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

Note: This is very much a live blog, this story will be updated throughout the day when/if more stories come out regarding Newport.

  1. CUInsight.com: $500 million McCoy Federal Credit Union partners with national lender Embrace Home Loans to expand mortgage offering
  2. PR Newswire: Hellyer & Sfeir Among Sleep Industry Luminaries Joining Start-Up (BedJet calls Newport home)
  3. Benzinga: Tyton Partners Places Call for Growth Companies With Staying Power 
  4. The Providence Journal: R.I.’s Little Compton Band wins Best in State at New England Music … 
  5. ABC2 News: Meg travels six hours north to visit a friend and try the local flavors of …
  6. Patch: Narragansett Woman Charged with DUI in Newport
  7. The Providence Journal: $6287 in severance paid to Cranston’s ex-director of senior services
  8. Newport Patch: 750k Grant for Newport Shipyard will Buy New Boat Lift
  9. International Business Times: Is There An East Coast Coachella? Music Festivals In Northeast US ... (Mention of Newport Folk Festival)
  10. ABC 6: Heather Abbott returns to Boston Marathon, hosts watch party to …

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.