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

City Hall Will Open Late Monday: If visiting Newport City Hall is on your agenda for early Monday, it’s time to re-do your to-do list.  (Patch)

The 12 Most-Read Newport Stories of October 2015: (What’sUpNewp)

All Saints STEAM Academy in Middletown Will Host Radio Chat With International Space Station: This will be Rhode Island’s first radio contact between a school and the ISS. (What’sUpNewp)


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Rogers Cheerleaders Invite Alums for Thanksgiving Game: Were you a cheerleader at Rogers back in the day? It’s time to dust off those pom poms. Newport, RI.  (Patch)

Restored Newport mansion hits market for $7.9m: (The Boston Globe)

Newport Fire Department Responds to Working Fire on Red Cross Avenue: Newport Fire Department and companies responded to 29 Red Cross Ave on Saturday for a working fire  (What’sUpNewp)

Newport Polo is at Forefront of Introducing the 3,000 Year-Old Sport to New Players: Newport Polo, reputed as a leading instructional polo program by the United States Polo Association (USPA), offers weekly Group Lessons in Autumn – December, with open enrollment for newcomers to start anytime. (What’sUpNewp)

Best Things To Do in Newport on Halloween Weekend: (What’sUpNewp)

Where to Find Live Music and Entertainment in Newport This Halloween Weekend: (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/

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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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