Thursday, April 4, 2013
Former Dist. 2 congressional candidate Michael G. Riley, 56, is charged with resisting arrest and drunken driving early Wednesday morning in Narragansett.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department and files at Fourth Division District Court in Wakefield. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Michael G. Riley, 56, of 444 Ocean Road, Narragansett, a former Dist. 2 republican nominee for Congress, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Wednesday by Narragansett police and charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to Narragansett Police Department reports, patrolman James M. Fitzgerald was monitoring traffic from the parking lot of Maridee Bait and Tackle at about 1:45 a.m. Fitzgerald wrote that he saw a grey Lexus traveling south on …
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 …
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. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Candidate Chris Wilkens wants your vote for District 34 on Nov. 6.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
To the editor, I believe that the only legitimate reason to run for General Assembly in 2012 is out of an overwhelming concern for the now and future of our community and state. This is why I am running and ask for your vote. We must stop drifting from crisis to crisis without a vision, sense of purpose or urgency to fix the problems that have plagued our state for so long. All of my campaign literature and yard signs all have the motto – “Restore Rhode Island." I am committed to finding solutions that will help make our state a place where people and business move to, not from... Where the tax burden is among the lowest, not the highest... Where employment opportunities for our children are plentiful, not rare… And where the …
The chairwoman of the South Kingstown School Committee is endorsing Teresa Tanzi for another term.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
To the editor, It is important to hold incumbents accountable for their elected service; it is also important to recognize incumbents who merit another term. This election year, Teresa Tanzi is an incumbent who merits being re- elected to serve District 34 in the RI General Assembly House of Representatives. In my experience, Teresa clearly demonstrated a pro-active approach. She could be seen at school committee and Town Council meetings as well as other community meetings throughout her two-year term. She was accessible, constituent concerns were listened to and heard, and legislative remedies were pursued. As a freshman, Teresa quickly established herself as a credible legislator. She was deeply involved in the issues sponsoring and co…
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.