Surfing Purgatory: Surfing Sachuest or “Second” beach at surfers end where the swells roll past the opening of Purgatory Chasm. Middletown, RI. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt. Printed by the artist in a variety of styles and available online here and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.
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🌊 Another Rhode Island summer tradition, the Wickford Art Festival returns to full strength this weekend. WUN’s Ken Abrams recently caught up with Festival Director Brian O’Malley. Read The Interview

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with our Election 2022, our regular column that wraps up some of the top political stories of the moment – Election 2022: GOP endorses slate, candidates won’t discuss Trump, Congressional candidates differ on Roe v. Wade, next deadline for candidates

🌊 WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a look at the 48 homes that sold in Newport County last week. What Sold

🌊 WUN’s Ryan Belmore has got a full roundup of all that’s happening, new, and to do out there this weekend and weekend – What’s Up this week in Newport: July 5 – 10

🌊 Governor McKee yesterday signed an executive order protecting access to reproductive health care in Rhode Island, “ensuring that individuals who come to Rhode Island seeking reproductive health services will be safeguarded from legal liability in other states”. Read More

🌊 Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, US Open champion and former world No. 1, is set to compete as a wild card at the 2022 Infosys Hall of Fame Open in Newport. Read More

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – A slight chance of showers before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming east after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – WSW wind 8 to 10 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 68°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:18 am | Sunset: 8:21 pm | 15 hours & 3 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:08 am & 1:47 pm | Low tide at 6:40 am & 7:20 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 6.3 days, 39% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jimmy Weinstock at 1 pm, Mark Flynn at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: EDM Night at 8 pm
  • Newport Classical: Black Oak Ensemble: Silenced Voices, presented by Newport Classical at The Breakers at 8 pm
  • Newport vineyards: Blue Light Bandits Duo from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z-Boys from 9 pm to 12 am
  • The Firehouse Theatre: Family Friendly Funnies with the Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos: Free Wednesday show with Davina Yanetty & Mike Brown at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


The Reef Summer Awaits

The Latest from WUN

On this day in RI history: July 6, 1949 Soap star James Kiberd born in Providence

Town of Middletown: Fiscal 2023 Budget approved

Kiermaier knocks in 4, Rays beat Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway

Wickford Art Festival to return this weekend – we catch up with Festival Director Brian O’Malley

Election 2022: GOP endorses slate, candidates won’t discuss Trump, Congressional candidates differ on Roe v. Wade, next deadline for candidates

Governor McKee signs Executive Order protecting access to reproductive health care

What’s Up this week in Newport: July 5 – 10

What Sold: 48 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (June 27 – July 1)

Mako shark fishing shut down to try to rebuild species

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

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sheba

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

WPRI – Mailers, TV ads from treasurer’s office give extra boost to Magaziner

Rhode Island Monthly – Experience Gilded Age-Level Dining with Stoneacre Picnics

RI.Gov – Governor McKee Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

Salve Today – Teenage musicians are invited to attend the Jazz Camp at Newport

WJAR – White nationalist fliers found in Providence neighborhood

We’ll See You Out There

Surfing Purgatory: Surfing Sachuest or “Second” beach at surfers end where the swells roll past the opening of Purgatory Chasm.  Middletown, RI.

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


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.