Adirondack Chairs, Castle Hill: Looking out over the East Passage, Castle Hill Inn and Resort’s famous Adirondack chairs gathered on the rocky cliffs near the Castle Hill Lighthouse. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt. Printed by the artist and available in a variety of styles here and at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

Good Morning, today is Saturday, July 2.

🌊 There will be fireworks tonight in Newport. Bailey’s Beach Club will host “Bailey’s Beach Club Fireworks”, a six-minute display beginning at 9:15 pm.

Jamestown’s fireworks will be shot off from East Ferry at approximately 9 pm on Sunday. The City of Newport’s display will be shot off from Fort Adams State Park on Monday at 9:15 pm.

Looking for more fireworks? Read more – Where to find 4th of July fireworks in Rhode Island

🌊 FYI: Audrain Automobile Museum is reporting on their website that the Cars & Coffee scheduled for this morning at Fort Adams has been canceled.

🌊 Speaking of Fort Adams – Beginning yesterday (July 1), daily guided tours are now being offered of the Fort hourly from 10 am to 4 pm. Self-guided tours are available daily from 10 am to 3 pm. More Info

🌊 Heading into the week, RIDOH has zero beaches closed due to high bacteria counts.

🌊 Ready for a great opportunity? The Protective Club, also known as “Specks”, at 594- 596 Thames Street in Newport has hit the market. Read More

🌊 Cardines Field is up for Best Ballpark in America. Read more and vote here.

🌊 RIDOT and RITBA have released their schedule of lane closures, and road projects for the next week. See it here.

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight – Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – SSW wind 9 to 11 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 5 to 8 kt. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 66°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:15 am | Sunset: 8:22 pm | 15 hours & 6 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 10:51 am & 10:56 pm | Low tide at 4:21 am & 4:06 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 2.6 days, 7% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: GRW Trio at 1 pm, Michael Johnson Trio at 5:30 pm, DJ DWUN at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Beth Baron at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Foreverly Brothers at 10 pm
  • Dockside: The Complaints and Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Music By Mel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck, Future Phase at The Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Sean Couto from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Sean Rivers at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Catching Blue at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The Travelin’ Wanna B’s at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Stepping Out featuring New Image from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Newport Classical: Joyce Yang at The Breakers at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: C Gray the DJ from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 4:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Y Not 3 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Breakers: Newport Classical: Joyce Yang  at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott from 1 pm to 4 pm, Matt Walker from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Sarah Van Pelt Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government

  • No public meetings are scheduled.

[Read More – What’s Up This Weekend in Newport County: July 1 – 4]

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DEM inviting the public to enjoy ‘Quiet Fireworks’ at Beavertail State Park

Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

Ready to own your own private club? The Protective Club is for sale

New exhibition at Isaac Bell House revisits the full-length portrait

Ida Lewis Distance Race pleases veterans and newcomers alike

Local Obituaries

The Reef Live Music

Further Reading

ABC 6 – Newport man accused of making pipe bomb in basement | Portsmouth police search for missing man believed to be endangered

WPRI –Police remove suspected bomb from Newport home | Portsmouth man reported missing

WJAR – Newport resident, 26, is the youngest Ben and Jerry’s franchise owner in the country

Boston Globe – Video from Sergeant Matthew Clark’s body-worn camera of Newport disorderly in progress

Rhode Island Monthly – Meet the First-Ever All-Female Youth Team to Complete the Newport Bermuda Race

We’ll See You Out There

Adirondack Chairs, Castle Hill: Looking out over the East Passage, Castle Hill Inn and Resort’s famous Adirondack chairs gathered on the rocky cliffs near the Castle Hill Lighthouse.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt.  Printed by the artist and available in a variety of styles here and at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

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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.
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