Friday, September 7, 2012
Five things to know for Sept. 7.
1. Tomorrow's race day for the NK5K. The annual event returns this year to the high school. Youth races start at 8:30 a.m. while the 5K starts at 10 a.m. For more info and to register, click here. 2. The Rhode Island Dahlia Society is holding its second show of the year this weekend in North Kingstown. Head over to the Cold Spring Community Center Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3. Have some household hazardous waste to get rid of? Dispose of your oil-based paint, fluorescent lights and more at this weekend's Eco-Depot. Runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the public works building on Davisville Road. 4. Tuesday is election day. Well, the primary elections that is. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. across town…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is Sunday, Aug 12.
Planning to vote in Statewide Primary on Sept. 11? Your final day to register to vote is fast approaching. New voters (or voters who need to make a change to their voter registration) have until Sunday, Aug. 12 to do so. Register this week at the North Kingstown Board of Canvassers' office in town hall Monday through Friday this week, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The canvassers' office will also be open on Sunday from 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Regular mail ballot application must be received by the Board of Canvassers by Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. Emergency mail ballots will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 22. In North Kingstown, State Rep. Laurence Ehrhardt (R- Dist. 32, North Kingstown) will have to duke it out with Republican Sharon Gamba in the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Former town councilor Robert Craven has been picked to oppose Republicans State Rep. Larry Ehrhardt and Sharon Gamba in the fall.
The Republican Party will have a Democratic challenger for General Assembly's District 32, representing North Kingstown. The Rhode Island Democratic Party's chairman has picked local lawyer Robert E. Craven to face off against Republicans State Rep. Laurence Ehrhardt (the incumbent) and Sharon Gamba, according to the Providence Journal. Both of the state's Republican and Democratic chairmen had 24 hours following Wednesday's candidates' filing deadline to find candidates for unchallenged seats. According to the Providence Journal, one out of every five incumbents in the General Assembly is running unopposed. Only the Democrats chose to seize the opportunity and plugged in the hole for the District 32 seat, where the only candidates were …
Check out the list of candidates who've filed for North Kingstown seats.
As the 2012 election season heats up, the pool of candidates for North Kingstown's town council and school committee are racking up after last week's filing date. The school committee has three of its seven seats up for grabs – and six candidates seeking a spot on the table come December. Terms for members Lynda Avanzato, Melvoid Benson and Dick Welch are all expiring this year. Though both Avanzato and Benson will seek re-election, Welch is setting his sights on a spot on the town council this year instead. Kenneth Carter, the former longtime state representative who was ousted from his spot in the General Assembly by Republican Doreen Costa in 2010, has also declared his candidacy for a spot on the school committee. The town council, on …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The school committee's vice chair is seeking a spot on the town council this November.
Another contender is putting his hat in the ring for a seat on the North Kingstown Town Council. Richard Welch, vice chair of the North Kingstown School Committee, is seeking a spot on the town council in the upcoming election. Welch, a Democrat, has served on the NK School Committee since 2008, briefly serving as the committee’s chair until stepping down to serve as vice chair this past year. Welch’s motivation to move from the school side to the town side stems from recent actions by the town council, he said. “There’ve been a number of things that this council has done that are contrary to the better interest of the community,” said Welch, pointing to the “debacle with wind turbines" and other actions. Additionally, Welch sees the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Collins, an Independent, is a lifelong Rhode Islander who has been gaining prominence in the state over the past few years as an organizer, environmental activist and voice for the disaffected.
Pledging to bring government back to the people, Abel Collins, a 33-year-old Matunuck resident, environmental activist, poet and political newcomer announced he is challenging Congressman James Langevin for Rhode Island’s second congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This campaign is going to be about more than just making a point,” Collins said last week from the podium of the State House’s state room at a press conference where he announced his candidacy. “I am in this race to win.” Collins is a graduate of Brown University and a program director for the Sierra Club. He lives in Matunuck with his wife and four children. Collins, running as an Independent, has four major platform issues that will be the focus…
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
Monday, November 28, 2011
Ken McKay of North Kingstown has stepped down as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
- On WPRI
Monday, November 28, 2011