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Chart a new course for Warren on Nov. 6

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I’ve been a Warren resident for just over a year now, and having grown up in the East Bay, I knew Warren was a place I wanted to live. No other town in the state has the unique blend of opportunity, history, character and diversity that Warren offers. Over the past year […]

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East Providence House candidate Botelho explains ‘Moderate’ turn

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

House 65 candidates Joe Botelho and Gregg Amore engage in their debate Wednesday night.

EAST PROVIDENCE — As former East Providence City Councilor and current General Assembly House District 65 candidate Joe Botelho puts its, he’s 54-years-old and since his birth in 1958 the Democratic Party has had a stranglehold on the State Legislature. His run this election cycle opposite Democratic candidate Gregg Amore under the Moderate Party banner […]

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On Nov. 6, reject status quo in Warren

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Last Monday night the people spoke! It’s now common knowledge that almost 400 voters turned out in adverse conditions to support the Hope & Main project, dramatically exceeding expectations. Due to the overwhelming turnout voters were then asked to relocate from Town Hall to the Middle School. Amazingly, the vast majority did […]

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Little separates Barrington school board candidates

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Incumbent school committee member Bob Shea said there are studies that show the impact of later school start times for older students.

There was little contention among the five school committee candidates at a debate Wednesday night: each contender has the credentials to make a good school committee member. Incumbent Democrat Bob Shea and incumbent Republican Chris Ramsden both praised those running for the board. One of the night’s only disagreements emerged between Mr. Shea and Mr. […]

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District 67 candidate spar over issues

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

State Rep. Jan Malik (left) and challenger Peter Costa Jr. exchanged barbs at a debate Wednesday night.

State Rep. Jan Malik said he did not vote for a state loan to 38 Studios in 2010 but Peter Costa Jr. isn’t buying it. During an Oct. 17 forum in Barrington, Mr. Costa, a Republican running for the House District 67 seat, said he did not think it was a good practice for the […]

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Dist. 66 challengers rip Rep. Hearn at forum

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  4 Comments

State Rep. Joy Hearn (left) held off the challenge from Republican Fred Diel (right) and Independent Eugene Saveory.

Manfred Diel doesn’t see a difference between legislative grants and buying votes. At a candidate forum on Wednesday night, the Republican challenger for House of Representatives Dist. 66 slammed the program during a debate with Democratic incumbent Joy Hearn and Independent candidate Eugene Saveory, who also criticized the program. “It seems like all these grants […]

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A bit more lively, East Providence ‘South’ candidates debate in Riverside

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  2 Comments

Ward 3 City Council candidates Candace Seel and Thomas Rose prepare for the start of their League of Women Voters debate, Oct. 17.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second of two League of Women Voters-sponsored candidate forums in city took place Wednesday night, Oct. 17, at the Riverside Congregational Church where office-seekers for General Assembly Districts 65 and 66 as well as City Council Ward 3 and At-Large School Committee squared off. The forum was a bit more lively […]

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Political opposites, East Providence High School teachers share common ground in classroom

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  1 Comment

EPHS teachers and General Assembly House candidates this election season Keith Anderson (middle, left) and Gregg Amore (far right) are shown during a debate between the Republican and Democrat, respectively, at a political club meeting last spring.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though they reside on opposite sides of the political tracks, East Providence High School teachers and General Assembly candidates Keith Anderson and Gregg Amore have much in common when it comes to the classroom. Mr. Anderson, in his fourth year as an EPHS Business instructor, is running as Republican opposite Democratic incumbent […]

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Party politics dead in Warren? Council hopefuls sound off

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  News  /  14 Comments

The following are the full texts of e-mail responses to a question on the importance of party politics and political designations in Warren, posed by the Warren Times this week to Warren Town Council candidates. The answers were abridged in print for brevity, and in keeping with the topic of the question. Scott Lial (I) […]

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Portsmouth council candidates tilt over wind turbine

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — As the blades of the broken Portsmouth wind turbine sit motionless, the device’s woes have become a hot topic among candidates for Town Council. Disagreement has surfaced over what Portsmouth should do next and who’s to blame for the breakdowns. Democrat Jim Seveney says the first priority should be getting the turbine running […]

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