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Lynch congratulates Briden for East Providence Council win

By   /  November 18, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor, I would like to congratulate Jim Briden, my opponent who won the (Ward 1) council seat on November 6. It was a great campaign, but my opponent got the job done to get elected. I wish him the best of luck in his new undertaking. We both worked very hard, and he […]

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Amore acknowledges East Providence House voters, opponent Botelho

By   /  November 18, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of District 65 for entrusting me with the honor of representing their interests in the R.I. General Assembly for the next two years. I am grateful to the many people who allowed me into their homes, shared their ideas and asked […]

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Clupny thanks East Providence School Committee voters

By   /  November 18, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor, Ladies and gentlemen of Ward I, thank you for electing me as your representative on the East Providence School Committee. I am truly honored and humbled by the trust you have placed in me by selecting me for this position. I will do my best in serving you in the coming term. […]

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East Providence City Council-Elect sets executive session

By   /  November 16, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

Ward 3's Tom Rose is considered by many observers to hold the deciding vote on who will take charge of the newly-elected City Council.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The incoming City Council posted an executive session agenda on the Secretary of State’s website Thursday morning, Nov. 15, a meeting expected to produce a new president of the recently-elected body. The session is scheduled for Saturday morning, Nov. 17, in Room 101 of City Hall at 10 o’clock. Councilors-elect Tom Rose […]

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Elections do have consequences

By   /  November 16, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Turn on any television station, read any newspaper website or media blog in recent days and the one phrase most often stated or written over and over again during post-election coverage was that those very “elections have consequences.” There’s no doubt they do, whether it be nationally, state wide or locally. The consequences of the […]

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Rogers has no regrets following East Providence Council election loss

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying he had no regrets about the campaign he just waged, out-going Ward II City Councilor and body president Bruce Rogers recently reflected on his loss to upstart Helder Cunha in last week’s General Election. Mr. Rogers, a veteran of city politics, said he wasn’t quite sure how to react to the […]

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Emptying out East Providence election night notebook

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Helder Cunha accepts a congratulatory handshake from a supporter following his victory over Bruce Rogers Tuesday in the Ward 2 City Council election.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Several of the candidates and politically active members of the city were still stirring Wednesday, Nov. 7, the day after the 2012 General Election, which had incumbent Bruce Rogers, despite a primary victory and almost a year of campaigning, upset by first-time candidate Helder Cunha in the Ward 2 Council race. For […]

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Cunha upsets incumbent Rogers in East Providence City Council race

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

Helder Cunha pumps his fist in the air after the results of his victory over Ward 2 City Council incumbent Bruce Rogers were announced Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

EAST PROVIDENCE — On a night when most of the supposed favorites won their respective races in city, upstart Helder Cunha pulled off the most surprising result of the evening as he easily defeated incumbent and City Council President Bruce Rogers in the Ward 2 election. Per the official results from the Secretary of State’s […]

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Voting turnout heavy in Portsmouth

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

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PORTSMOUTH — Heavy voting and some moderate to long lines in the four biggest polling places have been the norm in Portsmouth this election day. Registrar of Voters Madeleine Pencak said waits of from 20 to as much as 45 minutes have been reported from time to time at the larger voting locations such as […]

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Long lines await East Providence voters

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

A long line greeted voters in most East Providence polling places Tuesday.

EAST PROVIDENCE — A check around the numerous polling places in city Election Day, Nov. 6, confirmed long lines and substantial waits for voters wishing to cast their ballots, much of which was based in part on the sheer volume of people participating in the process and the lack of enough workers at the sites. […]

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