Visitors at the Cliff Walk. Photo courtesy of the City of Newport

Catch up on all of the most popular stories that appeared on What’sUpNewp this week, February 27 – March 5.

1 – 20-foot section of the Cliff Walk suffered a ‘catastrophic failure’

2 – Winners of 2022 Newport Burger Bender announced

3 – What Sold: 10 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Feb. 21 – 25)

4 – Newport Police: The third suspect wanted in connection with the Farewell Street double shooting has been captured

5 – Calendar of Events: 45th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

6 – Now Hiring: 150+ job opportunities available right now

7 – Six Picks: St. Patrick’s Day 2022 – Best parades around Rhode Island

8 – What’s Up in Newport: Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Day

9 – 2022 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcement – Mandy Moore will perform on July 24

10 – What’s Up Interview: Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of RI Film and TV Office

In case you missed it- some more of our original reporting this week;

State owed millions by politicians and political organizations for filing finance reports late, or not filing reports at all

What’s Up Interview: Alex MacLeod of Rock Hearts, bluegrass band playing BRT in Cumberland March 12

Women’s History Month: Organizations providing significant services, primarily for women

Concert Photos: Don Felder soars at the Narrows Center

Just My Opinion: Images on a wall

Election 2022: Magaziner picks up endorsements, Rhode Island GOP hires executive director

What’sUpNewp to host annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Eve Celebration, will feature AOH Pipes & Drums, Men’s Singers

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.

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