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Alton James Rego, 92, of Portsmouth died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Heatherwood Nursing And Subacute Center in Newport, RI.
Mr. Rego was born June 12, 1925 in Portsmouth, RI. He is the son of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Semas) Rego.

Alton was a truck driver most of his life, working for various local trucking companies.

He is survived by his brother, Herbert Rego of Portsmouth, RI.

Calling hours will be held on July9, 2017 from 2-4pm in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road in Portsmouth.
His funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation, at 4pm in the funeral home.
Burial will be private.

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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