Here are the most-read What’sUpNewp stories of the past week.

1 – Theater Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ fails to impress at PPAC

2 – Mykono Pub opens in Middletown

3 – DEM: 1,000 free trees to R.I. residents this spring through the Energy-Saving Trees program

4 – Now Hiring: 169 companies hiring right now in the Newport area

5 – ‘Middletown Commons’ proposal before Planning Board on April 21

6 – Where to find the best Mexican food in and around Newport

7 – Just Announced: James Taylor and his All-Star Band coming to the Dunkin Donuts Center July 1

8 – Short-term rentals now prohibited in Newport’s Residential Zones

9 – Newport Jazz Festival announces 2022 lineup

10 – What Sold: 15 Newport County real estate sales, transactions ( March 14 – 18)

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.