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

Author Describes Revolutionary-Era Engraver and Forger: This 5:30 p.m. program takes place at the Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center at 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person, … (Patch)

RITBA to Close Lanes on Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge for Infrastructure Repairs and Upgrades This Week: The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) today announced that it will be doing infrastructure repairs and upgrades on the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge for six weeks beginning Tuesday, October 13, 2015 until Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. (What’sUpNewp)

Lane on Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge to be closed for a week …: JAMESTOWN, R.I. — The eastbound, high speed lane of the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge will be closed from Monday at 9 a.m. through Sunday night while … (Projo)

Curbs, New Sidewalks this Week on Broadway Near Equality Park: It might seem like the Broadway Streetscape project will never end, but progress is being made every week. This week, the state Department of Transportation … (Patch)

Boston Marathon bombing survivor’s charity donates first artificial limb: Heather Abbott, of Newport, R.I., smiles while taking questions from reporters during … somebody I really wanted to help,” said Abbott, of Newport, Rhode Island. (WCVB5)

Your Guide To Live Music, Karaoke, Trivia and Entertainment This Week: (What’sUpNewp)


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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.

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