Well, it’s finally here! The Newport Folk Festival is the highlight of the summer for many music fans and WhatsUpNewp has more Festival coverage than anyone else! This week’s special edition “Six Picks” looks at six fascinating acts scheduled at the festival. Of course, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list – most […]
On August 3, 2018, Cynthia Sayer will become the first featured 4-string banjoist ever to perform at Newport Jazz Festival. The multi-award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist, and bandleader is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string jazz banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences […]
The Newport Folk Festival is a lot of different things to a lot of different fans. We asked folks in an online forum for their thoughts on what makes Newport special. Here’s what we heard… “Two words—Folk Family!!!” Linda, MA “If I’m being totally honest, it’s the cheese fries. But if you want an answer […]
Newport improved to 19 – 18 on the summer with a 4–3 victory over the New Bedford Bay Sox (16 – 23) on Tuesday night. The Gulls are now tied with the Mystic Schooners (20 – 19) for the final playoff spot in the Southern Division with just seven games remaining in the regular season. […]
Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the sale of 50 Catherine Street in Newport. The property reportedly sold for full asking price, $1,185,000. Annie Becker, Broker Associate, represented the buyer. “Sometimes the perfect property is like a needle in a haystack. 50 Catherine Street is just that for my clients,” commented Annie Becker. “This classic […]
The next few weeks are arguably the busiest for restaurants, retailers, streets and just about everything else in Newport. A lot of that has to do with a few of largest events of the summer taking place, Newport Festival Foundation’s Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and Newport BridgeFest. We love numbers and fun facts, […]
On the evening of Saturday, July 7, over 650 supporters gathered for the 21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored for a second straight year by State Street. For the fourth consecutive year, Anne & Matt Hamilton, Barbara van Beuren & Steve Glascock, Kimberly and John Palmer, and Helene & Archie van Beuren served as the […]
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) is warning ratepayers and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that National Grid’s recent 19 percent rate increase request for the coming winter months will result in a “troublesome domino effect” that will fall on the backs of Rhode Island’s residents. “A 19 percent rate increase […]
Today - Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight - Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Today - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this morning. Waves 2 to 4 ft, except 4 to 7 ft at the Bay entrance. A chance of showers with isolated tstms. Patchy fog this morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight -SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Coastal Water Temperature - 70.0°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
The sun rose in Newport at 5:35 am and sunset will be at 8:08 pm. The first low tide was at 1:12 am and the next low tide will be at 12:49 pm. The first high tide will be at 7:44 am and the next high tide at 8:05 pm. Today we have 14 hours and 33 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:51 pm. The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous. Moon age is 13 days, lighting is 97%.
Cruise Ship Schedule For Today
Insignia (Capacity: 824 passengers, 400 crew)
Grande Caribe (Capacity: 88 passengers)
American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers, 26 crew)
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