Dixon. Photo Credit: Potter League For Animals

Good Morning, today is Tuesday, July 19.

🌊 A Newport Folk Festival veteran is returning to the area for a concert on Folk Festival eve, Thursday, July 21. Laura Veirs is headlining a show at Newport Vineyards on Thursday at 6:30 PM along with openers Brooklyn songwriter Mary-Elaine Jenkins and Richmond, VA-based Andy Jenkins.

Thanks to Newport Live (formerly Common Fence Music), we have a pair of tickets to the show to give away. WUN’s Ken Abrams with more here: TICKET GIVEAWAY: What’s Up Interview – NFF alum Laura Veirs, playing Newport Vineyards July 21

🌊 WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a look at the 8 Newport County homes that changed hands last week.

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with the latest on the Congressional District 2 and Gubernatorial race – Morgenthau, Segal qualify for Congressional race, Munoz for governor

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🌊 Ryan Patrick Kelley withdrew from the Newport City Council At-Large race on Monday. The third candidate to do so. There are now 7 candidates running for the 4 At-Large seats on Council.

🌊 Governor Dan McKee will be at the Hotel Viking at 8:30 am this morning to present citations to the winners of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Excellence in Business Awards. At 10 am, Governor McKee will visit the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project Research Station in Warwick to observe the “Search for the Gaspee” study area.

🌊 Newport Pride will be out painting the two other crosswalks around Equality Park on Wednesday morning. Painting is scheduled to take place between 6 am – 9:30 am. If you’d like to volunteer in the effort, email info@newportout.com

🌊 If you have room in your home for an addition, you have to check out this week’s adoptable dog of the week – Dixon!

Dixon. Photo Credit: Potter League For Animals
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What’s Up Today


  • Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 14 to 17 mph.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. West wind 6 to 13 mph.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
  • Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: SW wind 12 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 21 kt. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: WSW wind 8 to 11 kt decreasing to 5 to 8 kt after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:28 am | Sunset: 8:14 pm | 14 hours & 46 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 12:51 am & 1:24 pm | Low tide at 6:23 am & 7:32 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 20.6 days, 67% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Easton’s Beach: The Greg Sherrod Band from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Caddyshack at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Mike Milazzo at 1 pm, Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9 pm
  • The Fifth Element: Randy Robbins from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater:  Jay Leno  at 8 pm

City & Government

The Reef Summer Awaits

The Latest from WUN

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Dixon

Sour Grapes: Cell Phone

Gulls extend home winning streak in thrilling fashion over Navigators, 7-6 

Morgenthau, Segal qualify for Congressional race, Munoz for governor

Red Sox lefty Sale has finger surgery, no return date set

Ryan Patrick Kelley withdraws from Newport City Council At-Large Race

TICKET GIVEAWAY: What’s Up Interview – NFF alum Laura Veirs, playing Newport Vineyards July 21

What Sold: 8 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (July 11 – 15)

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

Rhode Island sues 5 landlords over alleged lead hazards

Local Obituaries

Further Reading

ecoRI: Toxic Blue-Green Algal Blooms Becoming More Common

EastBay: In Portsmouth: Crowd enjoys patriotic American Band concert (photos)

General Assembly: Gov. McKee, Congressional Delegation, Speaker Shekarchi and RIDOT break ground for airport connector project

RIDOH: Rhode Islanders Reminded About Heat Precautions

We’ll See You Out There

Dixon. Photo Credit: Potter League For Animals

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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 - 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.

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.