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Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor will join with state and local officials on Friday to kick off the 2021 season for the Providence-Newport ferry.

The popular service will operate with no capacity limits and run through Columbus Day weekend (October 11), including summer weekend stops in Bristol.

From June 18 – September 3 (Monday thru Friday), the ferry will depart Providence and Newport four times per day. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s between June 19 – September 5, the ferry will depart Providence and Newport fou times a day, with two stops per day in Bristol.

The ferry will also operate special schedules on July 5, August 9, September 6, and October 11.

One-way tickets are $11 for an adult and $5.50 for children (age 3 -12) seniors (65+) and disabled. Round-trip tickets are $22 for an adult and $11 for children (age 3 -12) seniors (65+) and disabled. Infants (2 and under) ride free.

Tickets, full schedules, and more information is available here.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.