Becky Goodrich, 48, of Newport, passed on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. She was born in Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1967; she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Maureen Goodrich.

Becky graduated from Middletown High School. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and her Master’s in Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. She lovingly nurtured and educated impoverished children at Fannin Elementary School in Grand Prairie, Texas. When in Rhode Island, she worked on Goat Island in Newport.

She is survived by her loving son, Tyler Conlan, a student at URI, and the light of her life. She also leaves her sister, Kelly Pickell, and her family, as well as her dear friend Ronald Nalle.

A blessed service and internment on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:30am in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, 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 -

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.