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

Note: This is very much a live blog, this story will be updated throughout the day when/if more stories come out regarding Newport.

  1. Turn To 10  – NBC 10 I-Team: West Warwick Housing Authority spending …
  2. The Providence Journal  – R.I. House finance chief Gallison to resign
  3. Fox News – Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour ‘found’ in Newport Harbor
  4. New York Daily News – Captain James Cook’s ship HMS Endeavour, used to explore …
  5. Bloomberg – A Veteran Sailor’s Crazy Plan to Cross the Atlantic Without GPS
  6. GCaptain – Sailing Legend Ditching Modern Tech in Daring Trans-Atlantic Race
  7. Washington Times – Rhode Island schools take in Central American migrants
  8. Boating Industry – Denison Yacht Sales announces four new marina office locations
  9. Turn to 10 – Sports Authority liquidating assets, could close 450 stores
  10. CapeCod.com – Ptown PD Honor Guard marches in police parade in RI

Ryan Belmore is the 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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.