As a public service, Alliance for a Livable Newport once again this year hosted local public forums where candidates for City Council and School Committee answered tough questions concerning issues they will face if elected to public office.

These candidate forums, moderated by officers of the Rhode Island League of Women Voters, were designed to help voters make informed decisions about which candidates they will support in the November election.

For more information on the Alliance For A Livable Newport, visit


First Ward Council Candidates Forum October 4, 2016 from Alliance for Livable Newport on Vimeo.

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).