coronavirus in Rhode Island

The Town of Jamestown has provided the following COVID-19 update.

“The RIDOH has begun to allocate a very limited amount of doses to each community. The vaccination will be offered to residents age 75 and older. We are in the process of contacting residents to schedule appointments for next week. We have ONLY 30 vaccines for this coming week. Residents will contacted by order of the oldest first. If you were born in 1928 or earlier and have not been contacted by my staff-please call 423-1213 X4328. Leave your name and best phone number-we will return your call”.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He 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.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

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

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.