October was a very busy month for the What’s Up Newp Crew and for traffic on whatsupnewp.com. Here are the stories that were most-read and that got the most attention during the tenth month of the year.

1 (Most Read) Jay Leno, supporters raise more than $30,000 for Newport firefighter battling cancer

2 Daffodillion announces end of program; two final chances to grab free daffodil bulbs

3 Newport Bicycle permanently closes

4 Newport Blues Inn becomes Paws on Pelham, grand opening celebration planned for October 26th

5 Safe Harbor Marinas acquires Newport Shipyard

6 Chaves’ Gardens sells property, will continue to operate business onsite

7 Inaugural Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week wows Newport

8 Armory Antiques Marketplace permanently closes

9 Report details causes of January natural gas outage

10 Tickets now available for Newport Mansions’ Christmas festivities

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).