Dawn Euer, Newport County’s newest State Senator, and the three women who represent Newport County in the General Assembly will be guests at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, Newport County on October 30 in the Program Room of the Newport Public Library from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Senator Dawn Euer (District 13), Representatives Deborah Ruggiero (District 74), Lauren Carson (District 75) and Susan Donovan (District 69) will discuss how they see their roles as women in Rhode Island politics as well as the issues in the upcoming legislative session that are of interest and concern to them.  Lynne Tungett, Publisher and Editor of Newport This Week, will moderate the forum.

This forum is free and open to the public.  There will be time at the end of the program for audience questions.  

For more information contact Susan Wells at swells229@yahoo.com or 401-846-9537.

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.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.