2016-06-30 / Election News

Editor's Clarification

Winthrop Announces

In the June 23 edition of NTW, the notice of former Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop announcing his candidacy for the Newport City Council At-Large appeared as a letter to the editor. The letter format, with a limit of 130 words, was the method in which candidates were asked to make their announcements to our readers. Winthrop, who had initially sent a longer statement, did not give his approval to the edited statement to run as a letter. We regret the misrepresentation regarding the candidate's announcement.

As part of this clarification, please note that Winthrop's council experience was also included as part of his original statement: "In 1990, Winthrop was elected to the Newport City Council and served terms from 1990-1993, 1995, and then from 2011-2012. In August 2012, he was elected mayor of the City of Newport, and held that office until December 2014."

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