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Thursday, October 29, 2020
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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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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...
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Letter | Newport Energy and Environment Commission seeking public participation

One of the greatest environmental challenges facing our collective future is the belief that we are reliant on "someone else" who will provide us with the necessary solutions. As part of a...
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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...
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Letter | Teresa Paiva Weed: Vote yes on the Newport School Bond question on...

I am writing in support of the Newport School Bond (Question No. 2).  On November 3rd we have the opportunity to vote Yes on the bond, Yes, to improving and expanding Pell...
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Letter | We urge all Newport voters to support Susan Taylor’s candidacy for re-election

We want to take this opportunity to commend the leadership of Joe Nicholson and Susan Taylor for creating and implementing the volunteer “Zorro Brigade” which handed out free masks in Newport over...
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Letter | North Side resident for Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a strong voice for the people of Newport’s North Side.  Residents of our corner of town have large projects looming over us as we go into this election and the...
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Letter | Kate Leonard: Setting the record straight

After being a member of the Newport City Council for almost 20 years, I am appalled at the ugliness of this campaign--nationally, statewide, and locally. As most people know, I am assertive...

Letter | Voting at Middletown Town Hall couldn’t be easier

Dear Editor, Just a quick shout out to my fellow Middletowners.  If you haven't voted yet, the early-in-person- voting at Middletown Town Hall couldn't be easier!  I literally had...

Letter | I urge you to vote for Susan Taylor this election

To the Editor: I've lived in Newport for over 13 years.  I love the dense, urban feel of the City as well as the access to the quiet and...
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Letter | We cannot delay our vote and we must vote yes now on...

I have been reading the comments advocating approval or rejection of the Newport Public School bond referendum.  My wife and I are grandparents of a child at Pell Elementary and another at...

Letter | Voting for a Newporter By Choice

I find it curious that some people running for election celebrate parts of their lives about which they had no choice. Like whether they were born in Newport, how many generations their...
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Letter | Jumping out of a plane?

Editor, Would we parachute out of a plane without understanding what's waiting for us on the ground? Of course not, but that's what the Newport "VOTE YES" school bond...
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Letter | Now is the time to rebuild Rogers High School

Our High School must be replaced, and this is the opportune time to initiate bonding and complete the process that began more than two years ago.  The building committee has followed the...
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Letter | I see no reason to replace Kate Leonard in this current election

I have no doubt that Paul Marshall is a decent human being, a loving father to a toddler, a man genuinely wanting to be involvement in the future of Newport. Were he...

LETTER | CESU recommends ten outstanding candidates for the Middletown Town Council

To the Editor, What's Up Newport The Middletown organization Citizens Exploring School Unification (CESU) recommends ten outstanding candidates for the Middletown Town Council, all of whom favor discussions as to the possibility...
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Letter | A call for Portsmouth voters to deliver a message to their Town...

In January 2019,  I, along with 30 other residents,  was appointed to the Charter Review Committee (CRC) by the Portsmouth Town Council. Our task for the next eighteen months...

Letter | Laurice Shaw – Consider voting for Beth Cullen, bring her talents to...

To the Editor:  I don't know anyone who works harder or smarter for the good of Newport than Beth Cullen. She has a depth of understanding and tradition from...
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Letter | We need more than calamari to come back from COVID

A Vote for Lauren Carson, who represents District 75 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, will help assure us a quick and substantial economic recovery in Newport. During...
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Letter | Paul Marshall is the best choice for Third Ward City Councilor

I urge you to support Paul Marshall as the best choice for Third Ward City Councilor. Rather than respond to the baseless attacks spread by the incumbent’s campaign, let me state what...

Letter | Your vote for Kim Salerno is a vote for a better Newport

Dear Editor, a letter of support -  Those who have written endorsements for Kim Salerno to represent Second Ward on the city council have done such a wonderful job...

Letter | Jamie Bova is one of the best representatives I could ask...

To the Editor,  I would like to voice my support for the reelection of Jamie Bova. I’ve been a “Newporter by choice” since 2014, when I moved here to...