Wondering what the talk of the town was around Newport in October?

While covering dozens of events and posting hundreds of stories in the month of October, it’s the news that’s unexpected, original and breaking news that saw the most traffic on www.whatsupnewp.com.

More than 53,600 unique visitors made these posts the top 10 most-read stories in October, according to Google Analytics;


10 – Podcast: Colin Kane discusses Hammetts Wharf Hotel, future plans of Newport Yachting Center property

9 – Ground to be broken on new Hammetts Wharf Hotel in downtown Newport on October 23

8 – Navy Gateway Inns & Suites nearing completion, ribbon-cutting set for November 1st

7 – Man, woman from Quincy, MA die after water rescue off of Beavertail State Park (Updated)

6 – What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and Landmarks

5 – You Probably Didn’t Know All These Actors and Actresses Have Ties To Newport

4 – Million Dollar Listing: Commodore William Edgar House on Old Beach Road sells for more than $3.5 million

3 – Now Hiring: 80+ businesses are hiring right now in and around Newport (Oct. 3)

2 – Home on Powel Avenue destroyed in multi-alarm fire (updated)

1 (Most-Read) – Female rescued from water near Goat Island, condition unknown (updated)

More from What’s Up Newp

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).