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Good Morning, today is Wednesday, June 29.

🌊 On this day in 1901, Academy award-nominated actor and singer Nelson Eddy was born in Providence. Eddy earned three gold records, has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sang at the third inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Read More

🌊 It’s been an interesting first two days of the candidate declaration period. 12 candidates have thrown their names into the race for Congressional District 2, 11 have jumped into the race for Governor, so far 4 are running for Lt. Governor, and there are Republican candidates challenging incumbents Senator Dawn Euer and Louis DiPalma.

Meanwhile, in Newport, just 4 candidates are running for City Council At Large at this point and their will be a challenge in Ward 2.

Candidates have until 4 pm today to declare. Look for a surprise or two in regards to who’s running and who’s not seeking reelection. See the latest list here – Election 2022: Here’s who’s officially running for local, statewide office

🌊 Newport Folk Festival lands at #17 on this Billboard ranking of the Top 50 Festivals of 2022. Despite its amazing lineup this year, Newport Jazz Festival somehow wasn’t ranked.

🌊 Newport is living rent-free in some minds down in Annapolis – > “We are the maritime capital, no matter what Newport [Rhode Island, where the National Sailing Hall of Fame recently relocated] thinks.” Full Story (Chesapeake Bay Magazine)

🌊 Cabana, formerly Salvation Cafe, will open today at 140 Broadway. Offering up “Island-inspired cuisine and cocktails”, the restaurant will be open 7 nights a week, with the kitchen open 5 pm to 10 pm on weekdays and 5 pm to 11 pm on weekends. Reservations are now open on Resy.com.

🌊 Disney+ yesterday released a teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated Hocus Pocus 2, which is due to premiere on September 30 on the streaming platform. Washington Square, Eisenhower Park, and a temporary home that was built on Touro Street can be recognized in a couple of the scenes in the trailer.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 5 to 9 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 63°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:14 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 8 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:53 am & 9:07 pm | Low tide at 2:30 am & 1:56 pm.
  • Moon: New Moon, 0 days, 0% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Dave Alves at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm.
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, Stu Sinclair at 9 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government

The Latest from WUN

Free Summer Concert of the Day: Avi Jacob with Jess Powers and Tyler-James at ISCO (June 29)

On This Day in RI History: June 29, 1901 – Actor/Singer Nelson Eddy is born in Providence

Guerrero’s run-scoring hit in 9th leads Toronto over Boston

Election 2022: Here’s who’s officially running for local, statewide office

Redwood Library & Athenaeum opens new exhibition ‘Treasures of the Redwood: Celebrating 275 Years’

Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Shadow

Changes coming to Newport’s Bulky Waste Program

Newport Democratic City Committee invites Newport voters and candidates to attend a signature-gathering event on July 6

Rhode Island Folk Festival Returning to Rose Larisa Park in East Providence Sunday, August 28

Rhode Island man who hid drugs in child’s backpack gets 7-year sentence

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

We’ll See You Out There

Beavertail Light House – Jamestown – Sunset at Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, RI.  – a wide angle panoramic view A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt. Available printed by the artist in a variety of styles. See More Here

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/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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