Sunday, October 21, 2012
As we move closer to Election Day, the candidates are all scurrying to showcase their platforms via TV ads. Thankfully, we know they mean what they say because they end each ad with "I Approve This Message."
Well folks, we’re getting closer to the finish line — at the time of this writing, Election Day is only 18 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes away. We all know the outcome—one of the candidates will be elected, and with that said, we’ll only have to put up with a couple more weeks of watching political ads, looking at signage all over town, and enjoying the spirited posts that our dear friends post on Facebook who are rooting for the other party. You know the friends I’m referring to, right? We all know someone who can’t help themselves but to rant and rave about their political stance and then throw the rest of us who don’t agree under a fast-moving bus. I love politics as much as the next guy, but somehow I’ve managed to stay on speaking …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Three candidates are already out of the running for seats on the town council and school committee.
The pool of candidates for seats on the North Kingstown Town Council and School Committee has just shrunk by three. According to the Board of Canvassers, three candidates failed to hand signatures to get on the ballot for this fall’s election. Current School Committee Member Larry Ceresi, who declared his candidacy for a seat on the town council, did not pick up the necessary forms to submit signatures Ceresi said he filed for town council because he was “seriously considering a run” but wanted to give himself a bit more time to make a decision. Instead, Ceresi said he hopes to finish his second term on the school committee (set to expire in 2014). However, the results of the November’s election may change that, he adds. “Hopefully voters …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting North Kingstown and South County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, North Kingstown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws closer. (Italics denote incumbents.) LOCAL STATE NATIONAL STATE QUESTIONS LOCAL QUESTIONS
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Rhode Island holds its Presidential Primary today. Here's where to find the info you need if you're voting in NK.
In one of the final contests of the 2012 Presidential race, Rhode Island holds its primary vote today. Whether you're voting for Newt, Paul, Romney or Obama, here's a quick rundown of what you need to know. Where do I vote? Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis' office mantains a Voter Information Center polling place search website, where voters can find where to vote. North Kingstown will have two polling locations, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Davisville Middle School and Cold Spring Community Center. Check out a sample of the ballot here: 2012 Presidential Primary Ballot. What's the deal? A primary is one state's vote for candidates who are running for president, prior to the general election in November. It's also a vote for…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Want to vote in the April 24 presidential primary? Make sure you're registered!
Friday, March 23, 2012
The following information was provided by the Office of the Secretary of State. North Kingstown voters have until Saturday to register to vote in the April 24 presidential primary. According to Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, town offices have made arrangements to be open on Saturday to allow residents to register last minute. North Kingstown Town Hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, Mollis’ Providence office – located at 148 West River Street – will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s deadline isn’t just targeted at first-time voters, but voters who have moved or changed their names since they last time they voted to update their information. “Four years ago voters turned out in record numbers. We are …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Republican Joe Thompson has announced he plans to resign from the North Kingstown School Committee Wednesday night.
Republican Joe Thompson plans to officially step down from the North Kingstown School Committee Wednesday night. The first-term committee member will hand in his letter of resignation at Wednesday night's North Kingstown Republican Town Committee meeting after a contentious year on the School Committee. For Thompson, the frustrations came to a head at the committee’s Dec. 13 meeting when Chair Kimberly Page allowed a revote of a $6.4-million bond issue to repair schools and barred exemptions from the night’s consent agenda, prompting Thompson and fellow School Committee member Bill Mudge to walk out of the meeting. Thompson believes that, in that meeting, the committee violated Robert's Rules of Order – a handbook for operations and rules …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Five things to know for Dec. 5.
The North Kingstown Town Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Beechwood Center. On tonight's agenda, the council will hold a public hearing about changes to the town's ordinances regarding political signs. Last year, North Kingstown made headlines after the ACLU filed suit against the town on behalf of congressional candidate John Matson regarding restrictions on the size of his political signs. Who doesn't love a free movie? Catch "Sarah's Key" tonight at the North Kingstown Free Library at 6 p.m. The Healthy Places by Design project returns with a work group discussion on making healthy food more accessible to residents. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at West Bay YMCA. Tuesday night, the North Kingstown Planning Commission will hold a …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Mark Zaccaria has announced he will not repeat his challenge against Rep. James Langevin next year.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Rain failed to deter the Tea Party Express and crowd from overtaking Wilson Park Wednesday morning.
Armed with umbrellas and patriotic garb, more than 150 Tea Party supporters hit the soggy grass and puddle-ridden pavement of Wilson Park to catch the Tea Party Express as it stopped in Rhode Island. The pair of buses rolled into the parking lot just around 11:30 a.m., along with another vehicle carrying Tea Party member Sharron Angle. Angle, who narrowly lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last fall for the congressional seat in Nevada, spoke to the crowd about the Tea Party ideals and her background. Angle got involved with politics after a judge told her she could not home-school her child. She then went on to serve on her town's school board and became a state lawmaker before her congressional bid. She urged members of the crowd …