John Edwards V., democratic candidate for Rhode Island House District 71 (Little Compton, Portsmouth, Tiverton), will join What’s Up Newp at 11 am on Thursday, August 27th to chat about his campaign and to answer and address a set of questions — about COVID-19, climate change, the economy, race relations, and more.

Edwards currently serves on Tiverton Town Council and will face off against Democratic opponent Michelle McGaw on September 8th in the statewide primary.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).