm at The Breakers
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Derrick Keane live on the patio from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Hit Play Band at 8 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Honky Tonk Knights at 9 pm
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
  • Rough Point: Jazz on the Lawn- Mar Fayos Project at 6 pm
  • The Reef: Eric Fontana from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Thriving Tea Coffeehouse: Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan at 6 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government

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Newport rallies past Bristol 6-3 for 20th win of the season

Today In Newport History: July 14, 1966 – Tanya Donelly Born In Newport

All-Star McClanahan wins 10th, Rays beat Red Sox again, 4-1

Patriots trade Harry to Bears for 7th-round pick

Lawmaker suspended from TikTok defends twerking video

Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair is returning in October

Bramwell Tovey, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, passes away

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

ABC 6: Newport police look for man accused of stealing bicycle

WJAR: Canadian tennis player explores Newport before Hall of Fame Open

WPRI: Man’s body recovered from water in Newport

Salve Today: Salve Regina joins athletic conference NEWMAC as newest member effective July 1, 2023

We’ll See You Out There

NIMFEST at King Park on July 10. Photo by Bill Peresta

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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.

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.

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