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Good Morning, today is Thursday, June 16.
🌊 With another dominant night on the mound, and relentless offense throughout, Newport Gulls won its sixth straight win last night, beating Sanford (1-7) 8-3 at Goodall Park. Read More
🌊 British singer-songwriter Frank Turner pulled into Providence for a quick stop Wednesday, June 15 as part of his “50 States in 50 Days” tour. A talented lyricist, Turner displayed energy and humor in the weekday noon show, something you don’t often see in these parts. Concert Recap
🌊 Although enjoying ice cream is a 365-day-a-year activity for many, the summer season means it’s officially “game on” for local ice cream shops. We’ve checked out many around Rhode Island over the years and present this list of “Six Picks” (with several honorable mentions) for you to consider. Six Picks: RI’s best locally-owned Ice Cream Shops
🌊 The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) on Wednesday afternoon recommended closing Fogland Beach in Tiverton and Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Read More
🌊 Amid expectation of a robust summer season, Newport and other communities are worried they won’t be able to attract employees into a market where finding affordable seasonal housing is at best difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible, and where wages lag behind neighboring states. WUN Frank Prosnitz with more – Affordable housing for seasonal workers hard to find
🌊 newportFILM announced yesterday via an email to subscribers an impressive lineup of world-class documentaries for their annual summer series newportFILM Outdoors. Outdoors schedule
What’s Up Today
- Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light south wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning.
- Tonight – A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Today – SSE wind 7 to 11 kt becoming SW in the morning. Areas of fog before 10 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Tonight – SSW wind 6 to 9 kt. Patchy fog before 9 pm, then Patchy fog between 10 pm and 2 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
- Coastal Water Temperature: 54°F.
Sun, Moon, & Tide
- Sunrise: 5:20 am | Sunset: 8:04 pm | 14 hours & 43 minutes of sun.
- High tide at 12:39 am & 1:12 pm | Low tide at 6:52 am & 6:30 pm.
- Moon: Waning Gibbous, 20.3 days, 69% lighting.
Things To Do
- #OceanHour Week at Fort Adams State Park
- 11 am to 3 pm – Great Race Day at Newport Car Museum
- 12 pm – Taproot Slider Thursdays at Newport Vineyards
- 12 pm to 2 pm – 2022 Virtual Rhode Island State House Advocacy Day with the Alzheimer’s Association
- 5 pm – OPEN studios June 16th at Newport Congregational Church
- 6 pm – Jamestown Arts Center: Gallery Night with Musician Fausto Palma
- 6 pm – Bloomsday at Redwood Library
- 6 pm – Cocktail Club Mixology Class at Hotel Viking
- 6:30 pm – Lecture: The Mining of Portsmouth Coal at Portsmouth Historical Society
- 6:30 pm – Mushroom Hunting Summer Lecture Series with Norman Bird Sanctuary
- 7 pm – Ketel Cafe at Hill Market at Hotel Viking
- 7 pm to 10 pm – Ketel Cafe at Hill Market
- For more events and things to do, visit our events calendar.
- JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 2 pm
- Landing: Dan Decristofaro at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 6 pm
- Narragansett Cafe: The Infinite Groove from 8 pm to 11 pm
- Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 9 pm
- Norey’s: Dillon Stankowitz from 8 pm to 11 pm
- One Pelham East: Live music at 8 pm
- Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
- The Reef: Eric Fontana from 6 pm to 9 pm
- Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
City & Government
- Portsmouth – Portsmouth Conservation Commission at 6 pm, Portsmouth Zoning Board of Review at 7 pm
- Tiverton – Tiverton Solar Ordinance Advisory Committee at 6:30 pm
Governor Dan McKee
At 2 pm, Governor McKee and Rhode Island Housing will announce “significant investments in affordable housing across Rhode Island” at East Providence City Hall. The 19 new housing development projects across the state are expected to preserve and create over 700 new units of affordable housing.
The Latest from WUN
- Obituary: Randolph Stewart
- Obituary: Glen S. DeCosta
- Obituary: Eileen Marie MacKinnon
- Obituary: William Anthony Russo Jr.
- Obituary: Annie L. Busse