Good Morning, today is Monday, August 15

🌊 Maintaining a long-term career in Rhode Island radio isn’t easy. It’s even more unusual to consider that siblings can do it. WUN’s Frank O’Donnell with more – What’s Up Interview: The Mulhern Brothers, leading voices on RI radio

🌊 A near-capacity crowd greeted three blues greats on Saturday at Bold Point Park in East Providence for the Backroads Blues Festival’s inaugural concert. WUN’s Ken Abrams was there – Concert Recap and Photos: Backroads Blues Festival at Bold Point Park

🌊 Providence had less than half an inch of rainfall in the third driest July on record, and Boston had six-tenths of an inch in the fourth driest July on record, according to the National Weather Service office. Read More – Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

🌊 Looking for a new job, gig, or career? Here are 115 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport.

On the other side and looking to own your own business? Here are some opportunities available right now – Old Canteen Restaurant, donut/coffee shop, liquor store, and other businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island

🌊 Bishop’s 4th Street Diner closed on Sunday after more than 50 years in business. WJAR with more.

🌊 Free Fun Today – Tour the Eisenhower House for free between 10 am to 2 pm then head over to the Miantonomi Park Memorial Tour for a free tour between 2 pm – 6 pm. End the day at Middletown’s Monday Night Beach Concert Series at Second Beach with live music from Moment’s Notice, food trucks, fire pits, and more.

Have a great Monday,

~ Ryan Belmore

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSE 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NNE 5 to 8 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:54 am | Sunset: 7:45 pm | 13 hours & 50 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 11:08 am & 11:30 pm | Low tide at 4:21 am & 4:48 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Gibbous, 18 days, 89% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do


  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Justin Pomfret at 1 pm, Jay Parker at 4:30 pm, Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • Second Beach: Moment’s Notice from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Laughter for Locals with the Bit Players at 8 pm

City & Government

The Reef Summer Awaits

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Ida Lewis Distance Race: Young sailors and double-handers are joining the fun

Obituary: Benjamin “Benny” L. Light

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

Wacha makes short work of Yankees, Boston wins 3-0 in 2:15

What’s Up Interview: The Mulhern Brothers, leading voices on RI radio

A decade of persistence lifts Eastern Yacht Club to First Morgan Cup Win

Old Canteen Restaurant, donut/coffee shop, liquor store, and other businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island

Concert Recap and Photos: Backroads Blues Festival at Bold Point Park

Newport Polo: Cosmic Ball goes supernova

Scarborough South State Beach amenities will be closed on weekdays starting August 15 until Labor Day

Obituary: Joan Tolces Liebman

Presented with What’s Up Newp, Narragansett Beer, Ragged Island Brewing & Rejects Beer Co: Join us for a sud-filled screening of the cult screwball-comedy Strange Brew, preceded by a beer tasting from local breweries in the JPT lobby! A hoppy and hilarious evening. Tickets & More Info

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.

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 and 401-662-1653.