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Good Morning, today is Thursday, June 30.

🌊 The race is set for local and statewide offices as candidates officially declared their candidacy this week. 15 candidates are running for Governor, 14 candidates are running for Congressional District 2, 14 candidates are running for Newport City Council, 10 candidates are running for Middletown Town Council, and there’s a whole bunch of other races. See all the candidates here. Candidates now move on to collecting signatures.

🌊 Among the surprises, Jamie Bova and Elizabeth Fuerte are not seeking re-election to Newport City Council and Chairman Ray Gomes is not seeking re-election on Newport School Committee.

🌊 Scott Buchanan with a feature on Middletown’s Mission First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Mission First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Middletown offers women’s only classes

🌊 The weather forecast is looking great for the Jamestown’s 4th of July fireworks on Sunday and Newport’s on Monday. Here’s where to find fireworks this weekend.

🌊 Phillip Dodd, one of the world’s foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors, will be at Charter Books this evening to talk about and sign his new book “An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City”.

🌊 Grab your fancy shoes, a few friends, and a custom Rough Point cocktail at Garden Fête at 5:30 pm! At this garden soiree, wander among the blooms in the Formal Garden at Rough Point, and try artisanal cocktails made by Little Bitte.

🌊 newportFILM will present Fashion Reimagined on the lawn of Rosecliff at 8:30 pm this evening.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 8 kt in the morning. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. 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 9:32 am & 9:43 pm | Low tide at 3:10 am & 2:42 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 0.8 days, 1% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Tommy Raines Band from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9 pm
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
  • The Reef: Matt Walker from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government

The Reef Summer Awaits

The Latest from WUN

Ocean State Beer Festival to take place at Ragged Island Brewing Company on August 21

Newport in Bloom’s Annual Garden and Container Competition is on

Free Summer Concert of the Day: Gooseberry Road at Frederickson Farms in Scituate (June 30)

Opinion: Approved state budget good for the Bay, good for the environment

Red Sox beat Jays 6-5 in 10 to avoid three-game sweep

Town of Middletown: ‘Middletown Center’ plan cleared to take next step

Opinion: Safer, more convenient elections

Stephanie Smyth announces run for Newport City Council At-Large

Jamie Bova won’t seek reelection to Newport City Council

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

Six Picks: RI’s Best Beaches – From Little Compton to Watch Hill

Researchers caution Cape Cod beachgoers ahead of white shark season

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

WPRI – Police ID officers, men involved in Newport altercation

WJAR – Man dies following moped crash in Newport 

Cision – Pallas Capital Advisors Expands its Northeast Footprint into Newport, RI; Opens Fifth Office in Under Three Years

Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi; Sen. Dominick Ruggerio – This Year at the General Assembly

WPRI – FBI arrests RI man tied to Jan. 6 attack

We’ll See You Out There

Newport Bridge Calm – A soothing harbor scene; calm water gently ripples in the bay as the sun sets near the Newport Bridge.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt, available in a variety of styles and sizes here and at 89 Thames Street.

Salve Regina University Seahawks skate for Mental Health Awareness

The third annual Mental Health Awareness Night organized by the Salve Regina University’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team raised more than $4,000 in support of Newport  Mental Health’s mission to destigmatize the conversation around mental health and provide mental health and substance use treatment to those who live, work, and study in Newport County.
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