June was a busy month of good news, bad news, breaking news and helpful information, here’s what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in!

Thanks to the the 52,300+ people that visited WhatsUpNewp.com more than 120,000 times in June!

20 – Warning: Fake $100 Bill Passed in Downtown Newport This Morning

19 – 8 Businesses You Can Buy Right Now in Newport | June 2016

18 – 60+ Local Businesses That Are Hiring in Newport Right Now | June 6

17 – Voice Of Newport: An Open Letter to Andy Lavarre, Newport City Council Candidate

16 – Commanding Officer of Newport’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center Relieved of Command

15 – UPDATE – Newport Bermuda Race: “Champagne Conditions” for Comanche, Breaks Course Record

14 – Watch for Fireworks Over Newport on Saturday Night

13 – Newport County 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

12 – Tyler’s Two Cents: Brace Yourselves, the Bachelorettes are Coming

11 – Poll: Who Serves Up The Best Pizza in Newport, RI?

10 – Jack Napolitano, Newport Mayor’s Husband, Has Died

9 – Best Places To Brunch in Newport This Weekend 

8 – Newport, RI Events Calendar

7 – Summer of 2016: Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers 

6 – 17 Local Attractions Will Offer Free Admission on June 18, 19 and 20 for Newport County Residents and Hospitality Employees 

5 – 47 Boats Withdraw from Newport Bermuda Race Prior To Start, 142 Boats Cross Start Line on Friday 

4 – Diego’s Bodega in Middletown is Now Open 

3 – Deer Runs Wild Through Bowen’s Wharf and Into Lobster Bar on Thursday 

2 – Weather is the Deep Concern for the 184 Boats Participating in 2016 Newport to Bermuda Race 

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

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.