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If you have an opinion on a candidate or issue, or if you want to endorse a candidate or side of an issue, you have until the end of the week to share your opinion with our readers.

To ensure your letter/opinion is published, please send it to What’s Up Newp no later than 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 31. What’s Up Newp will publish our last batch of election-related letters to the editor on Sunday, November 1.

Letters should be sent to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com and must include the writer’s name and address. Anonymous letters will not be published.

View our 2020 Election Coverage and election-related endorsements and opinions here.

What’s Up Newp accepts letters to the editor and your opinion throughout the year on any topic you feel inspired to write about at ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.