Newport, RI – Here are the most-read and most-popular stories that appeared on www.whatsupnewp.com in January 2018, thanks for visiting, reading, and your constant support.

Most-Shared

1 – Via Via evicted, forced to close location on Lower Thames Street…

2 – Lt. Governor McKee Calls for National Grid to roll back recent rate increases…

3 – Best places to go sledding and tubing on Aquidneck Island…

4 – Electric Boat filling hundreds of jobs at Quonset Facility…

5 – 2018 Newport Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers (Updated)…

6 – 11 Coziest Places to Eat and Drink in Newport This Winter…

7 – Pell Elementary School was chosen as a semifinalist for International Space Station “Rhode Island Space Chat #3”…

8 – Podcast: Brad Read previews the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover…

9 – Newport Car Museum among ‘America’s 10 Best New Attractions for 2017’…

10 – 25+ events in 2018 that you shouldn’t miss…

11 – National Geographic Traveler recognizes Newport as one of the ‘Best Small Cities in the U.S.’…

12 – (Updated) Newport City Council will likely discuss the sale of Armory in Executive Session on Wednesday night…

13 – Snow-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans…

14 – Podcast: Giovanni Feroce discusses why he’s running for Governor…

15 – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village opens in 100 days at Fort Adams…

16 – Newport legislators to file a bill to defend against Trump administration’s plan to open coasts to drilling…

17 – Six cats abandoned in lobster crates at Newport Shipyard; Potter League offering a reward…

18 – Op-Ed: We could soon become the daffiest state in the nation…

19 – Letter To The Editor: The proposed sale of the Armory is clearly not in the best interest of the City of Newport or its taxpayers…

20 – Petition launched to stop the sale of the Armory on Thames Street…

Most-Read

1 – Via Via evicted, forced to close location on Lower Thames Street…

2 – Electric Boat filling hundreds of jobs at Quonset Facility…

3 – Firefighters respond to structure fire on Broadway

4 – Snow-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans…

5 – Winter Storm Live Blog for Thursday, January 4th

6 – What’s Open, What’s Closed: When restaurants are taking time off this winter (Updated)

7 – 2018 Newport Restaurant Deals, Discounts and Special Offers (Updated)…

8 – 11 Coziest Places to Eat and Drink in Newport This Winter…

9 – Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in collision, fatality confirmed of fishing vessel crew member

10 – Newport County’s Best Live Web Cams, Beach Cams and Surf Cams

11 – 80+ companies hiring right now in and around Newport

12 – Best places to go sledding and tubing on Aquidneck Island…

13 – 50+ companies hiring right now in Newport

14 – 75+ companies hiring right now

15 – Letter To The Editor: The proposed sale of the Armory is clearly not in the best interest of the City of Newport or its taxpayers…

16 – (Updated) Newport City Council will likely discuss sale of Armory in Executive Session on Wednesday night

17 – Who’s hiring in and around Newport? 75+ companies are hiring right now

18 – Teacher assaulted, suspect apprehended at Portsmouth High School on Tuesday morning

19 – Hotel Viking unveils event schedule for Newport Winter Festival

20 – Dear What’sUpNewp: “What’s your favorite restaurant or bar that opened in 2017?”

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.

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.