General Assembly

House District 74 Candidates 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 11/3/2016 12:59 PM

Newport School Committee Candidates

Newport This Week asked the School Committee candidates to answer the following two questions in 200 words or less. #1) What issue do you feel is the highest priority facing the Newport schools and how will you address it? More...

Posted 11/3/2016 12:59 PM

State Ballot Questions

Question 1–Casino Gaming This question asks whether a new state-operated casino should be allowed in Tiverton. It would require approval of voters both in Tiverton and throughout the state. More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:00 PM

Middletown School Committee Candidates

The school committee candidates were asked to respond to two questions: #1) In your opinion, what is the most pressing issue facing Middletown schools? More...

Posted 10/27/2016 11:10 AM

ELECTION 2016

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Carson Supporter To the Editor, I am a Newport resident and property owner. I also own businesses in the marine trades and sit on the Rhode Island Marine trades Board. More...

Posted 10/6/2016 01:49 PM

ELECTION NEWS

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Candidate Statement  To the Editor:  More...

Posted 9/22/2016 12:39 PM

Finn Cruises to Lopsided Victory

Mendonca Ready for November Contest

Former state Rep. Linda D. Finn’s lopsided victory over James J. Cawley in Tuesday’s House District 72 Democratic primary calls into question the value of a state party endorsement in what is strictly a local contest. More...

Posted 9/15/2016 12:53 PM

ELECTION NEWS

New Voting Machines in Place

They may look like “trash cans,” but new voting machines to be used for the first time in Newport and the rest of Rhode Island for the Tuesday, Sept. 13, primary elections will represent a giant leap forward for voters and elections officials. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 12:14 PM

First Ward Challenge

ELECTION NEWS

Newport has seen relatively little competition for City Council ward seats in recent elections. In 2014, there were two contenders for each of the Second Ward and Third Ward seats. More...

Posted 8/11/2016 12:06 PM

Lavarre Seeks Council Seat

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Posted 8/10/2016 09:23 AM

Florez To Seek Re-Election

 I would like to formally announce my candidacy for re-election as Councilor-at-Large for the City of Newport. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 09:16 AM

Rep. Lauren Carson Makes Re-Election Bid for District 75

Rep. Lauren Carson announced she will seek re-election to the House of Representatives. Ms. Carson represents District 75, Newport. Representative Carson was first elected in 2014 and is completing her first term. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 08:48 AM

‘We Witnessed History Being Made’

State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, will never forget where she was on the night that the 2016 Democratic National Convention formally nominated Hillary Clinton as its candidate for president. More...

Posted 8/4/2016 11:48 AM

No Primary Contests in Newport

September Legislative Matches in Middletown

With five declared candidates for Newport School Committee not gathering the 100 required voter signatures to move their names to this fall’s ballot, there will be no need for a September primary to narrow down the slate.  More...

Posted 7/21/2016 12:12 PM

Declared Candidates

Newport Council At-Large (4 seats) Jamie P. Bova John Florez Benjamin S. Kessler Claude Andrews Lavarre Justin S. McLaughlin Jeanne-Marie Napolitano Kimberly L. More...

Posted 7/14/2016 01:17 PM

Finn Snubbed by State Democratic Party

Before candidates even turned in their required voter signatures to be placed on the ballot, a political newcomer has found himself in the middle of a political melee.  More...

Posted 7/14/2016 01:17 PM

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. More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Carson Announces

To the Editor:  More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Neville Not to Run

To the Editor:  It's been an honor to serve as a city councilor but I have a number of exciting professional opportunities and at this time; I need to focus on my career.  More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Local Candidates

Newport Council At-Large (4 seats) Jamie P. Bova John F. Florez Benjamin S. Kessler Claude Andrews Lavarre Justin S. McLaughlin Jeanne-Marie Napolitano Kimberly L. Shute Henry Francis Winthrop   More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

City Council Candidates

Newport City Council Candidates were asked to answer the following two questions in 250 words or less: #1) What issue do you feel is the highest priority facing the city and how will you address it? More...

