It was a jam-packed What’sUpNewp Radio Edition today on AM 1540 WADK Newport.

Following the news that Carpionato Group had closed on its purchase of the 23.5 acre Newport Grand property from Twin River, LLC.  Kelly Coates, President and COO of Carpionato Group, joined Frank Prosnitz and me to discuss the purchase of the building and property, what the group’s plans are for the property, their timeline to get it up and running, and much more.

Following Mr. Coates, Dawn Euer joined Frank and me to chat elaborate further on her announcement from earlier today where she announced that she would be seeing re-election for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown).

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Convo with Coates from approximately 10:00 to 24:00.

Convo with Euer from approximately 27:00 to 41:00.

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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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.