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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Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm to 2pm on 1540 AM WADK Newport.

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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.