Early expansion at Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School will bring a new, larger classroom space in Fall 2018. Sea Rose Board President Suzanne McDonald joined Ryan Belmore today on What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK to chat about the expansion and to tell us more about this parent-led co-op school.

Also, joining us today on the program was Peter Martin, Dori Carella, and David Spitzman from The Geezers. They performed three songs for us, including one song written by Dori following a recent shooting.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.