Ever wonder what grandma’s old – maybe antique – vase is worth. Or preparing to downsize and trying to determine how to get rid of all that “junk” you’ve accumulated over the years. Is it worth anything? Should you just pull up a dumpster and get rid of it?

Kevin Bruneau, owner of Bruneau & Co. who has been helping people make those decisions for years, joined us Frank Prosnitz and I on The Open Forum on WADK 1540 am from 12:30pm to 1:30pm today.

Bruneau also chatted about his time as a co-star of the PBS series, Market Warriors, which followed four pickers as they went cross-country to buy at flea markets and antiques shows.

At 1:30pm, Michael Smith joined Frank and I to discuss his decision to run against Representative Lauren Carson for the District 75 seat in the House of Representatives. Hear about his platform, what his plan is and what he thinks needs to be done at the State House.

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Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm to 2pm on WADK 1540 AM!

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.