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June 26, 2017


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

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

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