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The Elms (Photo provided by The Preservation Society of Newport County)

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

  1. Washington Times – Rhode Island bill would ban smoking on public beaches
  2. Providence Journal – Political Scene: $1.4M and counting allotted to R.I. lawmakers’ pet … (mention of Rep. Abney, Middletown/Portsmouth)
  3. Sarasota Herald Tribune – Letter From Home: Ringling mansion has its secrets ( McCarty compares Ca’ d’Zan to the Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island)
  4. Blasting News – The Top 10 Places to Visit in the USA This Summer – Part 1 (Providence ranked, Newport mentioned)
  5. Nashua Telegraph – Rising sea level threatens historic sites across the US
  6. CBS Local – Boston Marathon Runners Load Up At City Hall Pasta Dinner (chatted with Bill Casey of Newport)

Ryan Belmore is the 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.