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Letter To The Editor: Keep Court House Street closed

This Letter To The Editor was submitted by Jon Dember, the views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of What'sUpNewp, its contributers...

Op-Ed: Ballpark proposal is good for city and state

The following Op-Ed was written and submitted by Elizabeth A. Crowley, a Democratic State Senator representing District 16 (which includes Central Falls and a portion...

Proposed 12.5% Cuts from DCYF reimbursement rates would cripple delivery of...

Middletown, Rhode Island -  According to Marty Sinnott, President & CEO of social service agency Child & Family, the proposed 12.5% reduction in the RI...

Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news startups

Information must flow freely for democracy to flourish Editor's Note- The following was written by Matt DeRienzo, Executive Director of Local Independent Online News Publishers...

Op-Ed: Representative Ruggiero – Civic minded citizens matter

How many branches are in our federal government? It’s not a trick question, but a new survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found...

Just My Opinion: If not now…when?

Republicans, who have received millions of dollars in contributions from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights’ groups, have said this isn't...

Op-Ed: Boy Scouts thriving in Rhode Island

For nearly 110 years, the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America (NCBSA) has provided experiences that build character while creating young leaders and good...

Op-Ed: City Council should not accept Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant

The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant has provided the Newport Police Department with around $36,000/year over the past 12 years ($432,347 worth of grant...

Op-Ed: Representative Lauren Carson – Lessons from Harvey, R.I. must plan...

In recent days we’ve seen harrowing images of Texans carrying their children, belongings and pets against strong currents in chest-deep waters, and heard the...

Letter To The Editor: Dawn Euer – Thank you Jamestown and...

To The Editor: I want to thank the residents of Jamestown and Newport for their participation in the Special Election on August 22. I am...

Letter To The Editor: Dawn Euer – It would be the...

To the Editor: During the course of this election I have had the opportunity and privilege to talk with thousands of concerned citizens who genuinely...

Letter To The Editor: Mike Smith can be a vital change...

To The Editor, I am writing this letting in strong support of Mike Smith for State Senate in the District 13 special election next week....

Letter To The Editor: There are many reasons to support Dawn...

To the Editor: There are many reasons to support Dawn Euer in the Special Election for State Senate. Here are just a few: Dawn helped lead...

Letter To The Editor: Bluefin Blues

Amid all the noise and madness going on in the world right now, perhaps you missed a small but significant bit of news from...

Guest View: Representative Elaine Morgan – Endorsement for Senate Candidate Mike...

Letter to the Editor, I want to express my uttermost support and endorsement for Senate candidate Michael Smith. Working in the field beside him for...

Letter To The Editor: Dawn Euer is The Best Person to...

I had the pleasure of working with Dawn Euer when we both served the city of Newport volunteering on the Energy and Environment Commission....

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....

Letter To The Editor: John Florez’s Resume Speaks For Itself

We’re two Newport “social justice crusaders ” who have studied the District 13 candidates for RI Senate. Our decision is made;  we’re voting for...

Letter To The Editor: David Hanos – A Senator We Can...

It was May 10. I just finished my freshman year at Boston College, and my summer of leisure was slated to begin—or so I...

Letter To The Editor: Mike Smith – Special Interest Money Pouring...

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"...

Letter To The Editor: Jeanne-Marie Napolitano – David Hanos is The...

Tuesday, July 18th  a primary will be held, to determine our representative in the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The seat was vacated by Senator...

Letter To The Editor: David Hanos – Right To Farm Act

Last Tuesday, despite the tremendous advocacy of Representative Ruggiero, bill H-6172 was passed by the House of Representatives. H-6172 redefines the Right to Farm...

Guest View: Representative Carson – RI Assembly Adjourns with More Work...

The 2017 Rhode Island Legislative Session has recessed, and not adjourned, as you may know. That means that we have not finished our business...

Letter To The Editor: David Allard – The Opioid Crisis

At this point, like so many of you, I am well acquainted with the facts surrounding the opioid crisis in New England as a...

Letter To Editor: John Florez – As Your Next State Senator,...

While Rhode Island is experiencing our lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade, our local and state economies are still fragile. We also...