Blue Dusk - A lovely view while sailing home as blue dusk settles over the Newport Pell Bridge, the Newport Harbor Light and a single sail boat. 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 Monday, June 20.

🌊 A sailor died while participating in the Newport Bermuda Race on Sunday. Story

🌊 The Newport Charter Yacht Show kicks off today at the Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard. It runs through Thursday. Details

🌊 What’sUpNewp photographer Rick Farrell was on hand last night as Patti LaBelle returned to the Mohegan Sun Area. Photo Gallery

🌊 It was an exciting weekend of golf in Brookline, MA, where Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open. Read More

🌊 Here’s what the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority has on tap for construction, delays, and closures this week. Road Report

🌊 Today is the last full day of Spring, tomorrow marks the astronomical first day of summer with the Summer Solstice taking place at 5:14 am.

🌊 The JPT Film & Event Center will host a Moonrise Kingdom 10th Anniversary Party on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm. Details



What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 3 to 7 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – NW wind 7 to 10 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SE wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 60°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:22 pm | 15 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:18 am & 1:51 pm | Low tide at 7:31 am & 8:18 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 21 days, 62% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Justin Pomfret at 1 pm & 4:30 pm, Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques 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

Gulls drop pair in doubleheader to Navigators on Sunday

Photo Gallery: Patti LaBelle at Mohegan Sun Arena

US Open updates: Fitzpatrick hangs on, wins U.S. Open by 1

Sailor dies in Newport Bermuda Race

Patience pays at the Inaugural New York Yacht Club Women’s Championship

Pivetta goes 7 strong with 10 Ks; Red Sox hold off Cards 6-4

Argo had a rough run en route to Bermuda Race record

“A wild ride”: Elena Hight and Ian Walsh complete Newport Bermuda Race with 11th Hour Racing Team

3 people, 2 dogs jump overboard as yacht burns and sinks in New Hampshire

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Massachusetts

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Rhode Island


Local Obituaries

Further Reading

Providence Business News – 6 R.I. senior living communities earn “best” U.S. News & World Report rankings

EastBay RI – Portsmouth council breezes through $69.97M budget at hearing

We’ll See You Out There

Blue Dusk – A lovely view while sailing home as blue dusk settles over the Newport Pell Bridge, the Newport Harbor Light and a single sail boat.

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/

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.