Golden Ripples, Sachuest Beach | Gentle waves and an outgoing tide make golden ripples in the beach sand at Sachuest Beach A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt. Printed by the artist in a variety of styles and available at and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street.
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Good Morning, today is Thursday, July 7.

🌊 Jay Leno is returning to The Firehouse Theater for another residency. This time he’s raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County. Details

🌊 Sirius Radio’s Seth Rudetsky, one of the hosts on the Broadway Channel, brings his “Big Fat Broadway Show” to Theatre by the Sea on Monday, July 11. WUN’s Frank O’Donnell caught up with Rudetsky ahead of the show. Read Interview

🌊 Beer and running event series, the Craft Brew Races, returns Fort Adams State Park in Newport on July 16. Read More

🌊 Providence Restaurant Week returns to Providence July 10 – 23, WUN’s Ken Abrams has the details.

🌊 Easton’s Beach kicks off its Children’s Night series tonight with Johnny The K from 6 pm to 8 pm.

🌊 Newport Classical continues with Inna Faliks: Reimagining Schumann and Ravel at the Castle Hill Inn at 7:30 pm this evening.

🌊 newportFILM presents The Pez Outlaw on the O’Hare Lawn at Salve Regina University this evening at 8:30 pm.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 7 to 11 mph.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – E wind 6 to 10 kt becoming SSE in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SE wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 64°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:18 am | Sunset: 8:21 pm | 15 hours & 2 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:58 am & 2:36 pm | Low tide at 7:31 am & 8:33 pm.
  • Moon: First Quarter Moon, 7.3 days, 49% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Easton’s Beach: Children’s Night with Johnny the K at 6 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Nolan Leite Music from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 8 pm
  • Newport Classical: Newport Classical Presents Inna Faliks: Reimagining Schumann and Ravel at Castle Hill Inn at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sugarbabies at 8 pm
  • Perro Salado: Steve Cerelli from 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
  • The Reef: Mel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


The Latest from WUN

What’s Up Interview: Seth Rudetsky, coming to Theatre by the Sea Monday July 11

Gulls sweep Nighthawks in doubleheader, extend streak to eight

Rays’ Kluber shuts down Red Sox bats in righty Bello’s debut

Jay Leno to perform at The Firehouse Theater July 18 – 21, will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Newport County

Desautel Law to match funds to send Portsmouth students to Washington D.C. to accept a prestigious Agriculture Award

States move to protect abortion from prosecutions elsewhere

Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

Middletown Police officer struck with gel pellets during traffic stop

Officials warn of tiny jellyfish that pack a strong sting

Providence Restaurant Weeks returns July 10-23

Local Obituaries

Further Reading

ABC 6 – 2 Newport men seen in video fighting with police plead not guilty

WJAR – Men plead not guilty to charges stemming from Newport altercation

Boston Globe – Is a famous shipwreck in Newport Harbor? An international fight over the answer has turned personal.

Money Inc – The Five Best Bed and Breakfasts in Newport, RI

The New York Times – In Newport, Artists Turn Tables on the Gilded Age

Salve Today – Salve Regina’s Dominic Perachi chosen as National Pitcher of the Year

We’ll See You Out There

Golden Ripples, Sachuest Beach | Gentle waves and an outgoing tide make golden ripples in the beach sand at Sachuest Beach

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

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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.