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Newport City Council will be meeting in remote session today at 4:30 p.m. for an update from City Manager Joe Nicholson on the City’s COVID-19 response.

This is a What’s Up Newp broadcast. If you’d like to watch or participate in the official meeting, please click on the following link https://buff.ly/36aZeYz. To dial in, please call 1-833-548-0276 and enter the following Meeting ID: 922 6938 0490

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.