October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Community Blog

Know the Candidates

Letter by Melissa Turner  I am writing to encourage all parents of Newport Public School children to get out and vote next week!  Be certain that you are comfortable with the people who will help to make important decisions regarding you More...

Not Too Convincing

Letter by Jon Dember  In a recent interview, the responses from the developer of the Newport Grand project did not seem to help me understand, much less embrace, his proposal.  Trying to decide how to vote on Question 1, the application of More...

Promises, Promises!

Letter by Beth Milham “Promise her anything, but give her Arpege.” That quote popped into my mind every time Joe Paolino opened his mouth last Wednesday at the ALN casino debate at CCRI. “This fronton will be a performing arts center, a place wh More...

Downtown Money Drain

Letter by Adam Ray As someone raised in Newport, I would like to offer some perspective regarding a recent article that appeared in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal entitled “Jobs for Newport Partners Step in to Preserve Jobs, Economic Activit More...

Word Play

Letter by Chip LeakasNewport Grand - “Fool me twice? More...

Casino Not the Solution to Economic Woes

Letter by Rick Grosvenor  Voting NO to casino expansion is saying YES to ● New ideas and opportunities for diverse and better jobs for Newport County, such as those created by an Innovation Hub;● Fewer gambling-addicted residents and less crime More...

A Brighter Future with No Casino

Letter from Dawn Euer I’m a young professional who moved to Rhode Island to attend law school at Roger Williams University School of Law. I moved to Newport in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the City by the Sea. More...

Unanswered Questions

Letter by Tony Simpson At the end of a vigorous campaign and much public debate about the expansion of casino gambling at Newport Grand, we only know a few facts: Mr. More...

Gambling Your Life Away

Letter by Ed MaddenGambling Your Life AwayTo the Editor:“The sparks devour the marlin while the old man tries his best to protect it”. More...