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- Vice chair of the council, this Newport native is a former special education teacher and former director of Special Education for Newport Public Schools. She is also a lecturer in the education department at Salve Regina University.
- A trustee for St. Joseph's Church, Connolly graduated from College of Our Lady of the Elms with a bachelor's degree, and also has a master's in education from Rhode Island College.
- She can be reached at 401-847-4912 or MConnolly@cityofnewport.com.