Today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540AM from 12:30pm to 2pm…we chatted about RI’s Presidential Preference Primary, RI’s Green economy, local issues and much more with guests Frank Prosnitz and Scott Wolf, Executive Director of GrowSmartRI.

Grow Smart RI’s initiatives for 2016 include support for proposed bond issues that will expand Rhode Island’s Green economy, increase affordable housing, and improve the port facilities at Quonset.

Grow Smart advocates for economic growth through revitalization of our city and town centers, investment in natural assets, promoting affordable housing and an integrated transportation system, while preserving the state’s natural resources.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to