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Newport City Council will host a meeting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 11.

During the meeting, Newport City Council will receive their weekly COVID-19 crisis update from the City Manager.

Newport City Council will host a “discussion of applicants for the appointment to the planning board and the taking of votes for the appointment of applicants to the planning board”. Nine applicants have applied for the one vacancy on the planning board including Christopher Daly, Kett Murphy, Amanda Ward, Derek Grinkin, Tom Gibson, William Lloyd, Margaret Polski, Michael Ryan, and Anand Toprani.

This meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.

To watch or participate in the official meeting, follow the instructions below.

Telephone Access is available Toll Free by dialing:
Webinar ID: 958 7845 2956
Link via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/95878452956
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1 877 853 5247
1 888 788 0099

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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.