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Friday, February 28, 2020

Letter To The Editor: Take the ‘We The People Challenge’

“Old teachers never die, they just keep thinking of ways to educate and inspire people”. On a rainy Rhode Island Victory Day listening to Annie...

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

I entered Kindergarten in the Fall of 1968 in the newly renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a school that...

Letter To The Editor: I will work to make Newport the...

To the Editor: I am excited to announce that I am a candidate for the Newport City Council in the 1st Ward. I am a...

Op-Ed: Fix our failed marijuana policies

Written by Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, a Democrat who represents District 9 in Providence. She chairs the House Labor Committee.

Rep. Carson, Sen. Euer: Public deserves answers about cause of gas...

Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis By Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer The public...

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...

Letter To The Editor: Alliance For A Livable Newport voices its...

Alliance For A Livable Newport provided the following opinion and letter to What'sUpNewp on July 22nd. BACKGROUND

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...

Representative Carson: Why Won’t My Opponent Debate Me

State Representative Lauren Carson, RI House District 75 - Newport, says that she has learned that her opponent, Mike Smith, has turned down the...

OP-ED: Lottery partnership benefits all Rhode Islanders

by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (District 1, Providence) All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and...

Letter To The Editor: Mike Smith – Democratic Candidates Are Out...

Last week the Democrats running in the Democrat primary for Senate District 13 seat, vacated by Senate President Paiva-Weed, held their forum.  The two-hour...

Guest View From Oklahoma: A Reminder to Enjoy, Appreciate and Love...

I am a totally normal person. I never even considered that my way of life was out of the ordinary. My way is so...

Why Mister Rogers’ message of love and kindness is good for...

The release of the Mister Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’ long-running children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Fred...

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,...

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 – 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: 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....

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...

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero: Rhode Islanders are doers

The following op-ed was written by Representative Deborah Ruggiero (D-District 74, Jamestown and Middletown). The Rhode Islanders I know are doers—successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs,...

Letter To The Editor: Community should support the relocation of the...

Politically, it is always easiest to do nothing, to pass the buck, to kick the can down the road.  That is why I would...

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...

Opponent Concerned With Rep. Ruggiero’s Voting Record on Small Business 

Rebecca Schiff Concerned With Ruggiero's Voting Record on Small Business  (The following Letter To The Editor has been submitted by Rebecca Schiff, Candidate for R.I....

Guest View – Nicholas Mattiello: Rhode Island’s Car Tax Must Go

Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is a Democrat from House District 15 in Cranston  I have heard repeatedly from Rhode Island’s citizens that the car tax...

Guest View: Senate District 13 Candidate David Allard – Get Involved

Part of my work as a teacher was encouraging students to discover their interests and to follow those interests with passion. Once those students...

Letter To The Editor: The proposed sale of the Armory is...

The City of Newport is negotiating a proposal to sell the 18,000 sq. ft. Armory property located on Newport Harbor with frontage on lower...