Dawn Euer

Candidate Endorsement

My first impression of Sen. Dawn Euer, after her election representing District 13 (Newport and Jamestown) in the summer of 2017, was her eagerness to be educated on issues important to her constituents. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

M. Theresa Santos

Candidate Endorsement

We encourage you to vote to reelect M. Theresa Santos to the Middletown Town Council at the Nov. 6 election. As many of us know, M. Theresa Santos is an advocate for senior concerns and issues here in Middletown as our population ages. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Deborah Ruggiero

Candidate Endorsement

As a result of my being on the Middletown Town Council for a period of 15 years, I came to understand the nature of the commitment that one has to make to be an effective elected official. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

State Questions

QUESTIONS 1 - 3  (Chapter 047 - Public Laws 2018)   More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Middletown Town Council Candidates

ELECTION COVERAGE 2018

To assist Middletown voters in preparing for the upcoming election on Nov. 6, we have provided a short profile of each candidate, asked them to answer two questions, and provide a short Candidate Statement. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Helping Rhode Islanders Make Informed Choices

ELECTION COVERAGE 2018

To the Editor:  Legislation was adopted through the Rhode Island 2019 state budget that established the Rhode Island Aging and Disability Resource Center within the Department of Human Services of Elderly Affairs.  More...

Posted 10/11/2018 11:13 AM

Rick Lombardi

Candidate Statement

It has been four years since I first asked for your vote and I am struck once again by how passionate my fellow citizens are about the issues that affect our town. More...

Posted 10/11/2018 11:13 AM

Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is sponsoring two non-partisan pre-election candidate forums at Portsmouth Town Hall. A candidate forum for Portsmouth Town Council will be held Thursday, Sept. More...

Posted 9/27/2018 03:53 PM

Election Update

Since the July 16 nomination paper filing of required signatures prospective school committee candidates Francis Landry and Veronica Ryan have withdrawn. Peter Harty, candidate for Ward 3, also withdrew.   More...

Posted 7/19/2018 12:10 PM

Candidate Update

. . ELECTION NEWS . . .

In a random drawing on July 3 by Board of Canvassing Authority committee member Maxine Shaver, the order of the three candidates for the Ward 2 Sept. 12 primary ballot was determined.  More...

Posted 7/5/2018 11:58 AM

Candidate Update

. . ELECTION NEWS . . .

Candidate names below are as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, the final day to file Declarations of Candidacy. More...

Posted 6/28/2018 11:36 AM

Candidates Weigh In on a Few Local Topics

The four candidates were asked to answer the following questions in 750 words or less. Below are the responses. Q1 With the upcoming move and probable closing of Twin Rivers' Newport Grand property, what do you feel is the best use of that site? More...

Posted 8/10/2017 02:32 PM

Candidate Forums

Four democratic candidates will vie for the 13th District Senate seat in the primary to be held July 19. More...

Posted 6/22/2017 01:49 PM

Candidate Forums

Four democratic candidates will vie for the 13th District Senate seat in the primary to be held July 19.  Monday, June 19, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, hosted by the Newport Democratic City Committee   More...

Posted 6/15/2017 12:51 PM

General Assembly

House District 74 Candidates The General Assembly candidates were asked the following question: What do you feel is the most important issue facing your constituents? And, how will you address it? More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:59 PM

Newport School Committee Candidates

Newport This Week asked the School Committee candidates to answer the following two questions in 200 words or less. #1) What issue do you feel is the highest priority facing the Newport schools and how will you address it? More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:59 PM

State Ballot Questions

Question 1–Casino Gaming This question asks whether a new state-operated casino should be allowed in Tiverton. It would require approval of voters both in Tiverton and throughout the state. More...

Posted 11/3/2016 02:00 PM

Middletown School Committee Candidates

The school committee candidates were asked to respond to two questions: #1) In your opinion, what is the most pressing issue facing Middletown schools? More...

Posted 10/27/2016 12:10 PM

ELECTION 2016

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Carson Supporter To the Editor, I am a Newport resident and property owner. I also own businesses in the marine trades and sit on the Rhode Island Marine trades Board. More...

Posted 10/6/2016 02:49 PM

ELECTION NEWS

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Candidate Statement  To the Editor:  More...

Posted 9/22/2016 01:39 PM

Finn Cruises to Lopsided Victory

Mendonca Ready for November Contest

Former state Rep. Linda D. Finn’s lopsided victory over James J. Cawley in Tuesday’s House District 72 Democratic primary calls into question the value of a state party endorsement in what is strictly a local contest. More...

Posted 9/15/2016 01:53 PM

ELECTION NEWS

New Voting Machines in Place

They may look like “trash cans,” but new voting machines to be used for the first time in Newport and the rest of Rhode Island for the Tuesday, Sept. 13, primary elections will represent a giant leap forward for voters and elections officials. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:14 PM

First Ward Challenge

ELECTION NEWS

Newport has seen relatively little competition for City Council ward seats in recent elections. In 2014, there were two contenders for each of the Second Ward and Third Ward seats. More...

