Good Morning, today is Wednesday, August 10.

🌊 Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a new $22,370,800 federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). 

This project will fund charging infrastructure, facility upgrades, and the procurement of approximately 25 battery-electric buses which will enable all Newport-based transit services to be electric. Read More

🌊 Newport City Council returns to Council Chambers tonight for a Regular Council Meeting, here’s what’s on their docket.

🌊 Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee yesterday issued a statewide drought advisory, based on the recommendation of federal, state, and local experts that make up the state’s Drought Steering Committee. Read More

🌊 Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) will become a base of operations for Breeze Airways in 2023.  Read More

🌊 Caleb & Broad will be hosting a Summer Dress Fundraiser Kick-off Party this evening, a benefit for the Women’s Resource Center.

🌊 After an uneven start, Donald Trump’s election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed “America First” candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party. Read More

~ Ryan Belmore

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: A chance of showers, mainly before 7 am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind around 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly after 3 am. Patchy fog between 1 am and 2 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: NNE wind around 8 kt becoming ENE in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers before 10am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog between 1am and 2am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 70°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:49 am | Sunset: 7:52 pm | 14 hours & 2 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 6:49 am & 7:20 pm | Low tide at 12:40 am & 12:15 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 12.3 days, 93% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Buskers: Open Mic with Mike Warner at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Irish American Athletic Club: Mel from 8 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jimmy Weinstock at 1 pm, The Naticks at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Wright Brothers Birthday Bash from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go at 7 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z-Boys from 9 pm to 12 am
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Sardella’s: Wednesday Jazz Nights at 7 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre: Family Friendly Funnies with the Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos: Free Wednesday show with Davina Yanetty & Mike Brown at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm

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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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.