Gooseberry Beach, Newport Rhode Island. Photo Credit: John Phelan. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Good Morning, today is Tuesday, June 14.

🌊 The RI Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled votes today on three firearms bills – one bill increases from 18 to 21 the minimum age for sales of firearms or ammunition, another prohibits any semi-automatic firearm magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and the other bill would prohibit the open carrying of loaded rifles and shotguns in public. Read More

🌊 Dale Venturini, executive director of the RI Hospitality Association, joins WUN today at 11:30 am for a live virtual video convo – Read More/Watch

🌊 Wondering what that house in your neighborhood sold for? Tyler Bernadyn with a look at the 19 houses that sold in Newport County last week – What Sold

🌊 Shades for Migraine will be making noise about migraine awareness on Second Beach in Middletown on Wednesday with the help of local businesses, volunteers, and a local sandcastle artist. Read More

🌊  On Friday, June 17th at 11:00 am, elected leaders, students, teachers, parents, and community members will gather to break ground on the new, state-of-the-art Rogers High School project. The public is invited.

🌊 The Alzheimer’s Association RI chapter is inviting the public to attend two-no cost events – an in-person Newport County Community Forum and a virtual RI State House Advocacy Day.

The advocacy day will be a virtual event, held this Thursday, May 16 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. The community forum will be an in-person event with a continental breakfast, held this Friday, May 17 from 9:00 am – 10:15 am at the Edward King House Senior Center. Read More

🌊 Gerry Goldstein’s latest column is the perfect read ahead of Father’s Day – Tracing footsteps of our fathers

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Marine Forecast

  • Today –NNW wind 6 to 10 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SE wind 5 to 9 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 63°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:10 am | Sunset: 8:20 pm | 15 hours & 10 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:15 am & 8:40 pm | Low tide at 1:54 am & 1:32 pm.
  • Moon: Full Moon, 14.2 days, 100% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center:  Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4 pm, The French at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 8:30 pm

City & Government

Governor Dan McKee

  • At 11:30 am, McKee will give remarks at a ceremony at the State House celebrating the 247th birthday of the United States Army.
  • At 2 pm, McKee will chair a meeting of the Commerce RI board at Rhode Island Commerce.

The Latest from WUN

Shades for Migraine Beach Celebration to take place at Second Beach on Wednesday

Comic – Sour Grapes: Sheds A Lot

Newport Gulls win fourth straight, beating Martha’s Vineyard 7 – 4

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Column: Golf’s civil war likely to produce no real winners

Gerry Goldstein: Tracing footsteps of our fathers

BankNewport hosts Financial Education Fair for students at Rogers High School

8th Annual Townsend Luncheon to benefit Child & Family

Celebrating our rivers: 7 Rivers Festival, June 25-26

Dale Venturini, executive director of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, joins WUN on Tuesday for virtual conversation

What Sold: 19 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (June 6 – 10)

Community forum on Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias to be held at Edward King House on June 17

Rep. Solomon, Sen. DiPalma laud funding in proposed budget to study feasibility of bridge barriers

What’s Up Interview: Russell Gusetti, Producer of the Blackstone River Solstice Festival, coming this weekend

What’s Up This Week: June 13 – 19

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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.

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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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