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Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County this week.

This story will be updated throughout the week as more events and meetings are announced. Check back often for updates!

Monday, March 22

This Day in RI History: March 22, 1966, Martha McSally is born

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled just yet, check back for updates.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room.

City & Government

Newport

Portsmouth

Tiverton

Little Compton

Tuesday, March 23

Act on Climate bill scheduled for House vote today

RIDOH: Roughly 4,000 first dose COVID-19 appointments will be available on Tuesday morning

This Day in RI History: March 23, 1948, Musician David Olney born in Providence

WUN videocast profiles Touro Synagogue Foundation’s upcoming lecture on anti-Semitism

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport & Bristol Counties

Middletown

Portsmouth

Jamestown

Tiverton

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 12 pm – A conversation with Dan Snydacker from Touro Synagogue Foundation

Wednesday, March 24

Newport City Council to host meeting on March 24, here’s what’s on the agenda

Things To Do

  • Nothing scheduled.

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Tiverton

Little Compton

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 6:30 pm – Newport City Council Meeting

Thursday, March 25

Tickets for April Red Sox games go on sale Thursday, March 25

LIVE ON WUN: A conversation with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner (March 25 at 12 pm)

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Newport

Portsmouth

Jamestown

Live on WUN (watch on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 12 pm – A conversation with R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
  • 1 pm – Governor McKee, RIDOH weekly COVID-19 briefing

Friday, March 26

Newport Blues Cafe to reopen this weekend

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 9 pm – The Van Pelt Trio at Newport Blues Cafe

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet. Check back for updates.

Saturday, March 27

CCRI to host two virtual open houses this month for interested students

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet. Check back for updates.

Sunday, March 28

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet. Check back for updates.

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.
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