Topics on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport today from 12:30pm – 2pm ranged from the three structure fires on Aquidneck Island last night, what to do this weekend, snow storm forecast and the latest headlines from St. George’s School.

I was also joined by Tony Gugliota from WJAR Channel 10 and had a chat about Patriots and #DStrong day.

Later in the program, I was joined by John Florez, Newport City Councilor At Large, and topics consisted of parking pans, a new proposal to limit parking restrictions, police cameras, safety in the city and 2016 initiatives.

LISTEN – 12:30PM – 1PM

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_01_21_459_41283_4013.mp3

LISTEN – 1PM – 2PM

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_01_21_459_41282_4013.mp3

Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm – 2pm on 1540 AM or on wadk.com!

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.