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

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to