Here’s a look at the What’sUpNewp stories that were being read the most this week, enjoy!

Top Stories

  1. Bridge To Fitness will permanently close on September 30
  2. What Sold: 29 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Sept. 5 – 9)
  3. Behind the Scenes at PPAC with TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
  4. Celtica Public House is being sold
  5. Election 2022: Primary election – no surprises, lackluster turnout – tough day for Progressives
  6. Theater Review: ‘TINA: The Tina Turner Musical’ powerful at PPAC
  7. Inaugural Newport Oktoberfest to take place at Fort Adams on September 18
  8. Here are the 40 cruise ships that are currently scheduled to visit Newport, Sept. 18 – Nov. 7
  9. Save The Date: Newport Restaurant Week returns November 4 – 13
  10. ‘Six Picks’ Oktoberfests in Newport County and beyond – Fall celebrations commence

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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.