Goat Island Light House in Black & White – a Fine Art Photograph by Alexander Nesbitt Photography. The Goat Island Light shines through the mist near the Newport Bridge in a classic New England harbor scene. Available by the artist to be printed in a variety of sizes and styles. Check It Out

Good Morning, today is Saturday, June 25.

🌊 Just six years after being transformed from the Hyatt Regency Newport to Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, the popular Goat Island destination has a new owner. The hotel sold this week for $174 million.

🌊 On the market for a new home? Check out these 31 open houses in Newport County this weekend.

🌊 Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority and Rhode Island Department of Transportation have released their schedule of road construction projects for the coming week, here’s what’s on tap.

🌊 Among the Newport Pride Weekend festivities scheduled for today is a Pride Market & Festival on the lawn of Great Friends Meeting House from 11 am to 4 pm, Pride On Bikes at 12 pm, and Newport Pride Afterparty with NPT HAUS at Parlor Newport at 9 pm. Full schedule of events

🌊 If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s our full roundup of events, live music, and entertainment. WUN’s Ken Abrams also has six events to check out around the state and six concerts to check out.

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What’s Up Today


  • Today Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Tonight – Patchy fog after 9 pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 8am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. Patchy fog after 9pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 64°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:12 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 10 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 6 am & 6:29 pm | Low tide at 12:06 am & 11:06 am.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 25.8 days, 15% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • @ The Deck: GRW Trio from 1 pm to 4 pm, Michael Johnson Trio at 5:30 pm, Spiffy DJ DWUN at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Seven Day Weekend at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Luis Mateos from Folsom from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: Brian Scott Band from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club, DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Dave Alves at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The New Nasty from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: C Gray the DJ from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 4:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Parlor Newport: NPT HAUS X NPT PRIDE X HAUS OF CODEC at 9 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Stu Krous from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef: Collin Van Pelt from 1 pm to 4 pm, OutCry from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Vino Wine Bar: Randy Robbins from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

City & Government

The Latest from WUN

Gulls snap ski, crush Swamp Bats 14 – 6

Arroyo has three RBIs in return, Red Sox beat Guardians 6-3

Day one of racing on the record at the 20th Anniversary C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

Road Report: RIDOT, RITBA schedule of lane closures, road construction projects (June 25 – July 2)

Highlights from this week at the Rhode Island General Assembly

RIDOH and DEM recommend avoiding contact with Upper Melville Pond and Turner Reservoir

Newport Flower Show winners announced

Gurney’s Newport Resort sells for $174 million

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Election 2022: Candidates respond to Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade

Counties with the highest COVID-19 infection rates in Rhode Island

Conservation organizations advise public of recent waterbird deaths on RI coast

Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision

Rhode Island lawmakers pass budget and adjourn for the year

Local Obituaries

Further Reading

DVIDS – Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering tours Division Newport on June 21

New York Post – Relax like a Vanderbilt in this vamped Newport mansion turned hotel

General Assembly – Statement from President Ruggerio, Majority Leader McCaffrey regarding Roe v. Wade | Statement from Speaker Shekarchi regarding Supreme Court decision | Rep. Williams says Dobbs decision shows why Reproductive Privacy Act was necessary

We’ll See You Out There

Goat Island Light House in Black & White – a Fine Art Photograph by Alexander Nesbitt Photography. The Goat Island Light shines through the mist near the Newport Bridge in a classic New England harbor scene. Available by the artist to be printed in a variety of sizes and styles. Check It Out

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