Tim Towey joined Ryan Belmore today for his weekly co-hosting appearance on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport.

Among the variety of topics that Tim and Ryan hit on was the recent news that the Tiverton casino hopes to open on September 1st, one month earlier than expected.

With several questions on the project and the casino in the air, the guys reached out to John Edwards, Vice Chair of Tiverton Town Council, and offered him the opportunity to call in. John talked about the casino and what else is happening in the town of Tiverton.

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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.