Tuesday, March 12, 2013
You still have time to buy cookies, as the South Kingstown Town Council honored local girl scouts on Monday night.
Tuesday, March 12
Today marks the 101st anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. At the March 11 meeting of the South Kingstown Town Council, the Council proclaimed the week of March 10 to March 16 Girl Scout Week in the Town of South Kingstown. To celebrate, Girl Scouts from South Kingstown presented the Town Council members with Girl Scout cookies. Still looking to feed your cookie fix this year? To find cookies near you, visit www.gsri.org or download the free Girl Scout Cookie Finder App for iPhone or Android from www.girlscoutcookies.org. Girl Scouts will sell cookies at the following local booth sales: Want to be e-mailed when we have new stories on or releases from the Girl Scouts? Click the “keep me posted!” button below.
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, October 25, 2012
Susan Rivera Russo, a former resident of Matunuck, criticizes its treatment from the town and the CRMC.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
To the editor, It took them – the Coastal Resources Management Council and the Town of South Kingstown – almost 40 years to "decide" on how to preserve Matunuck from disaster and oblivion. The resolution was to build a wall and have it built by October. Granted, as of this writing, there are six days left in the month to execute "their" plans, which is more like trying to work a miracle. It appears that the only thing to be "executed” will be Matunuck. Shame on you, Mr. Alfred. Shame on you, present and past members of the South Kingstown Town Council. Shame on you, CRMC. But once again, what do any of you care??? You do 'not' lose your home, your job or your business. You lose "nothing." There is just so much that people can take, …
Friday, October 12, 2012
We have the full, hour-long video from the House District 35 and 36 forum on Wednesday night.
Couldn't make it out to hear the forum for candidates for House District 35 and 36 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 all of the 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. Looking for video from the Senate District 37 and 38 forum? Click here!
We have the full, hour-long video from the Senate District 37 and 38 forum on Wednesday night.
Couldn't make it out to hear the forum for candidates for Senate District 37 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 all of the candidates for office. The video is attached to this story. We'll be posting the South Kingstown Town Council forum from the same night, as well as the video from the future debates. And 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! Note: The lone candidate for District 38, Dennis Algiere, could not attend because of a prior committee. Algiere is running unopposed for his seat. Want…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Patch will be live at Narragansett Town Hall to provide coverage of tonight's Q&A and candidates forum.
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.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
We have the full, hour-long video from the House District 33 and 34 forum on Wednesday night.
Couldn't make it out to hear the forum for candidates for House District 33 and 34 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 all of the 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.