Guest View: Clean Ocean Access – Declaring Earth Week 2020 on Aquidneck Island

Written by Clean Ocean Access On the evening of Wednesday, January 22,2020 Newport council members voted to approve a resolution to declare the week of April 18, 2020...
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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: Lynn Ceglie – There has been a lot of...

I would like my comments put in the public record: I do not believe the election’s top vote getter should automatically become mayor, a role that is largely ceremonial but critically important in moving the...
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Rep. Carson, Sen. Euer: Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis

Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis By Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer The public has a right to know all of the available information...
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Op-Ed: The City of Newport and the rest of the state lost a true...

While many of us enjoyed a personal friendship with the Hon. Paul L. Gaines, Sr., the whole City of Newport and the rest of the state lost a true friend and champion...

Letter To The Editor: Senator DiPalma has remained humble and helpful to his constituents...

I am writing to share my views about district 12’s Senator, Louis DiPalma. Most all can agree, that no one assesses the data and details more carefully when making decisions that affect all of...
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Letter To The Editor: Representing all Newport residents

The following was submitted by Lynn Ceglie, current 2nd Ward Newport City Councilor and candidate for Newport City Council At-Large. As the 2 nd Ward City Councilor, I work...

Editorial: Repose to the Sept 24th edition of Newport this Week Ghost Editor, “Tone...

The following is a visitor submitted editorial. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of What'sUpNewp, its contributors or of its advertisers.   Repose to the Sept...
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Letter To The Editor: Kate Leonard proved herself to me and my neighbors

I am writing to share my personal experience with Kate Leonard. As a young ward 3 resident I am writing to support Kate Leonard for re-election. Kate proved herself...

Op-Ed: Representative Deborah Ruggiero – Play ball! But where?

I love it when my constituents provide input on issues. The PawSox stadium has brought many emails and calls from both sides of the bench. Many have argued about the economic importance of the...

Op-Ed: For the Love of Newport, Vote on Tuesday!

There is a lot of chatter about national politics, but nothing impacts your quality of life more than local policies. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 8, Newport City Council will have a primary election...

Op-Ed: How to Ride (and Walk and Drive) in Newport

The following was submitted and written by Bari Freeman, Executive Director of Bike Newport. It seems to happen about this time every year, without rhyme or reason, or good sense. Partially impatience, partially ignorance, but...

Letter To The Editor: Creating additional liquor licenses will set a very dangerous precedent

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by Charlie Holder, operations manager at the Midtown Oyster Bar & Surf Club in Newport. There is a proposal to...
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Letter To The Editor: Mike Smith – Special Interest Money Pouring into Jamestown and...

The following Letter To The Editor, Press Release has been submitted by Michael "Mike" Smith, Republican Candidate for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown). Michael "Mike" Smith spotlights special interest money pouring into Jamestown and Newport...
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Letter From The Editor: City Council process to fill vacant seat hasn’t been open...

While following the process to fill the vacant Newport City Council seat, there have been several steps during the last month that have done more than make me raise my eyebrows and question why...
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Just My Opinion: Three Celebrations, One Underlying Message

The flame from Chanukah’s first candle flickers, the star atop a Christmas tree sheds its light elegantly, and the candles of Kwanzaa's kinara speak of hardship and of hope. Light. It’s the light that seems to...
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Jeanne-Marie Napolitano: Local control of bridges would be in the best mutual interest of...

To the Editor Recently, Governor Raimondo expressed an interest in consolidating all bridges in the state currently under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation to create an efficiency...
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Guest View – Senator Cano: Rhode Island needs thoughtful COVID-19 spending

As a member of the Joint Legislative COVID-19 Emergency Spending Task Force, I was pleased to read about Rhode Island state officials’ efforts to protect taxpayers from "virus profiteers" in the May...

Op-Ed: Family Scouting Means More Options for Families and Girls

By: Tim McCandless, Scout Executive & CEO – Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the 70’s and early 80’s.  My...

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. As a person of color who’s lived in this community a...
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Just My Opinion: Freedom is stronger than fear

On this weekend, when we celebrate both Passover and Easter, we are reminded of those who today – in our country and around the world – are struggling for freedom. I think the words of...
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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 come to establish a minimum wage for state Medicaid-funded health...

Op-Ed: It’s Time For United Prayer in Newport

The following was written by Paul Hoffman, Pastor at EFC Newport. Based on the shootings last week in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas, and the heated Presidential campaign, I am convinced now more than...
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Op-Ed: Work Here, Live Here – State Senate Candidate David Allard

The following op-ed was written and submitted by David Allard, Democratic candidate for Rhode Island Senate District 13. Work Here, Live Here One of the values that was instilled in me from an early age was...

Three Meter Maids, One Parking Ticket: Is There A More Efficient Way To Enforce...

On Thursday evening, we watched three meter maids casually have a conversation and "hang out" on Thames Street in front of the Post Office. At first, we thought they may be just saying hello and...