As expected, September 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 57,000 unique users, and more than 130,000 pageviews, made these the top 10 most-read stories in August.

10 – More Than 10,000 Sign Petition to Save Cliff The Coyote From Being Killed

9 – Individual Fails to Open Community Art Space After Raising Thousands Through Fundraising

8 – Restaurant News: Mudville Pub For Sale, Irish American Athletic Club Sells, The Shop and Boatyard Close

7 – Letter To The Editor: Construction on Coggeshall Ave Should Be Concern Of All

6 – 18-Year-Old Charged by Newport Police for Friday’s Shooting in Newport Heights

5 – Tyler’s Two Cents: I’m a Bartender & I’m Just Fine With That.

4 – What About Bobby: What Would You Say If You Were Told That You Would Be Dead In Two to Five Years?

3 – USS Zumwalt Will Stop In Newport 

2 – Update: Middletown House Fire Sends 3 Children, 5 Police Officers to Hospital on Sunday Night

Most Read – How You Can Help Ramon Arroyo’s Family, Victims of Middletown Fire

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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).