It’s hard to believe it, but April 15th will mark 5 years since the Boston Marathon bombing.

Heather Abbott, a Newport resident who lost a portion of her leg during the Boston Marathon bombing, joined Frank Prosnitz and I today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about The Heather Abbott Foundation, her Boston Marathon runners, upcoming fundraisers, Marathon Monday, and much more.

For more information on The Heather Abbott Foundation, visit

Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).