Newport RI News

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

Yesterday’s Memorabilia Auctioned Off to Nostalgic Patrons: More than 300 lots brought in approximately $28k on Saturday

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)

VIDEO: New Television Series Explores Newport, RI: Discover Rhode Island, a new television series that highlights the best local businesses and destinations throughout the Ocean State, recently visited Newport. (What’sUpNewp)

Cru Cafe Brings Craft Cafe Dining in Newport to a Whole New Level:
Integrating a weekly changing menu, creativity and fresh local ingredients, Cru Cafe has brought “craft cafe dining” in Newport to a whole new level. (What’sUpNewp)


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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.