It was that time of the month where we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be joined by Evan Smith, CEO and President of Discover Newport.

Among the topics covered in our nearly 90-minute interview were the Providence-Newport Ferry, the possibility of Middletown becoming home of the USS John F. Kennedy, upcoming events in Newport and Bristol County, travel, tourism and much much more.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).