Jay Leno at The Firehouse Theater in December 2021 . Photo by Rick Farrell

Good Morning, today is Monday, July 18.

🌊 Jay Leno will open up his four-night residency at The Firehouse Theater tonight. The sold-out shows benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.

🌊 Fourth-seeded American Maxime Cressy rallied to win his first career ATP Tour title, beating No. 3 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstani 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Sunday in the Infosys Hall of Fame Open at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame.

🌊 One of Australia’s all-time most popular bands stopped by Indian Ranch in Webster, MA Sunday, July 17 for an entertaining show. WUN photographer Rick Farrell was there are shares a few photos here.

Speaking of photos, don’t miss Rick’s photos of Todd Rundgren at the Greenwich Odeum here.

🌊 Conexion Latino in Newport, FabNewport, the Jamestown Community Food Pantry, Newport Mental Health in Middletown and the Washington Square Cooperative Services are among the 48 organizations that will share $350,000 in grants through the Rhode Island Foundation’s Newport County Fund

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11 am and 1 pm. Areas of fog before 8 am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 13 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9 pm and 1 am. Cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 15 mph.
  • Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: S wind 5 to 8 kt increasing to 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11 am and 1 pm. Areas of fog before 8 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SSW wind around 15 kt, with gusts as high as 28 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9 pm and 1 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 69°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:27 am | Sunset: 8:15 pm | 14 hours & 47 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 12:29 pm | Low tide at 5:41 am & 6:09 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 19.5 days, 77% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Justin Pomfret at 1 pm, Mike Milazzo at 4:30 pm, Chase Ceglie Jazz Quintet at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater:  Jay Leno  at 8 pm

City & Government

What’s Up Out There: What’s Up in Newport County: July 18 – 31

Summer Sipping

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Patience proves pivotal as Entropy wins historic Queen’s Cup Trophy

Cole, Carpenter send Yanks over Red Sox 13-2; Sale hurt 

Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Rhode Island

Best police procedurals of all time

On This Day In Newport History: July 17, 1954 – First Newport Jazz Festival Held

Rhode Island is the second fastest-warming state since 1970

Judge, Carpenter HR twice, Yanks pound Red Sox 14-1

Gulls wallop Blue Sox 19-0 in Holyoke

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

ESPN: Maxime Cressy wins first ATP title on Newport’s grass courts at Hall of Fame Open

WPRI: Blumberg, Johnson win doubles title at Tennis Hall of Fame Open

ABC6: Six Ocean State Waves, Three Newport Gulls Named NECBL All Stars

WJAR: Charity polo match in Portsmouth benefits local nonprofits

We’ll See You Out There

Jay Leno at The Firehouse Theater in December 2021 . Photo by Rick Farrell

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