Good Morning, today is Thursday, June 9.

🌊 Rhode Island Department of Health on Wednesday recommended closing Gooseberry Beach due to high bacteria levels.

🌊 Newport Gulls hosted their home opener at Cardines Field last night, which is where they picked up their first win of the season.

🌊 Bill Murray (yes, that Bill Murray) and friends are performing at The JPT in July.

🌊 Looking to learn more and have your say about the potential regionalization of Newport and Middletown schools? Participate in these informational events.

🌊 On Friday night, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will change the traffic pattern on Route 138 East just after crossing the Pell Bridge into Newport and establish a lane split, with one lane open on either side of the split.

🌊 A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rogers High School building will be held on June 17 at 11 am. Open to the public.

🌊 What’sUpNewp was on hand for Paul McCartney’s performance at Fenway Park. Catch our concert review and photos here.

What’s Up Today


  • Today – Showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog before 11am. High near 71. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 7 to 11 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Small Craft Advisory in effect from June 9, 08:00 AM EDT until June 9, 08:00 PM EDT
  • Today – SE wind 7 to 10 kt becoming SSW 12 to 17 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog before noon. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 9 to 12 kt becoming W 6 to 9 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 61°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:11 am | Sunset: 8:18 pm | 15 hours & 7 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:24 am & 4:06 pm | Low tide at 9:22 am & 10:19 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 8.8 days, 64% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm, Lawrence of Arabia at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Dan Decristofaro at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 6 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Pros From Dover from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 9 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 to 9:30 pm

City & Government

Governor Dan McKee

No public events are scheduled.

The Latest from WUN

RIDOT: Lane split starts June 10 for Route 138 East in Newport

RIDOH recommends closing Gooseberry Beach for swimming due to high bacteria levels

Information sessions planned for Middletown & Newport Public Schools Regionalization

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and friends to perform ‘New Worlds’ at The JPT

‘Six Picks’ best strawberry picking in Rhode Island 2022

Rhode Island casino workers urge lawmakers to ban smoking

Coronavirus in Rhode Island: The latest data on community transmission of COVID-19

Governor McKee signs ‘Let RI Vote Act’

Health department employee faces child pornography charge

Concert Review and Photos: Paul McCartney rocks Fenway Park

Local Obituaries

Obituary: Patricia Anne Bowen

Obituary: Lisa Guillemette

Obituary: James F. Gizzi

Further Reading

NUWC – Two NUWC Division Newport teams win Program Executive Office Excellence Awards

News from the Rhode Island General Assembly

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.

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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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