October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Opinion

Don’t Sit This One Out—Vote!

EDITORIAL

The doorbells will soon stop ringing. The signs are probably all up—and will come down soon enough. The flyers that have filled home mailboxes are all but history.  All that’s left to do is vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  More...

Anti-Gambling Trifecta

To the Editor:  I don't normally delve into politics in a public setting but feel compelled to now.  I am a proponent of jobs, economic growth, and the promotion of Newport as a world-renowned travel destination. More...

Sports Wagers Gone Awry

To the Editor:  Perhaps you are as annoyed as I am that our sometimes dysfunctional City Council voted to place another gambling referendum on the November ballot, just two years after the last referendum for the addition of table games was defe More...

Association Takes Stand

To the Editor:  In the 60 years since our founding, The Point Association has rarely taken a public stand on city issues; however, in the case of a casino gambling expansion, our membership has decided to weigh in and vote NO.  More...

Emphasize Whole for World Heritage

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Take a Look at Other Towns

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Reasons to Vote NO

To The Editor:  This is addressed to those voters still undecided about voting for a casino in Newport. The reasons to REJECT this question are many; some of the most compelling are:  More...

Support the Arts with Question 5

To the Editor:  Local artists, as well as everyone concerned about the local economy, should support Question 5, the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond. More...

Martha Marie Grogan,

Newport Second Ward

To the Editor:  In this election, there's an open seat. An open seat promises a new voice. With Election Day fast approaching, I want to tell you why I am running for the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Newport City Council. More...

Antone Viveiros,

Middletown Council Candidate

To the Editor:  During my two years on the Middletown Town Council (2010-2012), I was focused on citizen affordability, quality of life, and sustainability issues. More...

Let the Zoning Board Do Its Job

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Stand Up to Bullies

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Developer Hypocrisy

To the Editor:  Are we going to give away the keys to Newport's future?  In the past, civility has reigned in our fair city. More...

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Words to Action – Support for Small Businesses

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Job Fair Enthusiasm

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One Final Thought

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Tourism, Revenues, and Jobs

To the Editor:  Newport Grand is the perfect place to house the Newport Entertainment Center. One of the main industries for the State of Rhode Island is tourism, there is no debate about that. More...

Mulcahey Honest on Issues

To the Editor:  I want to applaud the newcomer running for Middletown Town Council, Melody Mulcahey. She is the only candidate brave and honest enough to tell us her stand on the high school unification and the $10 million-plus, sports complex. More...

Grogan for Ward 2 Councilor

To the Editor:  When the incumbent Ward 2 councilor decided to run at-large, I immediately began to think who would be the best person to occupy this now-open seat on our City Council. More...

It's About Jobs and Revenue

To the Editor:  I’m a native Newporter. For 23 years prior to working at Newport Grand, I worked at many local restaurants.  More...

Monument Shows Dedication

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Stormwater Cleanup Begins Henry “Rick” Lombardi,

Middletown Council Candidate

A $245,728 construction project that will improve the City of Newport’s stormwater collection system by capturing trash and other debris before it enters underground pipes will begin on Monday, Nov. More...

John Florez, Newport At Large Candidate

Councilor Endorsement

To the Editor:  I’m supporting John Florez for Newport City Council - At Large this year. (Yes, we are both running for the same post, but there is room for both of us because there are four At Large seats.)  More...

Kate Leonard,

Newport Third Ward

To the Editor:  Winter takes its toll on the budget of many people this time of year. Many residents are affected by rising costs; among them is the cost of water. Oil prices hopefully remain stable. More...

Expanded Casino Ramifications

To the Editor:  Having read most of the letters printed in regard to the casino question, both pro and con, it is dismaying to note that practically every letter in support of the casino cites “more jobs” as the reason.  More...