Posted 8/11/2016 01:06 PM

Lavarre Seeks Council Seat

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Posted 8/10/2016 10:23 AM

Ken Mendonca

Candidate Endorsement

My wife and I own and operate a small transportation business on Aquidneck Island. We have been in business for over 25 years and recently have added a subsidiary shuttle service to our thriving business. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Rep. Mendonca

Candidate Endorsement

The Vasco da Gama Portuguese/ American Society is a recognized 501C3 non-profit organization providing financial assistance to many local individuals and groups. More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Marco Camacho

Candidate Endorsement

Please accept this as my support of Marco Camacho for the Newport City Council.  More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Wick Rudd

Candidate Statement

The City of Newport has many challenges and opportunities; bridge realignment and North End Project, Naval Hospital land, Newport Grand reuse, Pell School overcrowding and derelict Rogers High School, Visitor’s Center, parking, Airbnb, sea rise More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Middletown Ballot Questions

In addition to three statewide questions, Middletown residents will be asked to vote on 10 Charter amendments on Nov. 6:  Amendments to Middletown Home Rule Charter   . More...

Posted 10/18/2018 11:00 AM

Justin McLaughlin

Candidate Statement

Serving on the council between 2007 and 2016 was an honor and privilege. I am running again because I believe the city council needs to provide greater leadership, direction, oversight, and, most importantly, vision, for the city. More...

Posted 10/11/2018 11:13 AM

Debbie Ruggiero

Candidate Endorsement

To the Editor:  I am writing to encourage Middletown and Jamestown voters to support and vote for Debbie Ruggiero as our District 74 Representative. I am convinced Ms. More...

Posted 10/11/2018 11:13 AM

Candidate Meet & Greet

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet with local and state candidates on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort.   More...

Posted 9/27/2018 03:53 PM

Armory Council Vote

At the Newport City Council meeting on Sept. 26, the vote was 5-2 in favor of accepting the Armory condo documents. Councilors Jamie Bova and Katherine Leonard were opposed. The full story will appear in the Oct. 4 edition of NTW.   More...

Posted 9/27/2018 03:53 PM

Election Update: Candidate Harty Withdraws

In a letter to the Newport Canvassing Authority, Peter Harty, candidate for Ward 3, wrote, “It is with regret that I will be withdrawing from the 2018 City Council race. More...

Posted 7/12/2018 12:07 PM

School Committee Challenges Superintendent

Some Call for Resignation

Newport School Superintendent Colleen Jermain came under scrutiny by several members of the Newport School Committee, at its meeting on June 28. More...

Posted 7/5/2018 11:58 AM

Which Incumbents Toss Hats into Ring?

As June 25, 26 and 27 are the official dates when incumbent city officials can declare their candidacy to re-run in the November elections, Newport This Week asked each person whether they are re-running.  More...

Posted 6/21/2018 12:04 PM

What You Need to Know to Vote in Primary

Newport and Jamestown canvassers are doing everything possible to ensure that those who have registered to vote in the District 13 Special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, July 18, and the subsequent Special Election on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 12:24 PM

ELECTION COVERAGE 2017

Newport's summer is heating up politically, with the special election for Rhode Island State Senate District 13 race scheduled on Aug. 22. With four Democrats vying for a spot on the ballot, a Democratic primary will be held July 18. More...

Posted 7/6/2017 12:57 PM

Why I'm Running for Senate

ELECTION

To the Editor: During law school, I moved to Newport and fell in love. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 12:18 PM

City Council Candidates

Newport City Council Candidates were asked to answer the following two questions in 250 words or less: #1) What issue do you feel is the highest priority facing the city and how will you address it? More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:59 PM

Newport Voting Locations

Polls Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 8

2102–Pell Elementary School 2104–St. John's Church Hall 2105–Donovan Manor 2101–Fenner Hal 2103–St. Peters Church More...

Posted 11/3/2016 02:00 PM

Middletown Voting Locations

Polls Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 8

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Joseph H. Gaudet School Aquidneck School Middletown High School Forest Avenue School   More...

Posted 11/3/2016 02:00 PM

Middletown Town Council Candidates

To assist Middletown voters in preparing for the upcoming election on Nov. 8, we have provided a short profile of each candidate based on a two-question survey. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 12:10 PM

Middletown Ballot Questions

In addition to seven statewide questions, Middletown residents will be asked to answer three local ballot questions on Nov. 8: Municipal improvements  More...

Posted 10/27/2016 12:10 PM

MORE LETTERS

Carson Has Proved Ineffective To the Editor: My letter is to add my experience with Rep. Lauren Carson and say why she should not be re-elected to the House District 75 seat. More...

Posted 10/13/2016 12:45 PM

ELECTION NEWS

MORE LETTERS

Candidate Statement To the Editor: My name is Rebecca Schiff and I am seeking election to the House District 74 seat representing Jamestown and Middletown. My message is simple: Make government work for the people. More...

Posted 9/29/2016 01:06 PM

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 9:42 PM

Finn, Veri Notch Primary Victories

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Posted 9/13/2016 09:40 PM

Two Seats Up for Grabs in Primary Races

Senate District 12 Heats Up By Tom Walsh With campaign coffers being filled and an entrenched four-term Democratic incumbent poised to pounce on the winner, two unheralded candidates are competing to win the Sept. More...

Posted 9/1/2016 11:50 AM

Richard Rom For Senate District 12

My name is Richard Rom and I am a Republican running for Senate District 12 as the RI GOP endorsed candidate. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 08:46 AM

Ceglie Seeks 2nd Ward Re-Election

Lynn U. Ceglie is announcing her intention to run for re-election to the Newport City Council representing the 2nd Ward. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 09:20 AM