The Newport County League is working with Lynne Tungett, owner and editor of Newport This Week, and other local civic and media organizations, to organize virtual forums to help voters learn more about Newport County candidates for state and local office. The other cooperating entities are: Alliance for a Livable Newport, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, WADK, Newport Buzz, and PEG RI-TV. The first forum was August 6, and there will be 4 more before the primary on September 8.
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August 6 Forum: Candidates for House Districts 71 (Terri Cortvriend, Chris Semonelli), District 72, (John Edwards, Michelle McGaw), and District 74, (Deb Ruggerio, Rick Lombardi). Moderator: Joe Pratt executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce.
August 19 Forum: Candidates for Newport City Council At Large - Group 1 (Jamie Bova, Derek Grinkin, William Kimes, Meagan Landry, Justin McLaughlin, Jeanne-Marie Napolitano). Moderator: Jill Kassiss board member and membership chair of the League of Women Voters of RI
August 20 Forum: Candidates for Newport City Council At Large - Group 2 (Lynn Underwood Ceglie, Beth Cullen, Olga H. Enger, Elizabeth Fuerte, Kevin Michaud, Susan Taylor). Moderator: Bruce Newbury WADK host
August 20 Forum: Candidates for Newport City Council Ward 3 (Rachel Hussey, Kate Leonard, Paul Marshall). Moderator: Christian Winthrop Newport Buzz
August 27 Forum: Candidates for Middletown Town Council (non-partisan) - Group 1 (Art Weber, Audrey MacLeod-Pfeiffer, Bob Sylvia, Chris Logan, Dennis Turano, Greg Huet, Terri Flynn, Thomas Welch, Tom Heaney). Moderator – Heather Strout
August 27 Forum: Candidates for Middletown Town Council (non-partisan) - Group 2 (Lawrence Frank, Jim Miller, Paul Rodrigues, Theresa Santos, Dan Titus, Barbara vonVillas, Katie Ventura, Antone Viveiros). Moderator – Evan Smith, Host – Newport This Week
September 2 Forum: Candidates for Newport City Council Third Ward (Kate Leonard, Paul Marshall, Rachel Hussey).