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Sunday, January 15, 2017

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POLL: The Year Ahead – Your Opinion

Well, we’re well into 2017 already – memories are being made. But most of all, we’re entering a year of great uncertainty on a national level, with considerable ramifications for states and local communities. We’re wondering how you view the year ahead.

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Poll Favors Restrictions on Panhandlers

While some legislators and city and town officials from Providence to Newport explore ways to curb panhandling in Rhode Island, many of you, in a WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhode Island poll, have made it clear that you want to see panhandlers disappear from city and town street corners. Overwhelmingly you said that panhandlers pose a safety

Your Suggestions: Future of Newport Grand Property

Ask area residents what they hope happens to the Newport Grand property, and they’ll likely tell you it should be retained as some sort of recreation, tourist or entertainment center. It’s a question that will need to be answered, as Newport Grand’s owners, Twin River Management Group, prepares to move the slots parlor to Tiverton,

POLL: What Are Your Experiences With Panhandling In Newport

As most of you know, panhandling has become an issue for some in elective office in Newport. Now, it’s becoming an issue statewide as two legislators are preparing to introduce legislation that could essentially eliminate panhandling. As in Newport, the two legislators believe it’s a safety issue.

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POLL: What Do You Think Might be The Best Use of The Newport Grand Property

We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll be sending an important message to decisions, from your local city or town government to federal elected officials. Related Stories: November 10, 2016 – UPDATED: A Grand Goodbye – Casino Will Leave

POLL: Holiday Spending and Shopping

We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll be sending an important message to decisions, from your local city or town government to federal elected officials. With the holiday season upon us, we’re interested to measure whether shoppers will

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Poll: Who Serves Up The Best Pizza in Newport, RI?

It seems like almost everyday that we are approached and asked “Who has the best _____ in Newport?” or “Where is the best place for _____ in Newport?”, often times you can most fill in the blank with seafood, lobster roll, chowder and oysters. One of the most common requests and asks is for pizza, locals

Poll: Do You Support the City Council Resolution That Would Phase-Out Use of Plastic Bags in Newport?

Three City Council members will introduce a Resolution at the May 25th Newport City Council meeting that will construct an ordinance to phase out the use of disposable plastic bags in Newport. The “Single Use Plastics” Resolution, which was introduced by Councilor’s John Florez, Naomi Neville and Lynn Ceglie, would call on the City Administration,

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Next Stop for World Match Racing Tour is Newport

Newport will welcome the new format of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) from May 30th through June 4th. The 2016 World Match Racing Tour stopover in Newport will take place within yards of the shoreline at Fort Adams State Park and will be open to the public with no admission fee. Spectators will be able to watch

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POLL: Where Is The Best Place For Brunch In Newport?

This poll was originally posted on August 16, 2015. The story has been updated. Brunch, the delicious combination of breakfast, lunch and alcohol consumed usually during the late morning, can be found in many of the most popular restaurants across Newport. As we’ve written about in the past, there are at least 18 places to get

POLL: How Do You Feel About Surveillance Cameras and Police Cameras in Newport?

Councilor John Florez will introduce a resolution at Newport City Council’s meeting on February 24th that would put surveillance cameras across major streets in Newport. Newport City Council will also discuss a resolution that would arm Newport Police Department with cameras on Wednesday night, Newport Police Department May Soon Roll Out Body Worn Camera Pilot Program.

Where Do You Get Information About The City Of Newport?

Photo by Marial Maher at The Bodhi Spa Update: 11/12/15 at 11pm – This story was a poll, unfortunately people weren’t taking it seriously or honestly, two of the answers in the poll received more than 50% of their votes (one visitor voted for Newport Buzz 18 times, while another user voted for Newport Daily News 15 times)

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POLL: How Was The Summer Tourist Season For Your Business?

Evan Smith, President and CEO of Discover Newport, recently predicted a busy Labor Day Weekend and was optimistic about Fall Three key factors, he said, have led him to the projection. “First, occupancy rates have been at or near capacity throughout the summer. Specifically, Newport’s lodging tax was up 36.5% in July over the same time

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