Guest View – Representative Grace Diaz: Now, more than ever, we...

by Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist.11, Providence) Every May at the Rhode Island State House, legislators, early care and education...

Guest View – Aida Neary: Time to get our school construction...

Aida Neary, Parent of 3rd grader and 5th grader and member of Newport School Committee I am writing to urge...

Guest View – J. Clement Cicilline: Deadline for applying for Presidential...

By J. Clement Cicilline, Chair, Newport Democratic City Committee I would like to remind all Newport voters that there...

From The Editor: We’re in this together, let’s rebuild our community...

For weeks, maybe months, I've sat here reading about, hearing about, and writing about how local businesses, nonprofits, and residents are struggling,...

Guest View – Senator Metts: ​What the pandemic has shown us,...

We face unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also revealed the alarming disparities faced by our most vulnerable populations. The...

Opinion: Everyone’s talking about Tiger King for the wrong reasons

Hey all you cool cats and kittens. I bet you’re tired of hearing that cringey greeting by now –...

​Guest View: This Earth Day, fragility of life and need for...

By Rep. June S. Speakman, Rep. Susan R. Donovan, Rep. Liana Cassar, Rep. Terri Cortvriend and Rep. Lauren Carson

Letter To The Editor: Distance learning and school unification

By Ronald Héroux, CESU Secretary With the success of distance learning, as espoused recently by the three Aquidneck Island...

Guest View – Rep. Deborah Ruggiero: Why Rhode Island needs to...

The following written by Representative Deborah Ruggiero, who chaired the Legislative Broadband Commission in 2014 and represents District 74- Jamestown/Middletown.

Guest View: Robert J. Sylvia – The path to full health

The following was written by Robert J. Sylvia, Middletown Town Council President We wish our neighbors a blessed Passover...

Just My Opinion: Not the time for a government media bailout

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both from Rhode Island, and more than a dozen of their colleagues are calling on...

Reflections on one month of social distancing

Today marks one month that I’ve been practicing social distancing, though it feels like much longer. I returned home from a weekend...

Editor’s Note: Why becoming a What’s Up Newp Supporter now is...

In case you haven't heard or read, our collapsing economy is endangering news businesses all across this country, and even right here...

Guest View: Assembly does not need to meet during height of...

The following was written by Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-District 4, Providence North Providence), President of the Senate and Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-District...

Just My Opinion: The challenges of COVID-19 on media coverage

When I first started writing for Whats Up Newp, I understood that while my journalism history was virtually all in print, journalism’s...

Letter To The Editor: There is no better week than this...

There is no better week than this one to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). COVID-19 has shown...

Lt. Governor Dan McKee: Supporting Rhode Island small businesses impacted by...

Lt. Governor Dan McKee sent the below letter to Governor Gina Raimondo in support of requesting federal loan assistance for Rhode Island...

Guest View – Senator DiPalma: RI needs a reliable and resilient...

Rhode Islanders expect and deserve a resilient and reliable energy system. It is absolutely essential that natural gas and electricity transmission and...

Letter To The Editor: Newport – It’s “put up” or “shut...

With coronavirus fears now shredding parts of the global tourism sector -- including hotels, cruise ships, and airlines -- it's vital that...

Guest View: Aquidneck Island Climate Caucus will provide a local voice...

The following Letter To The Editor was written by Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) and Rep. Terri Cortvriend (D-Dist. 72,...

Guest View – Representative Shekarchi: ​New hope for cures

Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people...

Just my Opinion: Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78

This story was originally published on February 5, 2018, it has been republished because of its historical significance.

Letter To The Editor: Before you take a position on the...

The following was written by Gregory Huet. An Open Letter Regarding School Unification to the Members of the Middletown...

Guest View – Barbara A. VonVillas: The future education of the...

"Attached is a copy of the remarks I made to the Middletown School Committee of January 23, 2020, which were referenced in...

Guest View: Building a future of a healthier, happier, and more...

The following was written by John Shea, Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC). As we enter...