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What’s Up Newp is an award-winning independent online newsroom that covers Newport, Rhode Island, and beyond.

What’s Up Newp launched on March 12, 2012, and we take great pride that it’s become the place thousands of people turn to every day to find out what’s happening, new, and to do out there.

I’m Ryan Belmore, Owner & Publisher of What’s Up Newp.

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Ryan M. Belmore 

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