State House Hopefuls Face-Off in Public Forum

  By Christopher Allen Five candidates for State House seats in the upcoming general election met remotely in an Oct. 8 forum to make their case to represent local districts in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Moderated by Erin Donovan Boyle, executive director of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, the 90-minute discussion with candidates for District 71, 72 […]

Newport At Large Council Candidates

. . ELECTION COVERAGE 2020 . . . Jamie Bova Candidates were asked to list their top priorities in 20 words or less and answer the following two questions in 40 words or less. #1 What issue do you feel is the highest priority facing the city and how will you address it? #2 If elected, how will you make […]

Newport Ward Council Candidates

Hugo DeAscentis Ward 1 Candidates Hugo DeAscentis is recently retired, he is 67 years old and has lived in Newport his whole life. Campaign priorities: Keep Newport small and manageable; attract business that is both viable and compatible and resolve North End drainage. #1 The 30-50 acre North End development must be done right for all, increasing the tax […]

City Polling Sites Ready for Election

By James Merolla The Rhode Island Board of Elections has yet to officially approve the final list of the 9 polling locations, but otherwise Newport is ready for what is expected to be the most challenging election in history. Among the changes in polling locations is shifting Precinct 2105 from Donovan Manor to Edward King House, while the site for […]