Sachuest Point Calm Morning - The rocky shore of Sachuest Point curves out from Second Beach on a dead calm summer morning. 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 Wednesday, June 22.

🌊 Rhode Island’s first rainbow crosswalk leads you to Newport’s Equality Park, and there are two more on the way. Read More

🌊 The Town of Middletown is asking patrons to find other parking this morning and early afternoon due to maintenance of the Surfer’s End lot by Purgatory Road. The main beach parking lot and Triangle Lot A will remain open throughout the work. 

🌊 Newport City Council returns to Council Chambers this evening for a Regular Council Meeting, here’s a look at what’s on the agenda.

🌊 Rock Legend Dave Mason will be at the Greenwich Odeum tonight. Read our interview with Mason here.

🌊 Theatre By The Sea continues its 89th season today with Footloose. Read More

🌊 Newport Jazz Festival has announced some of their special guests for “Celebrating George Wein, the closing set of their festival. Guests will include Trombone Shorty, Hiromi, Christian McBride, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Anat Cohen, Jon Faddis, Lew Tabackin, Randy Brecker, Lewis Nash, Christian Sands, Jay Leonhart, Regina Carter, and more. See the full lineup at newportjazz.org.

🌊 Speaking of Newport Jazz – Beginning Monday, Newport Jazz tickets will be available for purchase in person at Fort Adams Trust’s Gift Shop. There will be no fees for tickets purchased there. Ticket prices are $79 each – per day. A limited number of tickets are available for students ages 10 to 25 with current valid photo student IDs are $40 each, per day. Fort Adams Visitor Center Box Office Hours – 10 AM until 3 PM Daily.

🌊 Sail Newport will celebrate the annual Newport Regatta with live music from the Providence-based band “Professor Roots” on  July 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Sail Newport. Tickets are on sale now and open to the public.

What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Tonight – Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today –Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SE 5 to 8 kt in the morning. Patchy fog before 9 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SSE wind 5 to 7 kt. Patchy fog after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 62°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:08 am & 3:45 pm | Low tide at 9:18 am & 10:41 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 23 days, 41% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: The Duke at 4:30 pm, Aliens at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Mark Flynn at 1 pm, The Naticks at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm.
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm

City & Government



The Latest from WUN

Theatre By The Sea’s new fairy-tale musical series begins June 29

House OKs Carson’s resolution seeking water quality assessment of state parks, including Fort Adams

Gulls fall to swamp Bats 6-0 at Alumni Field

Story’s 3-run HR out of Fenway helps Red Sox beat Tigers 5-4

Undeterred by climate change, US homeowners are moving to climate-vulnerable areas

Sean Bouchard becomes 28th former Gull to make MLB debut

Rhode Island’s first rainbow crosswalk leads you to Newport’s Equality Park

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Elliott

Rob Gronkowski retires, won’t join Tom Brady for 3rd season

Governor McKee signs 3 gun control bills into law

Sea Tow Cape and Islands now operating from Nantucket 

Middletown man wins more than $35,000 on Rhode Island Lottery’s Daily Numbers game

Hundreds of birds wash up on Martha’s Vineyard, officials fear bird flu  

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

Dropkick Murphys binging ‘This Machine…Theater Tour” to The Vets

Newport Folk to host official aftershow benefit concerts at The JPT, Newport Blues Cafe

PBS joins food TV contests with ‘The Great American Recipe’

Local Obituaries

Further Reading

Rhode Island Monthly – Inside the Newport Bermuda Race

WCIV – ‘Safe space’ Navy training on preferred pronouns draws mockery, criticism

General Assembly – General Assembly passes Rep. Amore and Sen. Euer’s legislation that protects victims of domestic abuse

Salve Today – The Newport MFA presents readings, craft talks with best-selling authors

URI Today – URI’s Metcalf Institute receives $1.7 million grant to develop science communication fellowship for marginalized populations

East Bay – Plans afoot for Portsmouth Dog Park to double in size

We’ll See You Out There

Sachuest Point Calm Morning – The rocky shore of Sachuest Point curves out from Second Beach on a dead calm summer morning.

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.