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Friday, January 17, 2020

Bike Newport: DOT proposal slashes bicycle and pedestrian project funding statewide

The “Major Amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Plan” presented by RIDOT to the State Transportation Advisory Committee on January 24th includes 33%...

Op-Ed: To improve schools we must first battle absenteeism

We’ve all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode...

Letter To The Editor – Rep. Carson: RI House vote on...

On January 16, the Rhode Island House of Representatives had the opportunity to change the way we conduct our business.

Newport County YMCA reflects back on 2018

The following is a press release from the Newport County YMCA. As we reflect on this past year, the...

Letter To The Editor: Thompson Middle School Forum Notes and Communication...

Dear Newport Parents, Guardians, and Community,As a follow up to our recent community forums the notes from the meetings as well as...

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...

Letter To The Editor: Council Resolution to endorse plan to close...

The City Council plans to vote Wednesday evening, December 12th, on a Resolution to endorse the Spring Project’s plan to close Court...

Letter To The Editor: Thompson Middle School is clearly not meeting...

“Equity for all students” seems to be the “buzz slogan” for the Thompson Middle School (TMS) Principal, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.  What is questionable...

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

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...

Letter To The Editor: Lynn Ceglie – There has been...

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...

Letter To The Editor: Jeanne-Marie Napolitano – I have always believed...

To the Council Elect and voters of Newport, I want to go on the record that I have always believed in an open and...

Letter To The Editor: Jamie Bova – If elected council chair,...

The following Letter To The Editor was written by Jamie Bova, Newport City Councilor At-Large. I have always believed “that’s just how it’s been done”...

Letter To The Editor: Terri Cortvriend – Thank you District...

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....

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...

Letter To The Editor: Susan Taylor is a smart, well-meaning city...

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...

Letter To The Editor: Euer’s accomplishments demonstrate that she’s committed to...

There is a difference between a politician and a public servant.  A politician talks, and a public servant makes things happen. Senator Dawn Euer...

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...

Letter To The Editor: I heartily recommend that Newport voters elect...

To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to those who have expressed their support for Marco Camacho for the Newport Council At-Large...

Letter To The Editor: Senator DiPalma is a fair-minded and forthright...

I would like to publically declare my support for a fine gentleman that I have known for 12 years, Senator Louis DiPalma.  Besides being...

Letters To The Editor for Monday, October 29th: Lou DiPalma, Chamber...

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...

Op-Ed: Newport County Chamber of Commerce supports ballot question #2

The following op-ed was written by Erin Donovan Boyle Executive Director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce On November 6, we have an opportunity to make...

Letter To The Editor: Vote for Senator Lou DiPalma, a good...

This past Sunday afternoon I was surprised to see a fit, tanned middle-aged man at my kitchen door. It was Lou DiPalma, with a...

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

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...

Letter To The Editor: This year I will vote for Jamie...

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...

Letter To The Editor: Proposal to re-open Long Wharf to traffic...

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...