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Guest View – Tuni Schartner: Fare thee well Innovate Newport!

The following was submitted by Tuni Schartner, director of innovation and entrepreneurship for Innovate Newport.

Op-Ed: With hard work, Rhode Island can transform public education

The following is an op-ed contribution on education reform from Rep. Liana Cassar (D-dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) and Rep. Terri...

Op-Ed: ​Ocean State must face reality of rising shores

By Lauren H. Carson and Rep. Terri Cortvriend. Rep. Lauren H. Carson is a Democrat who represents District 75 in Newport. Rep....

Letter To The Editor: Balancing pedestrians’, cyclists’ and drivers’ needs equally...

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by Howard Newman, a Newport resident and member of the Newport Spring Leadership Committee.

OP-ED: Lottery partnership benefits all Rhode Islanders

by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (District 1, Providence) All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and...

Guest View: Sustainability – Where People and Profits Meet for Prosperity

Rhode Island passed a law this legislative session that I sponsored to help small business and manufacturers who wish to stand out...

Letter To The Editor: Middletown’s Proposed Property Tax Changes

During the Middletown Town Council meeting of 19 August 2019, a proposed property tax change championed by Councilman Dennis Turano was presented...

Guest View – Susan Taylor: The proposed moratorium is not an...

The following was written and contributed by Susan Taylor, Newport City Council At-Large. Tonight the Council will be voting...

Op-Ed: Moratorium bad for business

Op-Ed by Erin Donovan Boyle, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce executive director Moratorium Bad for Business

Letter To The Editor: Moratorium would put major economic opportunities at...

The Newport City Council has perhaps one of the most life changing decisions to make for the future of Newport residents.  At...

Letter To The Editor: Newport needs this moratorium

At the September 25 meeting of the Newport City Council, an ordinance was approved on first reading for a six-month moratorium on...

Op-Ed: Chamber urges City Council to vote against Moratorium

The following op-ed was written by Erin Donovan-Boyle, Executive Director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce As the Newport City...

Letter To The Editor: Focus on bike paths for cycling safety

Bike Newport was created 9 years ago and bicycling on Aquidneck Island is not any safer, easier or an attractive transportation/recreation option for...

Letter To The Editor: The need for a broader civic vision...

As a visitor to Newport, and as an experienced conservation architect, I was interested to read the proposals for the redevelopment of...

Letter To The Editor: Creating additional liquor licenses will set a...

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by Charlie Holder, operations manager at the Midtown Oyster Bar & Surf Club in...

Letter To Editor: RIDOT agrees to remove barrier to water access...

The following was submitted by Beth Newman at Nanaquaketbridge.com. According to the group, Nanaquaketbridge.com is a loosely formed group...

Letter To The Editor: Alliance For A Livable Newport voices its...

Alliance For A Livable Newport provided the following opinion and letter to What'sUpNewp on July 22nd. BACKGROUND

Letter To The Editor: Make A Difference

Words are powerful. Actions move mountains! We live on an Island. That certainly doesn’t mean we are isolated or...

Letter To The Editor: Concerned Middletown citizens are creating a grass...

To The Editor: A group of concerned Middletown Citizens is forming an ad hoc group to consider the next...

Op-Ed: Home Sweet Home – Aging in the Community

This story was written by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (District 74-Jamestown /Middletown). Let’s face it; we all want to...

Op-Ed: State still struggling to regulate third-party rental platforms

The following op-ed was written by Rep. Lauren H. Carson (District 75, Newport) For several years, I have...

Op-Ed: Fix our failed marijuana policies

Written by Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, a Democrat who represents District 9 in Providence. She chairs the House Labor Committee.

Op-Ed: Proposed transfer tax allows politicians to avoid tough choices, pass...

This Op-Ed/Letter To The Editor was written and submitted by Gordon King, a Newport resident and local realtor. Have an opinion that...

Op-Ed: Health and Human Services Minimum Wage: A Moral Imperative

The following op-ed has been written and submitted by Louis P. DiPalma and William J. Conley. The time has...

Letter To The Editor: 2019 Housing Forum was a success

Written and submitted by John Shea. Dear Editor, On Friday, March 15th , the Aquidneck Island...