Newport RI News

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

More Than 50 Local Restaurants Will Participate in Newport Restaurant Week: Savor three-course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35 during Newport Restaurant Week, November 6 – 15. (What’sUpNewp)

Latest Hotel Amenity: Books: Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I., for example, has recently partnered with the locally owned Island Books to stock rooms with five titles including “The Vacationers” … (NY Times)

EPA and Federal Partners Announce $5 Million for Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration: EPA today joined state and local dignitaries to announce $5 million in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. (What’sUpNewp)

Host Your Own Laser Tag Battle at Fort Adams This Fall: After successfully hosting Laser Tag Battles at Fort Adams during Fortress of Nightmares, Fort Adams Trust has announced that they will continue to host laser tag battles until November 22nd for private parties, corporate retreats and children’s birthday parties. (What’sUpNewp)

Gallery: 65 Incredibly Beautiful Photos of Fall Foliage in Newport, RI: (What’sUpNewp)

Brick Alley Pub Will Host One of Their Popular Beer Dinners on December 3rd: Brick Alley Pub has announced they will host a Dogfish Head Beer Dinner on December 3rd starting at 6pm. ( What’sUpNewp)

Metered Parking Season Comes to a Close on October 31: Metered parking, which is in effect from May 1st through October 31st, will be free beginning on Sunday, November 1st. (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.