King Park

The Newport Harbormaster Office will be accepting applications for dinghy/kayak rack spaces at the King Park Rack and the Willow Street Rack beginning on February 1, 2018 –February 28, 2018. The applications will be available online at www.newportharbormaster.com . They will also be available at the Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Avenue.

The lottery is open to Newport residents only. In order to be considered a resident, the applicant must submit a copy of their Newport voter registration card or driver’s license with Newport address. With their application.  All applicants must be 18 years of age.  One application per person and per dinghy/kayak.

The lottery drawing will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 9:00 am at the Newport Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Ave. Applicants are welcome to attend the drawing.

For more information on the 2018 Rack Program, visit www.newportharbormaster.com or call the Harbormaster Office at 401-845-5815.

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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