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August 22, 2017

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Newport Mayor Endorses Mike Smith in Senate District 13 Race

In a letter to the editor, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop endorsed Mike Smith for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Wednesday. “Rarely do I venture into partisan politics but I am compelled to do so in the District 13 Senate race. I am supporting the business oriented, jobs focussed candidate, moderate Mike Smith,” said Winthrop

Green Party Senate District 13 candidate misses campaign finance filing deadline

Gregory Larson, the Newport resident who had filed to run as the Green Party candidate for the state Senate seat that was vacated by M. Teresa Paiva Weed this spring, has failed to file his final campaign finance report, required seven days before the August 22 election. Larson also has not returned phone calls or

PODCAST: Lt. Governor Dan McKee on National Grid’s Proposed Rate Hike

With National Grid’s proposed rate increase of 53% on the energy portion of your electric bill, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is urging Rhode Islanders to seek alternatives. McKee joined us to talk about the rate hike, and how Rhode Islanders can avoid paying the legislature’s upcoming special session on September 19th, including the controversy surrounding

Anti-casino group surveys Senate District 13 candidates with gambling questions

Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling (CCACG) released the following District 13 Senate Candidates survey results today. “To better inform District 13 voters about the Senate candidates’ positions on gambling in RI, we are pleased to share the results of our survey,” CCACG President Liz Taber said. “We appreciate the three candidates who took the time

Senate District 13 Candidates Participate in Radio Forum on Tuesday Night

What’sUpNewp and AM 1540 WADK hosted a Senate District 13 Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening live on the air at AM 1540 WADK. Republican candidate Mike Smith, Democratic candidate Dawn Euer and Independent candidate Kim Ripoli participated in the two hour forum that was moderated by Frank Prosnitz, news editor of What’sUpRhode Island and on-air

First-ever Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K held on Saturday

Summer storms did little to deter the runners and walkers that partook in the first-ever Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K on Saturday. While rain pelted volunteers during set up, the skies cleared just in time for the 7:30 AM start. The race, which took participants from Portsmouth to Bristol on a 3.1-mile course, was the first—ever pedestrian event

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