Good Morning, today is Wednesday, June 8.

🌊 Rogers High School Class of 2022 will have to wait one more day to graduate. Their graduation has been pushed to Friday, due to weather.

🌊 Look up the next time you’re on Broadway in Newport. The City of Newport’s Public Services crews were out yesterday morning assisting a strong contingent of parent volunteers once again putting up banners featuring Newport’s 2022 Rogers High School graduates!

🌊 Fiddler Eileen Ivers, who performed several times over the years at the Newport Yachting Center, is returning to Newport in December for a Joyful Christmas performance at The JPT.

🌊 Newport City Council returns to the Council Chambers tonight for a Regular Council meeting, here’s what’s on their agenda.

🌊 The Newport Gulls will host their home opener tonight at Cardines Field at 6:35 pm against the Mystic Schooners.

Join the Newport Gulls during the 2022 season by purchasing tickets here. Home games are played typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Single Game Tickets can be used for any of the games listed below. Seating is General Admission and cost $5.00 each when purchasing online for individual games, and $50.00 for Season Tickets.

Tickets will be available to purchase at Cardines Field and will follow normal pricing: $5.00- Adults, $2.00- Senior / Military / Teens, & $1.00- Children 12 & Under. Purchasing tickets in advance are sold at a flat rate of $5.00 per ticket.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 2 pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 72. Southwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
  • Tonight – Showers likely, mainly after 4 am. Patchy fog between 2 am and 5 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – S wind 12 to 15 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 kt. Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 2 pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Showers are likely, mainly after 4 am. Patchy fog between 2 am and 5 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 60°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:18 pm | 15 hours & 6 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 2:29 am & 3:11 pm | Low tide at 8:30 am & 9:15 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 7.8 days, 54% lighting.

Happening Today

Here’s what’s on the docket for Newport City Council’s June 8 Regular Council Meeting

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm, Blade Runner: The Final Cut at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: The Naticks at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Fausto Palma from 8 pm to 10:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Stoneacre Garden: Orange Whip from 8:30 pm to 11 pm

City & Government

Governor Dan McKee

At 11 am, Governor McKee will host a bill signing ceremony at the State House for the ‘Let RI Vote Act,’ legislation which expands voter access while ensuring the integrity of Rhode Island elections.

The Latest from WUN

What’s Up Today: Wednesday, June 8

Angels lose 13th straight after firing Maddon; Trout injured

Senate approves Senator Euer’s bill seeking offshore wind development

Road Warriors draw on experience as Finals move to Boston

Laurel Awards honor contributions to Preservation Society

Ready or Not, IC37 Class jumps into most competitive season yet

St. Columba’s will host its 29th Annual Garden Party on June 11

Rhode Island Department of Health announces endemic strategy for COVID-19 vaccination, testing

Rogers High School Graduation moved to Friday, due to weather

‘Bewitched’ statue in Salem vandalized with red paint

Local Obituaries

Obituary: David A. Tenney

Obituary: Paul J. Grimes Jr.

Obituary: Robert M. Laske

Further Reading

Rhode Island Monthly – Julian Fellowes calls Newport “a village of palaces”

Boston Herald – Hotel fires raise alarm on need for sprinklers, safety-rated construction

Robb Report – Newport, Rhode Island, Is Having a Moment: 8 Ways to Celebrate Its New Gilded Age

Salve Today – University community invited to Night at the Newport Gulls

Salve Today – “Story in the Public Square” honored with its sixth Telly Award

ecoRI – Car Culture Drives Rhode Island’s Climate Inaction

We’ll See You Out There

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 -

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.

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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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