The Department of Utilities construction projects that are in progress for the week of May 23rd are noted below.

  •   Wellington CSO Facility Improvement Project- The construction of the new sewer force main in Wellington Avenue between Marchant Street and Thames Street will continue the week of May 23rd. The new force main is required due to the new increased pumping capacities included with the improvements at the CSO Facility. Wellington Avenue will remain open to traffic but delays can be expected during the construction.
  •   Catch Basin Repairs- Repairs to the catch basin on Young St. will be completed
  •   Water Main Improvements-2015 (Middletown)- The permanent road restoration will be continue for the water mains installed in 2015 on Rosedale Court, Stockton Drive, and the small section in the West Main Rd.

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.