Today’s topics ranged from Newport Grand to a new school survey that just came out.

Owen Ross from The Every Student Initiative in Portsmouth joined me to chat about the community mental health forum their group was holding on Monday night in Portsmouth.

With classes set to begin for students across Rhode Island, WPRI asked superintendents from every district to identify their district’s biggest strengths and challenges heading into 2018. Dan McGowan from WPRI joined me to chat about the survey.  Exclusive superintendent surveys: What you should know about every school district in RI


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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to