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Snow, tragedy, and nostalgia were among the most popular topics on What’sUpNewp this week.

Here’s a look at the most-read stories from this past week, February 13 – 19, 2022.

Top Stories

1 – Here’s how much snow fell across Rhode Island Feb. 13 -14

2 – Two arrested in connection to double-shooting incident, police searching for a third suspect

3 – Newport Firsts: 40 fun facts you might not know about Newport

4 – What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and Landmarks

5 – What Sold: 18 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Feb. 7 – 11)

6 – 18 famous actors and actresses that have ties to Newport

7 – 17 popular movies filmed in and around Newport

8 – FirstGenHomeRI program will offer $25,000 in down payment assistance to first-generation home buyers

9 – ‘Rosevale’ estate, abutting property sell for $6.5 million

10 – Coronavirus in Rhode Island: The latest data on community transmission of COVID-19

Further Reading

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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