Let’s Face It, Newport Has A Dog Poop Problem

With the recent ban on single-use plastic bags and the proposed ordinance to hold merchants responsible for cigarette butts and debris in front of their...

Guest View: Newport Preservation Society Refuses to Negotiate a Compromise on...

The following was submitted by Friends of Newport Preservation, the views and opinions do not represent those of our staff, advertisers or sponsors. The Newport...

Op-Ed: Rhode Island’s Strong Defense and Undersea Technology Cluster

Rhode Island has a wealth of organizations engaged in some form of undersea technology and its applications.  Many of these provide invaluable technologies and...

Local Voice: What Does Snow in Newport Mean if You Use...

Okay, many people have to wait to have their own parking lots and walks cleared, so that isn’t really the problem.  But there is...

Letter To The Editor: Project Purple Week is Coming to Newport...

January 23-27 marks the 5th year for Project Purple Celebrations and this year Portsmouth, Middletown, Tiverton , Little Compton ,Newport and Jamestown are ALL...

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,...

Just My Opinion: Three Celebrations, One Underlying Message

The flame from Chanukah’s first candle flickers, the star atop a Christmas tree sheds its light elegantly, and the candles of Kawanzaa’s kinara speak...

Letter To Editor: Thank You For Support of 9th Annual Singing...

We wish to thank the community for its tremendous support of our 9th annual Singing For Shelter. Each year, we organize many of our...

Just My Opinion: What We should Cherish on Thanksgiving … Part...

A few days ago we posted my original to be thankful list, and since then I’ve had a couple of new entries that I...

Just My Opinion: What We Should Truly Cherish This Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck... Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We...

Mike Smith, Independent Candidate for House District 75, Outlines 8 Priorities...

I’m Mike Smith, Independent Candidate for House District 75, and I ask for your vote on November 8th. I’ve knocked on thousands of doors...

Letter To Editor: School Committee Candidate Hopes to Increase Achievement and...

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted by Ray Gomes, Candidate for Newport School Committee. The views and opinion expressed within are not...

Letter To The Editor: I am excited to see what Jamie...

This is an endorsement for the candidacy of Jamie Bova for Newport Councilor At-Large. I am looking forward to November 8th for two reasons:  First off,...

Local Commentary: RI Senate President & Cabal Stifles Newport’s Potential

Sunday's Providence Journal ran the article  "Challenger takes on R.I. Senate president" featuring the race between Senator Teresa Paiva-Weed and Jamestown independent candidate Sav...

Letter To The Editor: Mike Smith Will Fight for the Quality...

As a former educator, military officer and native of Newport, I am thrilled a candidate of Mike Smith’s caliber has stepped onto this difficult...

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....

Letter To The Editor: Rep. Carson Has Proven That She is...

The following Letter To The Editor was submitted and written by Matt Gineo. The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of...

Letter To The Editor: I’m Compelled to Reply to Mike Smith’s...

The following Letter To The Editor was written and submitted by Toni Wallace Ciany (Gibbs Ave., Newport). The views and opinions expressed within are...

Letter To The Editor: Hurricane Matthew Should Remind Us That Newport...

The storm and flood damage in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas this weekend reminds us that Newport is unusually vulnerable to similar threats. We...

Letter To The Editor: How To Convince Tiverton To Open A...

How To Convince Tiverton To Open A Strip Club by Using The Twin River Casino Model The following Letter To The Editor was submitted and...

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...

Editor’s View: It’s Time We Dig Deep During These Turbulent Times

It was 26 years ago today, that my life changed forever. Someone I adore told me this week that "you need to tell your stories,...

Letter To The Editor: The Sense of Community Has Never Been...

To the Editor, Having lived here for the past 33 years, I have always known that Aquidneck Island is a very special place to call...

Letter To The Editor: Construction on Coggeshall Ave Should Be Concern...

The following Letter To The Editor was written submitted by Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA - Managing Director, A4 Architecture. The views and opinions in...

Local Commentary: Marijuana Is Not The Enemy, Establishment Politics Is

The following was written and submitted by Michael J. Simpson. The views and opinions included in this op-ed do not necssarily represents those of What'sUpNewp's...