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Good Morning, today is Tuesday, June 28.

🌊 On this day in 1969 – The Claiborne Pell Bridge opens to the public.

🌊 Let the games begin. Yesterday was the first day for candidates to declare for office in the 2022 primary and general elections. There were a few surprises, and candidates still have today and tomorrow to declare.

Find out who’s already thrown their name in the ring for state office, city council, town council, and school committee here – Election 2022: Politicians begin to declare candidacies

🌊 The Newport Restoration Foundation invites you to Rough Point Museum to kick off the summer with for two special events this week, Garden Fête on Thursday and TGIF Performance with Yoruba 2 on Friday. Read More

🌊 A total of $2.7 million has now been raised for the Newport Historic Spring project and the leaders hope to raise the final funding by September 2022 to break ground and begin construction. Read More

🌊 Jamestown resident Ben Tuff has swum around Conanicut Island and from Block Island to Jamestown to raise funds for Clean Ocean Access. In July, he’ll swim from Providence to Newport to again raise funds. Read More

🌊 The City of Newport’s Cliff Walk Commission will give an update on the status of the Cliff Walk Slope Repair between Narragansett Ave. and Webster Street when it meets today at 4:30 pm.

🌊 Tyler Bernadyn with a look at the 19 homes that sold last week in Newport County.

🌊 Gerry Goldstein’s latest column is here – No word of lie, a fascinating holiday’s ahead

🌊 A Middletown & Newport Public Schools Regionalization Survey is here (note the survey closes on Thursday).

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the morning. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – WSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 63°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:13 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 9 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:14 am & 8:31 pm | Low tide at 1:50 am & 1:11 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent 28.6 days, 1% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Landing: Dan Decristofaro at 1 pm, Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair from 5 pm to 8:30 pm

City & Government

The Latest from WUN

Summer events are starting at Rough Point Museum

Gerry Goldstein: No word of lie, a fascinating holiday’s ahead

On This Day In Newport History – June 28, 1969: Newport Bridge opens for first time

Comic – Sour Grapes: Weather

Free Summer Concert of the Day: The Silks at Watch Hill Sunset Concerts (June 28)

Toronto beats Boston 7-2; Red Sox win streak ends at 7 games

States with the most UFO sightings

Ringleader of check fraud scheme gets 5 years in prison

Election 2022: Politicians begin to declare candidacies

Portsmouth Town Council’s Andrew Kelly will run for Senate District 11

Local Obituaries

Further Reading

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.

This photo is available by the artist in a variety of styles and sizes. Click here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street.

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.