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Thursday’s projected winter weather is causing a number of delays and shutdowns across the state and in Middletown. 

According to Middletown officials, the following actions are the result of the forecasted storm: 

• All public school classes will be on a distance learning schedule Thursday and there will be no in person classes. 

• Probate Court is postponed until Dec. 23 at 8:30 a.m. All matters originally  scheduled for Thursday will be taken up then. 

• A parking ban goes into effect tonight at 7 through Friday at 7 a.m. There will be no  parking on any road in town during this time to allow plows space to pass.  • Town trash and recycling collection will not take place Thursday. There will be a  one-day delay in all collections for the rest of the week. 

Residents and business people are also reminded to clear their sidewalks of snow, ice and other storm-related materials Friday by 9 a.m. Property owners are also reminded not to plow snow into the roadway to avoid safety hazards. 

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.