Naval War College - The Naval War College at Naval Station Newport is illuminated at night while the sun sets across the bay and bridge. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt/Blink Gallery. See more photos and art, purchase this photo here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

Good Morning, today is Friday, June 17.

🌊 The Newport Flower Show returns to Rosecliff today through Sunday. According to the event’s website, all three days are now sold-out.

🌊 The Providence-Newport Ferry kicks off its season today. The ferry will run through October 10 with stops in Providence, Newport, and Bristol. Read More

🌊 Today 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.

🌊 A fleet of 187 sailing yachts is set to take on the challenge of the Newport Bermuda Race, which starts today at 1:10 pm. Read More

🌊 It’s been a big news week out of Gillette Stadium. On Wednesday it was announced that they would host the Army-Navy game in 2023, the first time in the 124-year history of America’s Game that it will be played in New England.

On Thursday it was announced that Boston was selected to host FIFA World Cup 2026, the first men’s World Cup contended in North America since 1994. Each host city is projected to host four to six matches over the course of the tournament.

🌊 On the swimming and beachfront, the only Beach Closures active right now via the RIDOH are the Holiday Acres Campground in Glocester and Goddard State Park Beach in Warwick. Easton’ Beach in Newport and Fogland Beach in Tiverton reopened for swimming yesterday after being closed for a couple of days due to high bacteria count.



What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today – A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 15 to 18 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – SSW wind 13 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – W wind around 6 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 64°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:10 am | Sunset: 8:21 pm | 15 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 10:58 am & 11:24 pm | Low tide at 4:37 am & 4:20 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 17.7 days, 90% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board:  Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Chris Monti at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Neal McCarthy Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Sean Coutofrom 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: The Duke at 4:30 pm, Star Wars: The Return of The Jedi at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The Brass Force Band from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Inside Out at 9 pm
  • Officers Club Deck: The Headliners at 5:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Jimmy Weinstock from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, Hit Play Band at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy:  Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

City & Government

Governor Dan McKee

At 11 am, Governor McKee will give remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Rogers High School.



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Hadwin leads US Open as McIlroy makes statement with clubs

Excitement and disappointment as World Cup 2026 cities named

Boston selected to host FIFA World Cup 2026

General Assembly approves joint resolution to study Rhode Island’s public education system

Experience and talent to clash at Inaugural Women’s Championship

RIDOH recommends reopening Easton’s Beach and Fogland Beach for swimming; new advisory for Goddard State Park Beach

A’s hold off Bosox, avoid sweep for just 2nd win in 15 games

What’s Up This Weekend: June 17 – 19

Governor McKee, RIHousing Announce Historic $80M Investment for Affordable Housing Across Rhode Island

52nd Newport Bermuda Race starts on Friday

SIx Picks Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (June 17-19)

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


Local Obituaries


Further Reading

General Assembly – House approves 2023 state budget bill

RI.Gov – Governor McKee Announces Appointments to Board of Education, Councils on Postsecondary Education, Elementary and Secondary Education

Salve Today – Lindsey Turowski awarded key to the City of Newport for kickball league

URI Today – URI hires University of Miami communications executive as new vice president for communications and marketing


We’ll See You Out There

Naval War College – The Naval War College at Naval Station Newport is illuminated at night while the sun sets across the bay and bridge.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt/Blink Gallery. See more photos and art, purchase this photo here or stop by 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/

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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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