Tag Archives: Financial Town Meeting

A resident had terse conversation with councilman Joseph Depasquale during a brief intermission.

In Warren, a financial blood letting

In Warren, a financial blood letting

  Warren voters wanted change Monday night and they got it, voting at Financial Town Meeting to slash salaries in several key town positions as they sought to save Warren’s summer recreation program while holding Warren officials accountable for a budget crisis that will see the tax rate increase just over 7 percent this year.

Barrington resident Ivy Rollins Milliken, shown petitioning school officials to add full-day kindergarten, will have the opportunity to vote on a $633,000 amendment at tonight's financial town meeting. The money matches the cost estimate to implement full-day kindergarten this fall.

Full-day kindergarten in Barrington: A $633,000 question

It all comes down to this. One night. One meeting. One chance to vote an additional $633,000 into the school department budget. Tonight, May 22, taxpayers attending the annual financial town meeting in Barrington will be asked to vote yea or nay to Waseca Avenue resident Amy Morton’s amendment, which calls for a significant increase

Appropriations members Tim Sweetser (left) and Kathy Cadigan, shown at a prior meeting, told school officials that staff cuts needed to be made.

Are teacher reductions overdue in Barrington?

Tim Sweetser appeared frustrated. During a meeting Thursday night, the longtime member of the Barrington Committee on Appropriations told members of the school board that he had studied the student enrollment figures for Barrington and seen a downward trend, a trend that did not support hiring more teachers but instead called for the reduction of

Larry Anderson, shown presiding at the 2011 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting, now begins his fourth term in the position.

He didn’t run, but write-ins elect Anderson Little Compton moderator anyway

LITTLE COMPTON — By write-in votes, Larry Anderson is the newly elected Little Compton Town Moderator. He was sworn in on Thursday in Town Hall. No one chose to file as a candidate for Little Compton town moderator last July when it was time for office-seekers to declare their candidacies, so there was no name