Effective Monday, March 11th parking once again became restricted along Broadway, from Quality Park to Oak Street, through mid-June.

Construction will be taking place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., yet parking will not be restored at the end of each work day. Activities will include the installation of new curbing, sidewalk, lighting, and parking areas.

Because of the limited parking on Broadway, the front parking lot of the Newport Police Station at 120 Broadway will become available to the public for two hour parking daily from 8am thru 6pm, beginning on March 17th at 8am until further notice.

Signs have been posted in the front parking lot of the Newport Police station, the Newport Police Department would like to remind everyone that the parking lot in the rear of the police department is still restricted to Police Vehicles and police
department employees.

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/

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.