Wondering what the talk of the town was around Newport in October?

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

More than 40,000 unique visitors made these posts the top 10 most-read and-most shared stories in October;

Most-Read Stories

10: Newport Restaurant Week boasts new fall flavors for its best rendition yet

9: What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and Landmarks

8: Taking inventory and a closer look at liquor licenses in Newport (Updated)

7: You Probably Didn’t Know All These Actors and Actresses Have Ties To Newport

6: Has North Sails closed its retail store in Newport?

5: KJ’s Restaurant & Pub to permanently close on October 22nd

4: Halloween in Newport: Your 2017 event and party guide (Oct. 27 -31)

3: 2017 Newport Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers (Updated)

2: Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry crashes in Newport Harbor

Most-Read: Seafair mansion has a buyer, reportedly under contract

Most-Shared Stories

10: KJ’s Restaurant & Pub to permanently close on October 22nd…

9: You Probably Didn’t Know All These Actors and Actresses Have Tie…

8: Hotel Viking recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers…

7: Rally for Ryan rocks Newport Blues Cafe…

6: Five Fun Facts About Each of Newport’s Oldest and Most Historic …

5: Naval War College Established in Newport on October 6, 1884…

4: What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and Landmarks

3: Christmas returns to the Newport Mansions on November 18th…

2: Seafair mansion has a buyer, reportedly under contract…

Most-Shared: 2017 Newport Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers (Updated)…

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.

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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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