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Dave Carlin

Letter to the Editor, Newport Daily News
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About Dave Carlin

  • I am 46 years old, and I’ve been married to my wife, Patricia (Lynch) Carlin, since 2001. Trish is the daughter of Carol Lynch and the late Jay Lynch.
  • We live in a home we have owned for 11 years, at 3 Rose Street in Newport’s Fifth Ward neighborhood.
  • I grew up in the northern end of the city, at 37 Bedlow Avenue, the son of David Carlin Jr. and Maureen Carlin.
  • I went through the Newport public schools, K-12, graduating from Rogers in 1988. After that I attended Rhode Island College.
  • Early in my career I worked for Fidelity Investments as an institutional investment advisor for several years. Later I served for 12 years as Vice-President of Government Affairs for business advocacy organization, NRI Chamber of Commerce. I am currently a small business consultant and micro business association advisor.
  • I am an active member of St. Augustin church, serving as religious education teacher, as lector, and as co-chair, along with my wife Trish, of the parish Catholic Charity Appeal.
  • I am also a member of the Rogers High School Alumni Association, The Point Association, Save the Bay, Newport County NAACP, Hibernians, and Friends of the Newport Library.
  • I have been a member of the Newport School Committee for the past 2 years, having been elected in 2014.
  • For questions please call 849-3748 or 862-5027 or email to

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