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

  1. People Magazine – Heather Abbott, Who Lost a Leg in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Helps Provide Specialized Prosthetics to Other Amputees
  2. The Providence Journal – 4 fun R.I. food things to do this weekend (Castle Hill with a mention)
  3. Rhode Island Public Radio – Rhody Votes ’16: For These Newporters, A Choice Between Hillary And Bernie
  4. WDIV Detroit: Boston Marathon bombing survivor shares most meaningful part of recovery (Features Newport’s Heather Abbott)
  5. The Boston Globe: Why police are having a tough time finding culprits in school robocalls (Newport robocall incident mentioned)
  6. Journal Times: In Photos: Celebrities caught for tax evasion (mention of Newport’s Richard Hatch)
  7. Westport News: On the market: ‘Newport’ comes to Westport waterfront, only better
  8. The Providence Journal: Sophia Miranda, of Lincoln, wins ‘Governor for a Day’ essay contest (previous winner was from Newport)
  9. Military & Aerospace Electronics: Navy orders underwater drones that can mimic the behavior of quiet … (Officials of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I., announced a $49.5 million contract to Lockheed Martin Sippican on Thursday)
  10. The Providence Journal: Accessories make 82-year-old Newport man’s Ford Explorer stand out from the crowd

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.