Visitors at the Cliff Walk. Photo courtesy of the City of Newport

Good Morning, today is Monday, June 13.

🌊 The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering employees in the hospitality industry free admission to the Newport Mansions today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Details

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🌊 Music at The Fort, Fort Adams Trust’s summer music series, returns on Wednesday with a free, family-friendly performance by The Ravers! Read More

🌊 Outlier won New York Yacht Club’s 168th Annual Regatta over the weekend. Story

🌊 Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) will host a public farm tour of Jamestown Community Farm on Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The free tour is open to the public.  Details

🌊 FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on Thursday. Among the seventeen stadiums remaining in the bidding is Gillette Stadium. Read More

🌊 The Providence-Newport Ferry will kick off its 2022 season on Friday. Read more

🌊 Trinity Church’s Strawberry Fest returns on Saturday. Details

🌊 Rhode Island PrideFest and Illuminated Night Parade returns to the creative capital on Saturday. Read More

🌊 For more than 20 years, Gayle was the kind, caring, and wonderful friend that you would look forward to seeing at One Pelham East.

Newport lost a bit of its sunshine this weekend with the loss of Gayle. If Newport ever had an “official” mom, she was it – to so many locals, musicians, and visitors. Always looking out for you, and was never afraid to share her thoughts with you.

It’s up to all of us who knew her and who loved her to make sure her wonderful spirit, love, and kindness live on.

Our thoughts are with Gayle’s immediate family, the One Pelham East family, and to all those who were lucky enough to know her.

She will certainly be missed.

Read more by One Pelham East

Have a great Monday,

~ Ryan


What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11am, then a slight chance of showers between 11am and noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – SSE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the morning. Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11am, then a slight chance of showers between 11am and noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – WSW wind around 6 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: 5:10 am | Sunset: 8:20 pm | 15 hours & 9 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 7:22 am & 7:47 pm | Low tide at 12:59 am & 12:39 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 13.1 days, 97% lighting.


Happening Today

Preservation Society offering employees in the hospitality industry free admission to the Newport Mansions

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Justin Pomfret at 1 pm, Mike Milazzo at 4:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacque at 10 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

City & Government



The Latest from WUN

Outlier lives up to its name and mission with win at 168th Annual Regatta

Tiny Kitchen Magic: Chicken Sausage and Veggie Frittata Muffins

Music At The Fort returns to Fort Adams on Wednesday with a performance by The Ravers

Rafael Devers’ late home run lifts Red Sox over Mariners 2-0

With NBA Finals tied at 2, Celtics try to stop Stephen Curry

Boateng lifts Revolution to 2-1 victory over Sporting KC

Moore hits walk-off single, sending Mariner past Red Sox 7-6

Gulls battle for third straight nail-biting victory over Waves, 2-1

Kelly Bates is home – WUN’s Frank O’Donnell joins the popular meteorologist as she returns to ABC6

Photo Gallery: PVD Fest returns to the streets of Providence

Now Hiring: 100+ job opportunities available right now in the Newport area (June 12)

RIDOH recommends reopening Gooseberry Beach for swimming

RI launches 1st human donor pasteurized milk program

Keeping our pets safe during the summer

Census wants to know how to ask about sexuality and gender


Local Obituaries

Coles (B. Cowles) Mallory

Edna A. Parker

Maria Rosario (Lima) Medeiros

Lawrence A. Harrop

Deborah Sweat


Further Reading

WPRI – 2 more cases of monkeypox in Massachusetts

WPRI – Small Quake in RI Saturday Evening, Fourth in a Month

WJAR – Rhode Island Special Olympics Team returns home with 16 medals

We’ll See You Out There

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.