With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; the upcoming election; and generally a lot of news, October was a very busy month for What’s Up Newp.

In October, our website was visited more than 238,000 times! Thank you to all of our readers for their support and for counting on us!

Here’s a look at what was most-read over the last thirty-one days.

Former Newport Daily News property on Malbone Road sells for $3.6 million

Pfizer expands phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, looks for end of year emergency authorization

Plant City X slated to open in Middletown in December 2020

Paranormal investigators from Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Nation’ and ‘Kindred Spirits’ team up on Halloween…

HGTV’s 2021 Dream Home located in Portsmouth

What’s Up Newp’s Video Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport City Council

Newport Restaurant Week to return November 6 – 15 (Updated)

Jamestown Fish will be sold by receiver on October 19

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data

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.