Rhode Island Monthly readers have voted, and for the second year in a row What’sUpNewp is among their favorites.

What’sUpNewp was among those honored on Thursday night at Rhode Island Monthly’s 26th Annual Best Of Rhode Island Party at The Vets in Providence. In front of a sold-out crowd, What’sUpNewp was recognized for the best “Local news blog” in the state.

I was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the entire crew at What’sUpNewp.

This is the second year that What’sUpNewp has been named a Best of Rhode Island winner, the first last year (2018) for the same award.

Earlier this year Rhode Island Monthly surveyed their readers and asked them to name their favorites in a variety of categories, from best restaurant statewide to best free attraction.

To see a full list of Best of Rhode Island winners, pick up a copy of the August 2019 issues of Rhode Island Monthly.

Thanks to the many Rhode Islanders who contributed their opinions and voted for What’sUpNewp, we thank you and appreciate your support.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).