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Over the last several weeks, What’sUpNewp has sat down with dozens of candidates across Aquidneck Island and Rhode Island

These one-on-one interviews will introduce you to the candidates, allow the candidates to talk about their platform, and allow us to ask the questions that are important to voters.

Every candidate for every local race and statewide race was invited to join us for a conversation. If you don’t see a candidate, it’s because they didn’t reply or chose not to sit down with us.


Watch: Conversations With The Candidates

Monday, October 3

  • 3 pm: Eames Hamilton Yates, Jr., candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch
  • 4 pm: Stephanie Smyth, candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch

Tuesday, October 4

  • 9:30 am: Becky Bolan, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch
  • 1 pm: Sandra Flowers, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch
  • 2 pm: Zachary Hurwitz (I), candidate for Governor | Watch
  • 5 pm: Stephanie Winslow, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch
  • 6 pm: Kendra Wilson Muenter, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch

Wednesday, October 5

  • 10 am: Xaykham Khamsyvoravong, candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch
  • 6 pm: James Dring, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch

Thursday, October 6

  • 11 am Lynn Ceglie, candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch
  • 2 pm: Kate Jessup, candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch

Friday, October 7

  • 9:30 am: Louisa Boatwright, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch
  • 10:30 am: Robert Power, candidate for Newport School Committee | Watch

Tuesday, October 11

  • 7:30 am: Thomas P. Welch III, candidate for Middletown Town Council | Watch
  • 11:30 am: James Lathrop (R), candidate for General Treasurer | Watch

Wednesday, October 12

  • 12 pm: Gregg Amore (D), candidate for Secretary of State | Watch

Thursday, October 13

  • 11 am: Chris Logan, candidate for Middletown Town Council | Watch
  • 1 pm: Elijah J. Gizzarelli (I – Libertarian), candidate for Governor | Watch

Friday, October 14

  • 10:30 am: Peter Neronha (D), candidate for Attorney General | Watch

Monday, October 17

  • 10 am: Lou DiPalma (D), candidate for District 12 | Watch

Tuesday, October 18

  • 9 am: Keith Hamilton (R), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch
  • 1 pm: Linda Ujifusa (D), candidate for Senate District 11 | Watch
  • 1:30 pm: Charles Calenda (R), candidate for Attorney General | Watch
  • 3 pm: Allen Waters (R), candidate for Congressional District 1 | Watch
  • 5:30 pm: Timothy Grissett (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch

Wednesday, October 19

  • 12 pm: Dawn Euer (D), candidate for Senate District 13 | Watch
  • 3 pm: J. Mark Ryan (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch
  • 4 pm: Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, candidate for Newport City Council At-Large | Watch

Thursday, October 20

  • 9 am: Aida Neary & Amy Machado, Building Newport’s Future | Watch
  • 1 pm: David Cicilline (D), candidate for Congressional District 1 | Watch
  • 4 pm: Leonard Katzman (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch
  • 5 pm: Charles Levesque (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch
  • 6:30 pm: David A Quiroa (R), candidate for Senate District 13 | Watch

Monday, October 24

  • 12:30 pm: James Diossa (D), candidate for Rhode Island General Treasurer | Watch
  • 3 pm: Juan Carlos Payero (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch

Tuesday, October 25

  • 10:15 am: Dan McKee (D), candidate for Governor | Watch

Wednesday, October 26

  • 11:30 am: Daniela T Abbott (D), candidate for Portsmouth Town Council | Watch
  • 1:30 pm: Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools | Watch

Tuesday, November 1

  • 9:30 am: Emily Tessier, candidate for Middletown Town Council | Watch
  • 11 am: Sabina Matos (D), candidate for Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor | Watch
  • 12:30 pm: Seth Magaziner (D), candidate for Congressional District 2 | Watch
  • 3 pm: Tom Welch and charlie Robers, co-chairs of Middletown Public Schools Building Committee | Watch

Thursday, November 3

  • 11 am: Lauren Carson (D), candidate for State Representative in District 75 (Newport) | Watch

Listen: Conversations With The Candidates


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This story was originally published on September 29. It has been updated.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in...