Here’s what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in during May of 2016!

16 – Sephora and lululemon Are Now Open in Downtown Newport

15 – Greenhouse and Garden Estate Sale to be Held at Richard Saul Wurman’s “The Orchard”

14 – 15 Things to do in Newport When it Rains

13 – UPDATE: Crews Respond to Jackson Road in Newport for Multiple-Alarm Fire

12 – Tyler’s Two Cents: 10 Things for Industry Employees to Remember Heading Into the Summer Season

11 – UPDATE: Portsmouth Police Identify 69-Year-Old Man Killed in Domestic Homicide

10 – Now Hiring In Newport: Help Wanted at 50+ Local Businesses (May 15)

9 – Restaurant Deals, Discounts & Specials

8 – Newport, RI Events Calendar 

7 – Stoneacre Pantry Owners Join Lorusso’s Newport to Offer Dinner Menu

6 – Tyler’s Two Cents: ‘The Millenial Migration, Why Young Bostonians are Flocking to Newport.’

5 – Best Places To Brunch in Newport This Weekend

4 – Middletown Police Department Warns of Suspicious Activity in Area of Boulevard and Miantonomi Avenue

3 – Captain Cook’s Endeavour May Have Been Found Off Coast of Newport, RI 230 Years After it Disappeared

2 – Save The Date: Newport’s Biggest Events in 2016

1 – Robert Redford Sends Open Letter to City of Newport

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.