Brenton Point Sunset. A Fine Art Photograph by by Alexander Nesbitt. Available on blinkgalleryusa.com and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street

Good Morning, today is Wednesday, July 20.

🌊 President Joe Biden will announce new actions on climate change during a visit today to a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, that is shifting to offshore wind manufacturing.

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with the latest on Election 2022: Election 2022: Gorbea urges McKee to back abortion legislation, McKee to be endorsed by healthcare union, Magaziner

🌊 Heading to Newport Folk Festival this weekend? WUN’s Ken Abrams has some not to be missed sets – ‘Six Picks’ Newport Folk: ‘Not to be missed’ sets at this weekend’s Newport Folk Festival

🌊 A Swansea boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he was saved by lifeguards while swimming at Easton’s Beach, WPRI reports.

🌊 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony Award-Winning Cinderella opens at Theatre By The Sea today.

🌊 The Newport City Council and School Committee will be meeting jointly with their counterparts from Middletown to discuss School Regionalization today at 6 pm at Innovate Newport. To learn more, visit www.middletown-newport.us

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 11 to 15 mph.
  • Tomorrow Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 10 kt in the morning. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SSW wind 5 to 8 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 69°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:29 am | Sunset: 8:13 pm | 14 hours & 44 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:43 am & 2:17 pm | Low tide at 7:08 am & 9:03 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 21.5 days, 56% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Fort Adams: Music At The Fort featuring Rhode Island Youth Stage Band from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm, The Anonymous Club at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jimmy Weinstock at 1 pm, The Naticks at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Lainey Dionne from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Eoin Egan live on the patio from 5 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z-Boys from 9 pm to 12 am
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater:  Jay Leno  at 8 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


The Reef Live Music

The Latest from WUN

Biden to announce climate actions at ex-coal plant in Mass.

Election 2022: Gorbea urges McKee to back abortion legislation, McKee to be endorsed by healthcare union, Magaziner

‘Six Picks’ Newport Folk: ‘Not to be missed’ sets at this weekend’s Newport Folk Festival

Gulls win sixth in a row with 3-2 Victory over Schooners

newportFILM to screen ‘Hargrove’ at Rough Point; Christian McBride to moderate

AP source: Biden holds off on climate emergency declaration

13 to be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame

State Arts Council announces Call for Artists for the galleries at Block Island Airport and GREEN SPACE at RI T.F. Green International Airport

Coronavirus in Rhode Island: The latest data on community transmission of COVID-19

AARP and FEMA release new resources to help local communities

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

WPRI: 9-year-old boy rescued from water at Newport beach

ABC 6: Three near-drownings, rip current warnings prompt water safety reminders

DOJ: Former Newport Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession Of Child Pornography

WGBH: Newport Folk Festival stays fresh with younger and more diverse acts

Broadway World: Newport Classical Announces 2022-2023 Chamber Series Concerts – The Parker Quartet, Adam W. Sadberry & More

We’ll See You Out There

Brenton Point Sunset. A Fine Art Photograph by Alexander Nesbitt. Available on blinkgalleryusa.com and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street

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