Voters of the Future

  In keeping with the “Keepers of the Dream,” the awards presented at its annual meeting, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s preschool teacher, Valencia Garrett Friend, and teaching assistant Kyra Bunch, took the opportunity this week to teach their young students about the importance of voting. The class learned about ballots and how they are cast and how […]

Recount Looms for Final At-Large Seat

Three incumbents will likely return to the Newport City Council, while less than one percent separated three other candidates for the final seat in a tight At-Large race that was not yet official on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, a former two-term mayor who has been an At-Large councilor since 2008, was the top vote getter, according to the secretary […]

Technical Glitches Delay Voting Start

The election process in Newport went smoothly thanks to the efficient collection of mail-in and early voting ballots that were counted before Nov. 3. However, there were a couple of minor glitches on Election Day that caused slight delays and confusion for those voters who were first in line when polling locations opened at 7 a.m. At Newport Public Library, […]

Holder, Leonard Hold Thin Leads in Ward Races

Charlie Holder and Kathryn Leonard held leads in their respective Newport City Council races as Election Day drew to a close, but it remained to be seen if their advantages would hold up after the city’s canvassing clerk, Tracy Nelson, announced on Nov. 4 that an untold number of mail-in ballots had not yet been counted. As of Nov. 4, […]

Incumbents Reign in Middletown Races

In a race that included 11 challengers, including many political newcomers, the unofficial tally showed all six of the Middletown Town Council incumbents being re-elected for another two-year term. Although the final mail-in ballots were still being tabulated by the state Board of Elections the day after polls closed, the outstanding ballots remaining in Middletown were not enough to change […]

2020-11-05 E-Edition

Voters of the Future

In keeping with the “Keepers of the Dream,” the awards presented at its annual meeting, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s preschool teacher, Valencia Garrett Friend, and teaching assistant Kyra Bunch, took the opportunity this week to teach their young students about the importance of voting. The class learned about ballots and how they are cast and how the […]

‘Keeper of the Dream’ Annual Awards Given

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center held its Keeper of the Dream awards at its annual meeting online on Oct. 26. The awards are given to those whose outstanding commitment and contribution to the Center most embodies the ideals of Dr. King. “This year, we’re honoring our most extraordinary supporters, under the most extraordinary circumstances,” said executive director […]

Recount Looms for Final At-Large Seat


Three incumbents will likely return to the Newport City Council, while less than one percent separated three other candidates for the final seat in a tight At-Large race that was not yet official on Wednesday, Nov. 4 Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, a former two-term mayor who has been an At-Large councilor since 2008, was the top vote getter, according to the secretary […]

Incumbents Reign in Middletown Races


In a race that included 11 challengers, including many political newcomers, the unofficial tally showed all six of the Middletown Town Council incumbents being re-elected for another two-year term. Although the final mail-in ballots were still being tabulated by the state Board of Elections the day after polls closed, the outstanding ballots remaining in Middletown were not enough to change […]