Representative Lauren Carson and Senator Dawn Euer are inviting the public to the annual meeting of the Newport legislative delegation and the Newport City Council Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway.

The meeting between the Newport City Council members and Newport senators and representatives is scheduled annually to discuss state-level issues affecting the city.

“I would like to encourage citizens to join us as we have this discussion with the City Council. This is a good opportunity to learn about issues impacting Newport as well as our state, and citizens should feel welcome to join us,” said Representative Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) in a prepared statement.

Said Senator Euer (D-Dist. 13,Newport, Jamestown) in the prepared statement, “I’m looking forward to attending my first joint meeting with the City Council so I can learn about their priorities at the State House. I am committed to being available and accessible to all of my constituents and see this as another opportunity for a public discussion of important issues facing our state. I strongly encourage members of the public to attend this meeting.”

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.
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