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;

Fort Adams Trust Announces Appointment of New Executive Director: The Fort Adams Trust, located at 90 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI announces the appointment of Joe Dias as Executive Director.   (What’sUpNewp)

Opening a dialogue on ‘black and blue’ issues at Salve Regina forum: The importance of communication was at the center of the conversation early on during a panel discussion at Salve Regina University on the …(Projo)

Heather Abbott to participate in Life is Good event: (Projo)

Mom of Video Voyeurism Victim Speaks Out after Conviction: (Patch)

Hotels try out in-room libraries: Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, for example, has recently partnered with the locally owned Island Books to stock rooms with five titles including “The … (The Seattle Times)

Road Trip: Two Days of Luxury and Grace in New England: Our plan was to arrive in Newport, Rhode Island for lunch and then spend the afternoon seeing some of the city’s most interesting attractions before turning in for … (Pursuitist)

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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 -

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.