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Newport, RI – The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) announced that candidates for both the Newport City Council and School Committee have now posted their responses to numerous questions posed by the Alliance and the community in advance of the public forums that the Alliance will hold in October. The Alliance encourages all Newport citizens to read the responses at www.NewportAlliance.org to assist in their decision making as to who to vote for on November 6.

“This is a pivotal election for Newport. Our newly elected city council and school committee will be dealing with critical issues affecting all of Newport, including the development of the north end, the bridge ramps re-alignment, parking, taxes, short-term rentals, etc.,” said John Hirschboeck, co-president of the Alliance.

“Likewise, the new school committee must contend with the overcrowding at Pell, the repairs or replacement of Rogers, academic performance, finances, and other critical issues.”


“All twenty-one candidates in contested races have diligently taken time and effort to address how they would deal with many of these challenges.”

In addition to reviewing the written responses, citizens are encouraged to attend the three public forums in October where the candidates will address additional questions posed by ALN in person.

ALN PUBLIC FORUMS SCHEDULE:

School Committee Candidates

Tuesday, October 16

6-7:30pm

Pell School Auditorium

At Large City Council Candidates

Thursday, October 18

6-7:30pm

Newport City Hall

1st and 2nd Ward City Council Candidates

Tuesday, October 23
6-7:30 pm

Newport City Hall

The non-partisan Alliance has been holding election year forums since 2010 to assist Newporters in learning more about the candidates and to help make informed decisions for whom to vote.

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