Posted 11/3/2016 12:59 PM

Newport Voting Locations

Polls Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 8

2102–Pell Elementary School 2104–St. John's Church Hall 2105–Donovan Manor 2101–Fenner Hal 2103–St. Peters Church More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:00 PM

Middletown Voting Locations

Polls Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 8

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Joseph H. Gaudet School Aquidneck School Middletown High School Forest Avenue School   More...

Posted 11/3/2016 01:00 PM

Middletown Town Council Candidates

To assist Middletown voters in preparing for the upcoming election on Nov. 8, we have provided a short profile of each candidate based on a two-question survey. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 11:10 AM

Middletown Ballot Questions

In addition to seven statewide questions, Middletown residents will be asked to answer three local ballot questions on Nov. 8: Municipal improvements  More...

Posted 10/27/2016 11:10 AM

MORE LETTERS

Carson Has Proved Ineffective To the Editor: My letter is to add my experience with Rep. Lauren Carson and say why she should not be re-elected to the House District 75 seat. More...

Posted 10/13/2016 11:45 AM

ELECTION NEWS

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Candidate Statement To the Editor: My name is Rebecca Schiff and I am seeking election to the House District 74 seat representing Jamestown and Middletown. My message is simple: Make government work for the people. More...

Posted 9/29/2016 12:06 PM

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 8:42 PM

Finn, Veri Notch Primary Victories

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Posted 9/13/2016 08:40 PM

Two Seats Up for Grabs in Primary Races

Senate District 12 Heats Up By Tom Walsh With campaign coffers being filled and an entrenched four-term Democratic incumbent poised to pounce on the winner, two unheralded candidates are competing to win the Sept. More...

Posted 9/1/2016 10:50 AM

Richard Rom For Senate District 12

My name is Richard Rom and I am a Republican running for Senate District 12 as the RI GOP endorsed candidate. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 07:46 AM

Ceglie Seeks 2nd Ward Re-Election

Lynn U. Ceglie is announcing her intention to run for re-election to the Newport City Council representing the 2nd Ward. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 08:20 AM

Former Mayor Up For Re-Election

Former Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop announced his candidacy for the Newport City Council At-Large. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 09:10 AM

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Seeks Re-Election

Representative Ruggiero, a Democrat, was first elected in 2008 as the representative from District 74in Jamestown and Middletown. A Deputy Majority Leader, this year she became the chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee. More...

Posted 8/10/2016 08:05 AM

Voter Registration Deadline

Elections officials are reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline for new voters to register for the September party primaries is Sunday, Aug. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 12:05 PM

Winthrop Launches Comeback Bid

Hoping to put 2014’s election loss behind him, former Newport Mayor Henry F. “Harry” Winthrop is hoping that voters will grant him a sixth City Council term this November. More...

Posted 7/14/2016 01:17 PM

Packed Slate for School Committee

With a deadline of Friday, July 15, it remains to be seen whether all local and statewide declared candidates will gather the voter signatures required to secure a place for their names on this year’s ballot, but it’s fair to say that strong interest More...

Posted 7/14/2016 01:17 PM

Bova Announces

To the Editor:  More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Lavarre Announces

To the Editor:  I am declaring my candidacy at large for the Newport City Council.  More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Smith Announces

To the Editor:  Had enough?!  My name is Mike Smith, and I’m excited to announce my candidacy for House District 75, representing Newport. I am a fellow neighbor, father, and small business owner based here in Newport.  More...

Posted 6/30/2016 01:32 PM

Candidate Deadline June 29

Monday, June 27, 2016 – circle your calendars. On that day, state and local candidates can begin to formally file the necessary paperwork with their local canvassing boards to officially jump into the race for state or local offices. More...

Posted 6/27/2016 11:26 AM