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;

Reminder: Atlantic Beach Club Open Through January 1st, Will Host Annual New Year’s Day Party: We’re here to remind you that the Atlantic Beach Club and Pavilion continues to operate their restaurant, lounge and banquet rooms through January 1, 2016. (What’sUpNewp)

Ten Best Things To Do This Week in Newport | November 2 – 6: (What’sUpNewp)

Driver and passenger arrested following hit-and-run accident (Portsmouth): Police in Portsmouth have arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver and his passenger.  (ABC 6)

Listings: Live Music, Trivia, Karaoke and Entertainment | November 2 – 5 (What’sUpNewp)

UPDATED: 2015 Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers: (What’sUpNewp)

US Sailing accepting nominations for 2015 Yachting Awards:  US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, has announced that it is accepting nominations from its members … (The Log Newspaper)

Prepare to Celebrate These “Holidays” in Newport This November: (What’sUpNewp)

The 20 Best Things To Do In and Around Newport This November: (What’sUpNewp)

What to Know About Off-Season Metered Parking in Newport: 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.