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April 29, 2017


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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

Representative Lauren Carson (D- District 75, Newport) Responds to 38 Studios Criminal Investigation

Representative Lauren Carson has responded with a Letter To The Editor following a press conference on Friday where Rhode Island State Police shared that there will be no indictments in the 38 Studios criminal investigation. “Dear editor, Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Colonel Steven O’Donnell along with Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced last Friday

Op-Ed: How to Ride (and Walk and Drive) in Newport

The following was submitted and written by Bari Freeman, Executive Director of Bike Newport. It seems to happen about this time every year, without rhyme or reason, or good sense. Partially impatience, partially ignorance, but wholly dangerous, there is an increase in foolishness on our roads.   Whether we are in cars, walking, or riding

Op-Ed: It’s Time For United Prayer in Newport

The following was written by Paul Hoffman, Pastor at EFC Newport. Based on the shootings last week in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas, and the heated Presidential campaign, I am convinced now more than ever, events in America are reaching a crescendo.    It seems we’ve entered a “Kairos” moment, a cultural Zeitgeist.   

Op-Ed: Toll-Setting Must Be Subject to Checks and Balances

Op-Ed By Sen. Marc A. Cote and Rep. Daniel P. Reilly | Sen. Marc A. Cote (D-Dist. 24) represents Woonsocket and North Smithfield. Rep. Daniel P. Reilly (R-Dist. 72) represents Portsmouth and Middletown. We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches – the legislative, executive and judicial – each with

Op-Ed by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (Jamestown/Middletown): RhodeWorks is Right Route to a Stronger Economy

Op-Ed by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), Deputy Majority Leader Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America—visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. That’s how we grow the economy, by creating more taxpayers and not more taxes. [contextly_auto_sidebar] Over the

Op-Ed: Sales Tax Holiday Would Be A ‘Victory Day’ for Rhode Island Taxpayers and Small Businesses

The following Op-Ed was written by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), Deputy Majority Leader. Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island economy. We have over 95,000 small businesses, and they employ our friends and families. Their success directly impacts the livelihoods of those families as well as our state’s economy in payroll taxes

Last Days to Sign Up for SNA 5K By the Bay!

The Newport Chapter of the Surface Navy Association invites you to join us for the 94th running of the SNA 5K By the Bay, a Newport Tradition. This semi-annual road race is held on scenic Naval Station Newport and is open to the public. The flat, fast course winds along Narragansett Bay with spectacular views

Free Daffodil Bulbs Give-away!

Free Daffodil Bulbs! Receive a bag of 2 dozen daffodil bulbs, compliments of Daffodillion – Newport’s drive to plant 1 million daffodils. Saturday, October 17 9-1pm Easton’s Beach and 5-6pm Ballard Park (before movie night) Go to www.Daffodillion.com for pledge form. Newport residents, organizations and businesses only. Until supplies last.

Anchor Bend Glassworks Invites Public to See Fall Gallery Show, ‘Molten Harvest’

The following is a visitor submitted post. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of What’sUpNewp, its contributors or of its advertisers   Come see our Fall Gallery Show “Molten Harvest” through 11/22. Open Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sat., 10a.m.-6p.m.; Sun. 11a.m.-5p.m. 16 Franklin St., Newport RI 02840

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