Monday, November 26, 2012
Narragansett Town Council candidate Patrick Murray thanks all of those who supported his unsuccessful run for office.
Monday, November 26, 2012
To the editor, I would like to thank all my supporters, from the folks who signed my nomination papers back in July to those who worked the polls for me that chilly Election Day. It must be understood that I am not a politician per say but a lifelong resident who cannot stand by and watch our town be systematically razed by special interest or lackadaisical politicians who believe they have been doing a great job. I believe we have left an indelible impression with the political class in our town. Our campaign position was sixth in a five-seat race, but we were all responsible for providing constituents with a clear choice in ideology (Conservatism). This choice provides all citizens and town workers with ownership of their town …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The town clerk swears in a new school committee and town council before a two-hour meeting.
In the first act of business at Monday’s Narragansett Town Council meeting, Narragansett Town Clerk Anne Irons swore in the members of the school committee and town council for new two-year terms. (In case you missed that whole election thing in early November, you can find recaps here and here.) The council voted 5-0 to make James Callaghan council president, and 4-1 to make Susan Cicilline-Buonanno council vice president. Former council president Glenna Hagopian was the vote against. Callaghan thanked former councilors David Crook, Alisa Trainor Fleet and Chris Wilkens for their service. Crook and Fleet did not win re-election to the council, while Wilkens chose to run against Teresa Tanzi for a General Assembly seat and also lost. In …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In a four-day period, police make two arrests, and a town council member finds a phone.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Narragansett Man Arrested for Warrant Alan K. Longtin, 48, of 225 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 8:13 a.m. on Nov. 3. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for Longtin’s arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing related to a Narragansett police charge of driving with a suspended license. According to police, an officer familiar with Longtin from past arrests saw him driving on Point Judith Road near Jerry’s Hardware. A check with dispatchers confirmed a warrant out for his arrest, and a traffic stop was made near Sunset Farm. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Although precincts flip in one General Assembly race, the results are otherwise unchanged with the mail ballot count.
Barring a shocking outcome from a recount or a late challenge to the election results, the candidates everyone thought they had elected after Tuesday remain the same after mail ballot counting Thursday afternoon. The closest race – South Kingstown Town Council – saw the fifth place candidate, Democrat Paul Donnelly, expand his lead from 81 votes to 108 over fellow Democrat Fred Frostic. Seventh place candidate and Republican Sean O’Donnell gained on Frostic, but remains 110 votes behind Donnelly. The mail ballots did flip Narragansett to Republican Chris Wilkens in the District 34 General Assembly race. With the ballots factored in, Wilkens beat Tanzi by 32 votes at St. Mary’s, and lost by one vote at the Pier School, meaning he did carry …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Did your candidate lose? Did they win? Read the postmortem here for Narragansett and South Kingstown candidates.
Although as many as 1,000 mail ballots remain to be counted for South Kingstown, and 600 for Narragansett, most races of the 2012 General Election appear to be settled. Looking for a full rundown for the candidates? Well, here you go! Here is our rundown, in the order of Narragansett, South Kingstown, state and federal races, and ballot questions. NARRAGANSETT TOWN COUNCIL The composition of the Narragansett Town Council will be radically different going forward, as the only incumbents remaining are Susan Cicilline-Buonanno (3,067) and Glenna Hagopian (2,637). Joining them will be James Callaghan, Matthew Mannix (2,829) and Douglas McLaughlin. Callaghan was the top vote-getter with 3,404 votes, and McLaughlin was fifth with 2,527. In sixth…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exercise your civic right to vote! A slew of local races are hotly contested.
Hey listen, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s an election today, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (And if you don’t know, it must mean you don’t have a mail box, or own a TV, or drive, since all those mediums have been splattered with a ridiculous amount of advertising for several months now.) Not sure where your polling place is, or who you’re even voting for? Well, that’s not a great sign. But you can look it up by going here, to the Secretary of State’s website, and they have a neat lookup method. Sample ballots are also available, in case you want to practice before hitting the polls. For the full voter guide, see the attached PDF. This guide includes the full text for the seven state ballot questions. If you’re unfamiliar with the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
In Rhode Island, the voter ID law requires voters to present some sort of ID before they will be allowed to vote tomorrow – here's what you'll need.
Voters in Rhode Island will need to present one of the following forms of ID, according to the R.I. Board of Elections: *The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is issuing free voter photo ID cards to individuals who do not possess any of the valid Photo IDs listed above. See the Secretary of State's website for additional information on the program, or call (401) 222-2340. Except for birth certificates, Social Security cards, and government-issued medical cards, all other non-photo IDs must contain the current name and address of the voter, and must have been issued after the recent general election on Nov. 2, 2010: Any voter who is unable to present valid identification at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
We have the full, hour-long video from the Narragansett Town Council forum on Wednesday night.
Couldn't make it out to hear the forum for Narragansett Town Council candidates on Wednesday night? Have no fear! Thanks to the League of Women Voters, we're able to provide a full copy of that forum, which featured nine of the 10 candidates for office. The video is attached to this story. If you can't watch it on here for some reason, the forums are also being run back on both the Cox and Verizon cable systems. So, pull up a chair and take part in the democratic process! Want to be e-mailed when we have new election coverage? Click the "keep me posted!" button below. Want our election hub page, with all of the other forum videos and profiles of the candidates? Click here! Note: We should also have the Narragansett School Committee forum …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Patch will be live at Narragansett Town Hall to provide coverage of tonight's Q&A and candidates forum for Narragansett School Committee and Narragansett Town Council.
Hi folks! Tonight, we're going to be using the Cover It Live applet for the chat, since it's generally easier to follow along and what not. Please excuse any typos I have in advance though, since it's much tougher to edit with Cover It Live vs. using our usual story template. This story and the chat applet should be live as of 6 p.m. EST, so feel free to comment at that point. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. - For more info, see our preview article from earlier today.
Tonight's forum will have Narragansett School Committee and Narragansett Town Council candidates.
Release courtesy the League of Women Voters. Edited a bit from the original phrasing to take into account the forum tonight. We will also be live blogging from the debate tonight – If you’d like to be e-mailed when that article goes live, click the “keep me posted!” button at the bottom of this story. To educate local voters about the elections on Nov. 6, the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the final “Meet the Candidates” event. The final forum will take place tonight at Narragansett Town Hall. Candidates for Narragansett School Committee will speak from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by Town Council candidates from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patch will be live blogging from the event, and YOU can add your own comments and thoughts …