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.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He 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.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

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

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.