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. WPRI – The Buzz: Time to talk family vacation
  2. Patch – Newport Man Faces Third Domestic Offense
  3. Newport This Week – Councilor Offers Blunt Marijuana Plan
  4. WPRI – Rhode Island woman found guilty of feeding coyote (Portsmouth woman)
  5. WJAR – Rhode Island bans powdered alcohol
  6. Trade Only Today – Longtime Rhode Island harbor official dies at 97
  7. Tyler Morning Telegraph – Tyler Junior College takes minimalist approach to ‘Theophilus North’ (Based on a semi-autobiographic novel by Thornton Wilder, the story is set in the posh resort town of Newport, Rhode Island)
  8. Connaught Telegraph – Mayo chef competing in All-Ireland chowder cook-off (winner will compete in Newport)
  9. Providence Journal – Time Lapse: Opening of Newport Bridge was RI milestone
  10. The Boston Globe – Daffodil days are here, but not for long
  11. The Providence Journal – 7 fun R.I. food events this weekend: April 22-24
  12. What’sUpNewp – Rhode Island Becomes First State to Adopt ‘Recycle Across America’ Standardized labels, Honored at Hollywood Event
  13. What’sUpNewp – 10 Best Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (April 22 – 24)
  14. What’sUpNewp – Where to Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Weekend (April 22 – 24)
  15. What’sUpNewp – Open Houses on Aquidneck Island This Weekend (April 23 – 24)
  16. What’sUpNewp – Rhode Island Becomes First State to Adopt ‘Recycle Across America’ Standardized labels, Honored at Hollywood Event
  17. What’sUpNewp – Hotel Viking Draws on Its Historic Past to Inspire a Modern-Day Makeover
  18. What’sUpNewp – “Heifetz on Tour” Returns to Rhode Island, Musicians Will Spend a Week in Jamestown
  19. What’sUpNewp – New England Patriots Lead “Football For You” Clinic at Naval Station Newport on Thursday
  20. What’sUpNewp – Newport Could Host Two Marathons in 2017
  21. What’sUpNewp – Planet Aid Donation Center in Newport Will Host Donation Drive for Earth Day
  22. What’sUpNewp – What’s On Tap at The Wharf Pub: April 21 – 27
  23. What’sUpNewp – Shura Baryshnikov, Daughter of Jessica Lang, Will Speak at Salve Regina University
  24. What’sUpNewp – City of Newport Cancels Public Hearing on Comprehensive Land Use Plan

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.