Saturday, October 6, 2012
We have the full, hour-long video from the House District 33 and 34 forum on Wednesday night.
Couldn't make it out to hear the forum for candidates for House District 33 and 34 on Wednesday night? Have no fear! Thanks to the League of Women Voters, we're able to provide a full copy of that forum, which featured all of the candidates for office. The video is attached to this story. If you can't watch it on here for some reason, the forums are also being run back on both the Cox and Verizon cable systems. So, pull up a chair and take part in the democratic process! Want to be e-mailed when we have new election coverage? Click the "keep me posted!" button below.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Patch will be live at Narragansett Town Hall to provide coverage of tonight's Q&A and candidates forum.
Hi folks! Tonight, we're going to be using the Cover It Live applet for the chat, since it's generally easier to follow along and what not. Please excuse any typos I have in advance though, since it's much tougher to edit with Cover It Live vs. using our usual story template.
Come out to Narragansett Town Hall to hear candidates for Senate districts 37 and 38, and House districts 35 and 36.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Release courtesy the League of Women Voters. Edited a bit from the original phrasing to take into account the forum tonight. We will also be live blogging from the debate tonight – If you’d like to be e-mailed when that article goes live, click the “keep me posted!” button at the bottom of this story. To educate local voters about the elections on Nov. 6, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend three upcoming “Meet the Candidates Nights” events. The second forum will take place tonight at Narragansett Town Hall. Candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 35 and 36 speak from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by Rhode Island House of Representatives Candidates for District 33 and 34 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The local league will…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Republican Charles Stamm will not seek re-election in November.
The North Kingstown Town Council will have at least one new member in November as Republican Charles Stamm will not be seeking re-election. Stamm's decision to part ways with public office in North Kingstown was a geographical one. During the winter months, Stamm and his wife have been living at their home in Florida. To attend the council's biweekly meetings, Stamm flew up to Rhode Island every two weeks. "That really did become a burden financially and physically," said Stamm. "It was just not consistent with serving on the council at 110 percent." Stamm was first elected to the council in 2008, along with four other brand new council members – Carol Hueston, Elizabeth Dolan, Michael Bestwick and Steve DeToy. According to Stamm, the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Town Republican Committee throws its support to a crop of old and new candidates.
The North Kingstown Republican Town Committee has endorsed a crop of candidates for town council and school committee in the upcoming November elections. With all five council members’ terms expiring this November, the NK GOP is endorsing sitting members Elizabeth Dolan (currently serving as the council president) and Carol Hueston, who have both been on the council since 2008. Joining them on the GOP’s endorsement list are Kerry McKay (whose family runs McKay’s Furniture), Mark Hawkins (owner of Rolling Greens Golf Course) and Brent Cleaveland. In a press release, the NK GOP Committee Chair Jim McGuire said that the group agrees that the town must embrace “business friendly principles.” The group as a whole also looks to focus on …