Silvia will be tough to replace on Newport School Committee

Jan 30, 2020 220

Kathleen Silvia left her position on the School Committee this week after 42 years of almost uninterrupted service to the city she loved. “It was a difficult decision, but I did it for medical reasons,” she told The Daily News on Tuesday. “I loved working on the committee, but it was time to give someone else a chance at it.”

Silvia has been unable to attend committee meetings since March 2019 as she worked on her health issues for a comeback. She suffered a brief setback, but has been recuperating well and sounds like herself on the phone.

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