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Looking to pass the time by? Give these fun, historic, and/or educational stories from our archives a read.

Note: These stories are from our archives, there may be some cases where the info is outdated.

Fun, Interesting, Famous and Memorable Quotes About Newport, Rhode Island

16 Popular Movies Filmed in Newport 

40 Facts You Might Not Know About Newport

11 cozy places to eat and drink in Newport

20 Military Memorials, Monuments and Markers you should visit in Newport

18 famous actors and actresses that have ties to Newport

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

Five Fun Facts About Each of Newport’s Oldest and Most Historic Churches

Built Before 1765: Oldest Buildings in Newport 

7 Places in Newport Tied to Jackie Kennedy 

50 Things to Eat in Newport, RI Before You Die 

20 Must-Have Drinks in Newport, RI

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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.