Good Morning, today is Thursday, June 23.
🌊 It’s full speed ahead for the staff at the Newport Classical Music Festival, as the critically acclaimed series returns to traditional locations around Newport next week.
The 54th annual festival runs from July 1-17, presenting 24 concerts over 18 days. With opening night fast approaching, WUN’s Ken Abrams spoke with Newport Classical Executive Director Gillian Friedman-Fox about what to expect this year.
Read the interview – What’s Up Interview: Gillian Friedman Fox, Executive Director of Newport Classical
🌊 The Town of Middletown yesterday announced plans for their Summer Concert Series on Second Beach in August.
Speaking of outdoor live music, we’ve also updated this list with a few more things – Schedule: Outdoor music series’ to enjoy during this spring, summer, and fall
🌊 There has been a lot of talk about who’s running for local and statewide office over the last several months, but next week it’s time for candidates to put pen to paper and file their official declaration of candidacy.
All statewide and local candidates must officially file somewhere between when offices open on June 27 and when offices close on June 29. Candidates for Congress or statewide office (governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, general treasurer, attorney general) file at the Department of State’s Elections Division in Providence. All other candidates file with the Board of Canvassers in the city or town in which they are registered to vote.
We’ve heard from several candidates who will be running or who will be seeking re-election. If you are an incumbent or new candidate, share you news with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For readers, stay tuned here for all of our latest Election 2022 coverage.
What’s Up Today
- Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
- Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
- Today – SE wind around 9 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – E wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Coastal Water Temperature: 61°F.
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 5:12 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 4:05 am & 4:43 pm | Low tide at 9:54 am & 11:28 pm.
- Moon: Waning Crescent, 24 days, 31% lighting.
Things To Do
- 11 am: Newport History Walking Tours: Discover Colonial Newport
- 1 pm: Newport History Site Tours: Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House
- 6 pm: Wakefield RiverFire!
- 6:30 pm: An Unforgettable Floral Soiree with Lady Carnarvon of Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle at Rosecliff
- 7 pm to 10 pm: Ketel Cafe at Hill Market at Hotel Viking
- 8:30 pm: newportFILM outdoors presents My Old School at St. Michael’s Country Day School
- For more events and things to do, visit our events calendar.
- JPT Film & Event Center: The Duke at 4 pm, Elvis at 6:30 pm
- Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
- Narragansett Cafe: Keturah’s Dream from 8 pm to 11 pm
- Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 8 pm
- One Pelham East: Adam Go at 8:30 pm
- Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
- The Reef: Jake Heady from 6 pm to 9 pm
- Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
City & Government
- Little Compton: Little Compton Town Council at 7 pm
- Middletown: Middletown Town Council at 6 pm, Middletown Prevention Coalition at 7 pm
- Tiverton: Tiverton FTR and Personnel Changes Advisory Subcommittee at 8 am, Tiverton Board of Canvassers at 5:30 pm, Tiverton Dog Park Advisory Committee at 6:30 pm
The Latest from WUN
- Assembly approves Sen. Acosta and Rep. Giraldo’s legislation requiring designated parking spots for young children in baby strollers
- General Assembly passes legislation requiring corrections officers to qualify with firearms annually
- General Assembly passes Sen. DiPalma and Rep. Serpa’s legislation reforming state purchasing processes
- Assembly OKs bill to strengthen hospital merger review
- Assembly approves Sen. Ciccone and Rep. Alzate’s bill which grants driving privileges to undocumented residents