Good Morning! Ryan Belmore here at 6:43 am on Thursday, March 3. Here’s the latest …

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University will host a virtual roundtable discussion about the current war in Ukraine on Tuesday. Salve Regina staff, faculty, and students are invited to participate. Details

A Peace Vigil for Ukraine will be held on the campus of URI today at 5 pm. All are welcome. Details

Tradewind Aviation’s Newport scheduled service flights are returning this summer. Scheduled flights depart from the Million Air private terminal at Westchester County Airport (HPN) and fly directly into Newport State Airport (NPT) in under 40 minutes. Flights begin on May 27th and will operate on select days through September 5th. More info

The Clarke Cooke House will host its 25th Annual Caribbean Party on Saturday night. The Ravers will provide the live music. More Info

Fair winds and following seas to Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon which departed Naval Station Newport on Tuesday as part of a homeport shift to Coast Guard Station Boston, according to Naval Station Newport.

What’s Up Out There


  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – A slight chance of showers before 7am. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 40°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 6:16 am | Sunset: 5:38 pm | 11 hours and 21 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 8:09 am & 8:30 pm | Low tide at 1:33 am & 1:57 pm.
  • Moon: New Moon, 0 days, 0% lighting.

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We’ll See You Out There

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Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He 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.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.