Middletown Voters Keep Council Members, Save One

On a rain-swept Election Day that determined the Middletown town councilors who will climb the Town Hall dais to represent 16,000-plus residents, voters chose to keep six of the seven current members, according to unofficial results. More...

Posted 11/8/2018 11:16 AM

Justin McLaughlin

Candidate Endorsement

I urge my fellow Newport voters to place Mr. Justin McLaughlin back on the city council. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Louis DiPalma

Candidate Endorsement

Sen. “Lou” DiPalma, who is seeking reelection is an engineer who looks at old problems with a new perspective. He does not accept the status quo, acts with integrity and openness, and listens to the concerns of his constituents. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Terri Cortvriend

Candidate Endorsement

I’ve had many interactions with Terri Cortvriend in her roles with the Portsmouth School committee over the years regarding substance abuse prevention policies, programs and procedures within the school system that needed changed. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Lou DiPalma

Candidate Endorsement

In but a few weeks, voters will make choices that impact their well-being and that of the community. Among the candidates will be Lou DiPalma running for re-election to the RI State Senate from District 12.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Justin McLaughlin

Candidate Endorsement

On Election Day I am voting for Justin McLaughlin for an At Large seat on the Newport City Council. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Angela McCalla

Candidate Endorsement

Angela McCalla is a wise and caring person to represent all constituents of Ward 1 as a City Councilor. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Ken Mendonca

Candidate Statement

During the past two years, I have worked hard on legislation to improve the quality of life in our state. I have concentrated especially on issues that affect you, my constituents in District 72, Middletown and Portsmouth. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

General Assembly

ELECTION COVERAGE 2018

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 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Terri Flynn

Candidate Statement

For Middletown to plan ahead for future growth: –I propose Planning Board items forwarded to Town Council get immediate priority on Council agendas for review/adoption so current town growth is more responsible town growth. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Rebecca Schiff

Candidate Endorsement

It’s clearly time to give some respect back to the taxpayers of Rhode Island. We can all do our part by voting for Rebecca Schiff for Rhode Island State Representative, District 74 (Jamestown and Middletown) this Nov. 6.  More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Jamie Bova

Candidate Endorsement

Jamie Bova and I met in 2016 to talk about why she was running for Newport City Council and what her platform was. She impressed me not only because I liked what she said but also because of her character and her way of expressing herself.  More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Patrick Donovan

Candidate Statement

Dear fellow voters, I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Rebecca Schiff

Candidate Endorsement

I’m honored to write this letter of support for Rebecca Schiff, candidate for District 74 State Representative.  As a lifelong Democrat, I’m increasingly frustrated with current Democratic leadership in Rhode Island. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Newport Ward 1 Candidates

Angela McCalla  37, married with one son  Resident of Newport 4 years  Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer   More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Newport City Council Candidates

Jamie Bova  29, single  Resident of Newport 6 years  Electrical engineer  Public offices: Newport City Council, At-Large 2016-218   More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:29 PM

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 10:00 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 10:00 AM

Marco Camacho

Candidate Endorsement

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

Posted 10/18/2018 10:00 AM

State Questions

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

Posted 10/18/2018 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:13 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 10:13 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 02:53 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 02:53 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 11:07 AM

Ready for the Election

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Nov. 6th, Newport’s Canvassing Department has been busy making sure the City’s contingent of poll workers are well trained and ready to serve on Election Day.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Lynn Ceglie

Candidate Endorsement

In Newport, Lynn Underwood Ceglie won 56 percent of the votes in the Second Ward primary. The big winner in the three person race is proof she has accomplished things for the good of the people as a member of the City Council.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Jim Dring

Candidate Endorsement

Please vote for Jim Dring as your First Ward city councilor. Experienced and effective, Jim produces positive results in Newport.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

ELECTION COVERAGE 2018

Top Row: At Large Candidates For Newport City Council Of the 7 above Voters Will choose 4  Second Row: Ward 1 Jim Dring Angela McCalla  Ward 2 Lynn Ceglie Valerie Larkin   More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Jim Dring

Candidate Statement

I am the father of three young daughters and a homeowner, and if I am elected to the City Council a major focus of mine will be to create a Homestead exemption for Newport residents. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Susan Taylor

Candidate Endorsement

I Value My Right to Vote  I was born and raised in Selma, Alabama and I know what it means for me to have the opportunity to vote. I value that right and take the time to learn all I can about the candidates.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Louisa Boatwright

Candidate Endorsement

Louisa Boatwright is uniquely qualified to serve on the Newport School Committee  1. Louisa has put the time in, more than any other candidate. Louisa has immersed herself in volunteer work aimed at improving Newport Public Schools.  More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Angela McCalla

Candidate Statement

My name is Angela McCalla and I am running to represent Ward One on the Newport City Council. I am a woman of many ethnic backgrounds who finds strength and useful creativity in diversity. More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Newport School Committee Candidates

QUESTIONS #1) What programs are offered in Newport Public Schools that you think should be more widely promoted in order for people feel better about the schools? More...

Posted 11/1/2018 11:51 AM

Susan Taylor

Candidate Endorsement

I write to endorse Susan Taylor as Councilor “at large” for Newport. I’ve known Susan for many years; for the past two she has served as First Ward councilor. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Reflect on Middletown Council’s Success

To the Editor:  More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Louisa Boatwright

Candidate Endorsement

“They are not other people’s children, they are our future, the future of America.” So said Bill Russell, iconic former Boston Celtic, Hall of Famer and social commentator commenting recently on public education. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Robert Sylvia

Candidate Endorsement

I am writing this letter in support of Middletown Town Council President Robert Sylvia who is seeking reelection. More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Newport Ward 3 Uncontested

Kathryn E. Leonard 72, single Resident of Newport 40 years Real Estate Public offices: Ward 3 & 4 Councilor, 1995 – present (except two terms) More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:28 PM

Newport Ward 2 Candidates

Lynn U. Ceglie  57, married with two children  Resident of Newport 34 years  Public offices: Ward 2 Councilor, 2014–present   More...

Posted 10/25/2018 01:29 PM

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 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:13 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 10:13 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 02:53 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 11:10 AM