Newport, RI – The Alliance For A Livable Newport is inviting all Newport citizens and voters to attend the three public forums scheduled this month where Newport City Council and School Committee candidates will address questions and the public before the General Election on November 6th.

ALN PUBLIC FORUMS SCHEDULE:
School Committee Candidates
Tuesday, October 16
6-7:30pm
Pell School Auditorium

At-Large City Council Candidates
Thursday, October 18
6-7:30pm
Newport City Hall

1st and 2nd Ward City Council Candidates
Tuesday, October 23
6-7:30 pm
Newport City Hall

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Earlier this election season, The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) sent a questionnaire to all Newport City Council and School Committee candidates and  have now posted their responses to the numerous questions. The Alliance encourages all Newport citizens to read the responses at http://NewportAlliance.org to assist in their decision making as to who to vote for on November 6.

 

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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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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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.
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