What's Up Newp

Here’s a look at the latest headlines on whatsupnewp.com, the latest COVID-19 and vaccination data, and a roundup of other Newport County-related news out there.

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Elsewhere

  • East Bay Community Action Program in Newport is among 8 organizations across the state that will share more than $33 million in federal funding to boost coronavirus vaccination efforts. [AP News]
  • A bill sponsored by Rep. Terri Cortvriend (D-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown) that would authorize the use of automated traffic-speed camera-enforcement systems on all state and local roads within the state, not just in school zones will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. [General Assembly]
  • Rhode Island health officials are closely monitoring a recent rise of infections among 10- to 14-year olds, as the unvaccinated age group has become more active and mobile over the past month. [WPRI]

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).