Newport Fireworks
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The Newport City Council approved two special event licenses on Wednesday, September 9th that will give two different applicants the permission to host a fireworks display in Newport, RI this fall.

While both events are private, both firework displays should be able to be seen by the general public.

On Thursday, September 24th; Advanced Power Services will host a firework display off the coast of Newport near Castle Hill Inn. The fireworks will be lit from a barge in the harbor just off of Castle Hill Inn, the fireworks will go off at 9:30pm and are expected to last 10 minutes.

Fireworks should be able to be seen from waterfront locations facing west/south west.

Advanced Power Services, based in Plainville, CT, is an engine/generator and fire pump service and repair business that provides service throughout the state of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and in Eastern New York. The company was established in 1998 and the Principal and Founder is John Gribok.

On Sunday, October 4th; There will be a firework display for Nicholas Schorsch off the coast of Newport near Hopedene Mansion, 43 Cliff Avenue. The fireworks will be lit from a barge in the harbor just off of the Cliff Walk between 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The fireworks are expected to last 5 to 8 minutes.

Nicholas Schorsch, who owns the Audrain Automobile Museum building and its collection, purchased Hopedene Mansion, for $16 million in 2012.

Fireworks should be able to be seen from Easton’s Beach.

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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

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.
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