A look at where and why Newport is being mentioned today, locally and around the globe;

  1. Turn to 10: RI proposes Providence to Newport Ferry service (Note: What’sUpNewp was the first to bring you this news back on April 11th)
  2. The Providence Journal: Focus on Newport as sea level rises
  3. The Providence Journal: Newport House Tour offers glimpses of city’s most exclusive addresses
  4. The Providence Journal: Trash Tutorial: R.I. sites for recycling used cooking oil

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.