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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Letter | Who do you want to represent the 2nd Ward on Newport...

There is a good chance that at least half of you reading this have already voted and for that, I’d like to say thank you. We are facing a very important election...

LIVE ON WUN | Governor Raimondo’s COVID-19 Weekly Briefing (Oct. 28 at 1 pm)

Governor Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a press briefing at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 28 to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island.
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Letter | Susan Taylor is exactly the kind of leadership we need for a...

I write this morning in support of Susan Taylor for reelection to Newport City Council.  Over the past few years I have watched with growing interest the operation of local government, local...
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Metered Parking Season comes to a close on Saturday

Metered parking, which was in effect from June 1 - October 31, 2020, will be free beginning on Sunday, November 1. Off-Season Metered Parking is expected to be in...

Rhode Island Handgun Safety Certificate applications in 2020 break record

Tension and anxiety have reached new heights in 2020, as have gun sales across the country. National news outlets have reported extensively on this topic this year, finding that sales of firearms,...
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Reminder: ‘Fall Back’ this weekend; check smoke detectors, too

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 am, which means you gain an hour of sleep this weekend! Look for lighter mornings, but for it to...

Letter | Newport Democratic City Committee: Vote for the Democratic Party Team

As election season comes to a close, our hats are off to 2020 candidates who have had to go through the most unusual political campaign ever. They have all been challenged to...

Sean Galvin Comics | Being from Rhode Island

Sean Galvin returns today with another entertaining comic for What’s Up Newp. Keep an eye out for Galvin’s work on a regular basis here on whatsupnewp.com. Follow Sean’s work...
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Governor Raimondo calls for up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy for...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will pursue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy.

Secretary Gorbea encourages Rhode Islanders to start returning mail ballots via drop box

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today is reminding Rhode Island voters that all mail ballots for the November 3 general election must be received by election officials by 8 p.m. on...
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Letter | Keep Susan Taylor on City Council

I’m writing to support Susan Taylor as a candidate for Newport council at large. I’ve known Susan for many years. Her thoughtfulness, intelligence and energetic vision for Newport has...

Letter | Sandra Flowers: I ask that you re-elect me and that you approve...

To the Editor: In a few days, the American electorate will have determined the fate of all levels of our nation’s government.  Many have already exercised this very important...
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What’s Up Newp’s Video Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport City Council

This year's Newport City Council race is among one of the most competitive races that we've seen in recent years. Twelve candidates announced their candidacy for an At-Large seat...

What’s Up Newp’s Video Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Newport School Committee

There are ten candidates running for the seven seats on the Newport School Committee in the upcoming General Election. What's Up Newp this week asked all ten candidates to...

What’s Up Newp’s Video Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Middletown Town Council

The candidate field for Middletown Town Council is one of the biggest in recent memory. Eighteen candidates are after the seven seats on the Council. What's...

What’s Up Newp’s Video Voter Guide – 2020 General Election: Portsmouth Town Council

Unlike the large races for local government in Middletown and Newport, Portsmouth has just one candidate running against seven incumbents in the Town Council race. What's Up Newp this...

Rhode Island Department of Transportation will host Newport Pell Bridge Ramps Virtual Town Hall...

This evening, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is holding a "Virtual Town Hall" to inform the public about the latest developments of the Pell Bridge Ramp Realignment project. According to RIDOT, ...
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Deadline approaching for election-related letters to the editor

If you have an opinion on a candidate or issue, or if you want to endorse a candidate or side of an issue, you have until the end of the week to...
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Letter | Susan Taylor supports making Newport a better place to live

 I write to endorse Susan Taylor as Councilor “at large” for the Newport City council.  For the past two years she has been the first ward councilor.  Susan was born in England...

Letter | IAFF Local 1080 endorses Kevin Michaud for Newport City Council

It is a time-honored adage in the fire service that firefighters are resistant to two things: change and the way things are. Watching change creep into an institution is a tough pill...

Rep. Ruggiero shares why she opposes the proposed National Grid gas hike

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero today announced that she is opposing the rate hike National Grid is proposing for its gas customers in Rhode Island, saying the utility needs to be more resourceful and...
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Museum at International Tennis Hall of Fame to close temporarily for winter

The Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame today announced that it will be closed for the winter months, November 2 – March 31. The museum will reopen to the public...

List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island

Rhode Island began implementing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from any state with 5% or greater positivity rate on June 30th. If you...
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Letter | Kate Leonard truly cares about the residents of Newport and has worked...

If you live in the third ward and are still undecided as to who to vote for, we strongly encourage you to consider casting your vote for Kate Leonard.  We have lived...