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April 26, 2017

About Ryan Belmore,

Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.

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2017 Newport Folk Festival: Jim James is the Latest Lineup Announcement

Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of announces who will perform at the 2017 Festival via their unique rolling lineup announcements. The first announcement came on Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday morning, when they announced Fleet Foxes would return to Fort Adams on Friday, July 28th. This story will be

Rhode Island National Organization for Women Endorses Dawn Euer for Senate District 13

The Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI NOW) has announced their endorsement of Dawn Euer in the Special Election for the open senate seat in District 13, representing Jamestown and Newport. The endorsement is the first endorsement officially issued by any group for the upcoming special election.   RI NOW President Rebecca Kislak said:

Annual 4 Bridges Ride to Be Held on September 17th, Registration Now Open

The fifth annual 4 Bridges Ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 17th 2017. The 26 mile charity ride allows cyclists an opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges connecting the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. All net proceeds

Replicas of Two of Christopher Columbus‘ Ships Are Coming to Newport This June

Replicas of Christoper Columbus’ The Niña and Pinta are coming to Newport this June. The Columbus Foundation is sailing the two vessels from Florida to Newport as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’. The replica ships started their journey in Perdido Key, Florida

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Overweight, Oversized Vehicles Will Be Temporarily Prohibited from Crossing Newport Pell Bridge

All oversized and overweight vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Pell Bridge from mid-May through the end of June, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). A bridge deck replacement project on the bridge will prohibit Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds and vehicles with width exceeding 8 feet 6

WalletHub: Rhode Island is 7th Best State for Children’s Health Care in 2017

With Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care. In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest quality health care for children, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia

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What’s Happening, New and To Do This Week (April 24 – 28)

Discover what’s happening for events, meetings, live music and entertainment this week in and around Newport, RI. Monday, April 24 4 pm & 7 pm – The Lost City of Z at Jane Pickens Theater 7 pm – Marijuana Update: Lessons from Colorado at CCRI Newport Tuesday, April 25 1:30 pm – Healthy Imaginations: Free Art Classes at Dr.

Dr. Michael Dirr, America’s Top Expert on Trees & Shrubs, Will Speak in Newport

The Newport Arboretum will host a special keynote lecture on April 25, 2017, at the Jane Pickens Theater, during Newport Arboretum Week. Dr. Michael Dirr’s lecture, “In Praise of Noble Trees,” will explore the benefits of those very special trees that are ‘immense in stature, spanning generations, architecturally elegant, inspiring and spiritual.’ He notes as

Newport County YMCA Helps Expand Sports Program at Common Fence Point Community Center

The Newport County YMCA has partnered with the Common Fence Point Community Center in Portsmouth to expand their sports program. This exciting partnership allows easier and more accessible fitness and wellness opportunities for children in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Bristol.      “Here at the Newport County YMCA, we know there is much more

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