As expected, August was one of the busiest months when it came to events, fundraisers and activities around the City-By-The-Sea.

While covering dozens of events and posting hundreds of stories in the month of August, it’s the news that’s unexpected, original and breaking news that saw the most traffic on

More than 53,000 unique users, and more than 123,000 pageviews, made these the top 10 most-read stories in August.

10 – Mama Leone’s Isn’t Sure When It Will Happen, But Says They Will Reopen

9 – Police Release Details on Sunday’s Scoot Coupe Accident

8 – Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Will Attend Campaign Fundraiser In Newport on September 2nd 

7 – SUV Crashes Into Front of Micki’s ‘Mat Laundromat on Bellevue Avenue

6 – Man Dies During 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim

5 – USA Athletes Competing in Rio 2016 Olympic Games Receive Bags That Were Made in Newport

4 – Rob Gronkowski Spends His Saturday in Newport 

3 – Former Fire Station #6, Firehouse Pizza Sold for $1 Million

2 – Woman Pretends To Be Professional Restaurant Critic, Scams Gary’s Handy Lunch

Most Read – Tom Cullen, Long-Time Owner of The Black Pearl, Has Died

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).