2014-10-23 / Opinion

Partners' Promises

To the Editor:

The Newport City Council may be afraid to cast a vote allowing the city to realize the benefits from the Newport Entertainment Center, but fortunately for us Jobs for Newport partners willingly committed to a great package of benefits for the residents of Newport known as the Newport Partnership. These local businesspeople who will renovate Newport Grand if Question 1 and 2 are approved by voters in November are already at work making good on these promises. They’ve covered the "Slots" sign that will be permanently removed within 30 days of a favorable vote, and have hosted an informational jobs fair in Newport, as the Partnership includes a clause that city residents receive hiring preferences for the 350 new positions at the Newport Entertainment Center. The Jobs for Newport partners are keeping their campaign promises even before the election!

Cheryl Gordon
Middletown

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