Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano’s husband, Jack Napalitano, died on Thursday afternoon after a short bout with cancer.

Mayor Napolitano came to Newport in 1968 to marry her husband, Jack, a life-long resident of Newport. They have four children, three sons and a daughter, who are graduates of the Newport School System. They also have 4 grandchildren.

Jack Napolitano was a well-known financial services professional, he was the Owner & Principal of Newport County Financial Associates. 2016 marked his 45 year in business.

He is the author of one book and is the former host of Smart Money on WADK 1540 AM.
Jack was a member of the Middletown Rotary Club, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and Wanumetonomy Country Club.  He is a trustee of the CCRI Foundation and was a registered representative.

Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano announced back on June 8th that she would be seeking re-election on the Newport City Council this November.

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.