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Thursday, February 23, 2017


Rep. Deborah Ruggiero: Rhode Islanders are doers

The following op-ed was written by Representative Deborah Ruggiero (D-District 74, Jamestown and Middletown). The Rhode Islanders I know are doers—successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs, community advocates, and passionate educators.   They know technology is part of our everyday life—online banking, GPS, email, SKYPE, search engines, even online dating.  Every business, large or small, has a

Letter To Editor: School Committee Candidate Hopes to Increase Achievement and Success of All Our Children

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by Ray Gomes, Candidate for Newport School Committee. The views and opinion expressed within are not necessarily those of our ownership, writers or advertisers. Have a Letter To The Editor? E-mail it to us at ryan@whatsupnewp.com. I am a candidate for the Newport School committee for a

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Local Commentary: RI Senate President & Cabal Stifles Newport’s Potential

Sunday’s Providence Journal ran the article  “Challenger takes on R.I. Senate president” featuring the race between Senator Teresa Paiva-Weed and Jamestown independent candidate Sav Rebecchi.  To her “credit,”   Senator Paiva-Weed, in concert with her close, Newport politician friends (Mayor JeanneMarie Napolitano, Newport school committee’s Jo Eva Gaines, Kathy Silvia, and  Sandra Flowers) has done

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Opponent Concerned With Rep. Ruggiero’s Voting Record on Small Business 

Rebecca Schiff Concerned With Ruggiero’s Voting Record on Small Business  (The following Letter To The Editor has been submitted by Rebecca Schiff, Candidate for R.I. District 74 (Jamestown & Middletown). The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of What’sUpNewp or our advertisers, sponsors and advertisers.) How can the chair of the House

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Representative Carson: Why Won’t My Opponent Debate Me

State Representative Lauren Carson, RI House District 75 – Newport, says that she has learned that her opponent, Mike Smith, has turned down the opportunity to debate her in a proposed debate that was being organized by the Newport County League of Women Voters. UPDATE: Shortly after publishing of this story, Mike Smith responded with

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