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Preserve Portsmouth polls council candidates

By   /  October 26, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

PORTSMOUTH — The group Preserve Portsmouth surveyed town council candidates on four issues this fall and has posted their responses on its website — http://preserveportsmouth.org/ Candidates were asked: 1. Do you support the Aquidneck Land Trust’s proposal to conserve and enhance the Glen, and do you believe residents should be given a chance to vote on […]

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Portsmouth voters face boatload of questions

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

PORTSMOUTH — Voters here have their work cut out for them when they head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 6. In addition to choosing between Obama and Romney and among a host of state and local candidates, Portsmouth voters face seven statewide questions and eight specific to their home town. The local questions are […]

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East Providence Coalition hosts final debate of 2012 election cycle

By   /  October 24, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Lawrence Hey, his wife, Leslie and son, Steven, 12, listen to Ward 1 council candidates debate.

EAST PROVIDENCE — An overflow crowd gathered for most of the evening Wednesday night, Oct. 24, in the Newman Congregational Church gym for the East Providence Coalition-sponsored debate among candidates running for General Assembly House Districts 63 and 65 as well as those for City Council At-Large and Wards 1, 2 and 3. The most […]

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Barrington School Committee candidates talk middle school options

By   /  October 24, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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The Barrington School Committee was recently presented with a pair of options for the future of Barrington Middle School including a new building and a get-renovation with an addition. This week’s question asked candidates which option they favor an why. Here are their responses: CHRIS RAMSDEN – “The building committee has recently recommended two choices; […]

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Barrington Town Council candidates weigh public sentiment vs. official information

By   /  October 24, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  2 Comments

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In the latest question of the week, Barrington Town Council candidates were asked the following: “When dealing with municipal issues, how much consideration will you give public sentiment versus information offered by town officials?” Here were their responses: DON NESSING – “While most municipal issues will impact all residents, some may only directly impact smaller […]

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Tattrie playing politics with board appointments

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  3 Comments

To the editor: During Thursday night’s candidate forum a question was directed to Councilwoman Cathie Tattrie regarding the methods used to evaluate applicants for board appointments.  Ms. Tattrie responded by stating she favored protocol to promote alternates in spite of the qualifications and experience of other applicants. Now I find this interesting since protocol was not used several years ago when I […]

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Warren council candidates make their pitch

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

Warren Town Council president Chris Stanley, standing, address Ray Palmieri at Thursday night's town council forum.

There weren’t many audience members there to listen, but six of the eight candidates running for Warren Town Council spent nearly two hours last Thursday evening giving their take on the issues facing Warren at a public forum sponsored by the Rhode Island Voters Coalition. The forum, held at Warren Town Hall, drew councilors Chris […]

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Tiverton candidates deny plotting against FTR

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — Tiverton Citizens for Change (TCC)  is floating a phony issue by suggesting that some candidates are plotting a return to the former town meeting form of government. So say several candidates who were not endorsed by the TCC in a letter to the Times this week. TCC member and Town Council candidate Nancy […]

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Rose has done plenty as East Providence City Councilman

By   /  October 21, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  2 Comments

To the editor: In last week’s edition of the Post, an article presented the question, “What has Rose really done?” When I am faced with a question, I am impelled to attempt to find the answer or answers. I actually found this question easy to answer. I realize it was a bit of a sarcastic […]

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“Dirty politics” won’t keep candidate out of Bristol’s council race

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

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Someone in town hall may be involved in what Diana Campbell calls “dirty politics” aimed at thwarting her run for town council. In a memo dated Oct. 9 and addressed to Ms. Campbell, town solicitor, Michael Ursillo, a partner at Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd., wrote: “It is my understanding that Mosiaco receives CSBG funding. […]

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