About What’sUpRhodeIsland

What’s Up Rhode Island is dedicated to covering all that’s happening, new and to do in Arts, Entertainment, and lifestyle in Rhode Island and beyond.

Independent and locally owned by Newport resident Ryan Belmore,  What’s Up Rhode Island (launched in 2018) joins What’s Up Newp (launched in 2012) and What’s Up Stowe (relaunched in 2019) in our network of digital properties that make up What’s Up New England.

What’s Up New England is your source for What’s Up in your favorite New England destinations. We’re changing the way people live, travel, and interact with one another through our network of digital properties.

What’s Up New England Crew

Ryan Belmore | Owner, Publisher, & Editor

Ken Abrams | Contributor, Photographer, & Managing Editor

Gary Alpert | Contributor & Photographer

Tyler Bernadyn | Contributor

Thom Cahir | Contributor

Rick Farrell | Contributor and Photographer

Alexander Harrison | Contributor

Angela Marandola | Contributor

Sarah McClutchy | Contributor

Frank Prosnitz | Contributor & Reporter

Kenneth Proudfoot | Contributor & Columnist

Recent Awards

  1. In May 2018, What’s Up Newp won an Impact-Designated Investigative Grant from Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION). 
  2. In August 2018, What’s Up Newp was named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers.
  3. In August 2019, What’s Up Newp was once again named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers.

We are a proud member of Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION) and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE).

~ Work With Us: Think you have what it takes to contribute to our digital properties? Get in touch, we’re hiring!

~ Partner With Us: Own a business, brand, or do something cool? Get in touch at ryan@whatsuprhodeisland.com, we love to collaborate and partner on events and fun.

~ Advertise With Us: Want to chat about advertising and marketing opportunities? We can help in a big and affordable way, email ryan@whatsuprhodeisland.com today!

We thank you for stopping by and for your interest in our local independent online news publishing company.

Get in touch with us by emailing ryan@whatsuprhodeisland.com.