St. George's

Here’s what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in during January 0f 2016!

16 – Now Hiring: Sephora, Bike Newport, Five Below and More

15 – When Newport Restaurants Are Open and Closed This Winter

14 – Best Places To Go Sledding and Tubing on Aquidneck Island

13 – Middletown Fire on Scene of House Fire on Green End Avenue

12 – Experience Winter Storm Jonas With These Snowy Newport Photos

11 – Stage Crew Manager for Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals Tied to Alleged Abuse at St. George’s

10 – $50,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Middletown and North Kingstown

9 – UPDATED: 2015 Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers


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8 – UPDATED: 15 Streets Added To Snow Emergency Parking Ban List

7 – 10 Events That You Shouldn’t Miss in Newport This January

6 – Principal of Thompson Middle School and Secretary at Rogers High in Search of Bone Marrow Match

5 – VIDEO: Newport Jazz Festival Featured in January 3rd 60 Minutes Story About Joey Alexander

4 – Winter Storm Live Blog: Tracking Newport’s Closures, Delays and Impact (Jan. 22 – 24)

3 – Portsmouth, RI Fashion Designer to Show in New York Fashion Week

2 – UPDATE: Newport Man in Coma Following Assault on Bliss Road on Friday Night

1 – Newport Police Identify Man Who Is Wanted For Felony Assault on Bliss Road

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.