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Letter To The Editor: This is an important day for the Newport Jazz Festival...

Happy Giving Tuesday! This is an important day for the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals and the Newport Festivals Foundation, because we are sharing our vision for 2019 and beyond with you, our Foundation family. For...

Letter To The Editor – Rep. Carson: Thank you, Newport

Thank you, Newport, for your continued support of my efforts and hard work in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.  I will not let you down. Even though I ran unopposed this year, I do...
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Letter To The Editor: Thompson Middle School Forum Notes and Communication Process

Dear Newport Parents, Guardians, and Community,As a follow up to our recent community forums the notes from the meetings as well as the district communication process have been posted on https://www.npsri.net/tmsforuminfo/.

Op-Ed: Failed RICAS results and high school start times

This op-ed was written by Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter). I think it would be an understatement to say Rhode Islanders were shocked by the recently released...
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Letter To The Editor: Susan Taylor is a smart, well-meaning city councilor

To the Editor: I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Susan Taylor, who is running at-large for the Newport City Council. For the last two years Susan has been the representative of the First...
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Letter To The Editor: Newport needs NEW leadership

Newport voters have new choices at the ballot box.  Stay the course and watch the city continue to be swallowed up by lucrative real estate transactions and massive hotel expansions, stoking an exploding, infrastructure...
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Letters To The Editor for Monday, October 29th: Lou DiPalma, Chamber supports Question 2,...

I am thankful that we have someone of Lou DiPalma's character and leadership abilities serving our state November 6th provides an opportunity for many in our community to cast votes.  At a time, where public...
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Letter To The Editor: Terri Cortvriend – Thank you District 72

Thank you District 72 Thank you to everyone that came out to vote.  A special thanks to those who showed up to support my campaign.  It is an honor to have received your support and...

Letter To The Editor – Councilor Susan Taylor: Why I ‘voted’ for the sale...

To the Editor: Close observers of council business will have noted that at the 9/26 Council meeting I voted to approve the Condominium Declaration, representing the next step inviting the Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF)...

Letter To The Editor: Construction on Coggeshall Ave Should Be Concern Of All

The following Letter To The Editor was written submitted by Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA - Managing Director, A4 Architecture. The views and opinions in this piece are not necessarily those of What'sUpNewp ownership, staff...
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Letter To The Editor: Sale of Armory to National Sailing Hall Of Fame should...

We are being conned by a group of Rhode Island politicians. Efforts to bring the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport go back 2009. From the (Annapolis) Capital Gazette Feb. 8, 2017: "In...

Tyler’s Two Cents: An Ocean Friendly School

Yesterday was the one month mark of the 2017 summer season.  After an incredibly gloomy June, July has seen spectacular weather and consistent forecasts.  Ironically enough, this article is being published during a week...

Let’s Face It, Newport Has A Dog Poop Problem

With the recent ban on single-use plastic bags and the proposed ordinance to hold merchants responsible for cigarette butts and debris in front of their business, we need to talk about Newport's big dog poop...
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Letter To The Editor: This year I will vote for Jamie Bova on November...

To the Editor: Back in 2016 a politically savvy friend and colleague whose opinions I respect advised me, “You should meet Jamie Bova, she’s running for City Council.” Jamie and I met to talk about...
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Letter To The Editor – Paul Carroll: Why I endorse and support Marco Camacho...

As the City of Newport’s former Director of Civic Investment, it was my honor and pleasure to have worked with Councilor Camacho for over five and a half years.  In that time, I was...
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Letter To The Editor: What I’ll do and fight for as your next 2nd...

My name is Liam Barry. I’ve lived in Newport for 15 years and it’s where I chose to raise my family. I have two great sons in the Newport Public Schools system so I’m...

Letter To The Editor: 2018 George Donnelly Sunset League baseball season comes to a...

Our 2018 season and 100th season of George Donnelly Sunset League baseball has come to a conclusion with the Brother’s Baseball Club capturing the title. I would first off like to thank my beautiful wife...
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Letter To The Editor: Euer’s accomplishments demonstrate that she’s committed to open government and...

There is a difference between a politician and a public servant.  A politician talks, and a public servant makes things happen. Senator Dawn Euer is a true public servant.  I’ve always been a supporter...
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Letter To The Editor: Proposal to re-open Long Wharf to traffic is no surprise

To the editor: The announcement that there is a proposal to re-open Long Wharf to traffic is no surprise to those who have been participating in the community charrettes. In reality, this is less of...

Letter To The Editor: Will you help us light up the night?

October is domestic violence awareness month and as a board member of the Women’s Resource Center I wanted to ask the community to come together and join us for a night of light to honor...
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Letter To The Editor: Why I am Voting for Gina Raimondo

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by David Alves of Newport. Have an opinion you'd like to share in Letter To The Editor? Email it to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com. I am proud to support...
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Letter To The Editor: A STEM Education Strategic Plan – Critical to sustaining and...

Rhode Island, via a partnership between Governor Raimondo and the Legislature, continues to provide the targeted incentives needed to grow our economy. Local businesses are expanding and new businesses are relocating to Rhode Island...

Editorial: Residents Right To Be Concerned About Purchase of New Fire Boat

At a time when families and businesses of Newport are concerned about keeping their taxes, water rates  and expenses down, and when aid to local nonprofits and public services are at risk after grants...

Letter To The Editor: Newport Public Schools leading the way for arts education

Summer is winding down, and the back to school rush is on. A new school year brings excitement, energy, and anticipation. As we think about the schools that our children will be attending this...
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Op-Ed: Tony Lepore, ‘The RI Dancing Cop’, shouldn’t be invited to participate in 2018...

The following was submitted as a letter to the editor to What'sUpNewp by Holly S. Fisher. The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of What'sUpNewp, its contributors, or of its advertisers. To the...