Newport RI News

Good Morning! Here’s the latest on what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI;

Flex Tickets for 2016 Newport Jazz Festival Set to go on Sale on October 27th: The time has come to start thinking about the next Newport Jazz Festival as a limited number of Flex Tickets for the 2016 event will go on sale on Tuesday, October 27th. (What’sUpNewp)

International Tennis Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016 Announced: Justine Henin, Marat Safin, Helena Sukova nominated for 2016 Induction into International Tennis Hall Of Fame (What’sUpNewp)

Tuskegee Airman Visits Naval Justice School: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Enoch Woodhouse II, a Tuskegee airman, visited the Naval Justice School (NJS), Oct. 21, (

Planned Pasta Beach Move Should Happen Before Next Summer: Two years ago, the Newport City Council approved a request by the owners of Pasta Beach, a popular city restaurant, to transfer its liquor and victualing licenses … (Patch)

Applebee’s Fails To Pay Employee With Autism For Nearly A Year: Caleb Dyl, 21, who has autism, found a job as a part-time prep cook at an Applebee’s restaurant in Middletown, Rhode Island, through Resources for Human .. (Huffington Post)

Bogus funding effort set up in the name of unpaid autistic prep-cook: As Caleb Dyl was about to get his long awaited pay checks for his prep-cook work at a Middletown restaurant, his parents were … (WPRI)

5 Best Things To Do In And Around Newport This Weekend | October 23 – 25: Discover the best activities, events and things to do in and around Newport this weekend. (What’sUpNewp)

Where To Go For Live Music and Entertainment This Weekend: (What’sUpNewp)

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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.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.