Thursday, October 11, 2012
Current Town Council President Elizabeth Dolan is seeking another term.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Name : Elizabeth Dolan Also known as : Liz Date of birth : 19 August 1960 Place of residence : North Kingstown Attended college : Yes College : Wheaton College in Norton, MA Degree : BA in Government Year of graduation : 1982 University : Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA Area of research : JD Year of graduation : 1985 Mother: 1988 - present US Dept of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Washington, DC., Law Clerk, 1985-1987 US Dept of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Baltimore, MD, Trial Attorney, 1987 - 1990 Rhode Island Labor Relations Board, Board Member representing Management, 2000 - present Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Town Council Chamber/district…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Is there room in Quonset for a world-class casino?
Quonset Point may be the ideal spot for a world-class casino in the eyes of Rep. Joseph Trillo (R-Warwick), but the numbers may speak differently. A former Naval base, Quonset Business Park boasts 3,207 acres of land. However, only 468 acres are available for development and 166 of that is either preserved, under option or under negotiation. (Click here to view a map of availability in Quonset Business Park as of June 2011.) “Quonset is a busy place that is getting crowded, and so that will create some challenges,” said Quonset Development Corporation spokesperson David Preston. No detailed plans or legislation have been presented on a proposal for a casino in Quonset Point. Preston estimates developers would need about 175 acres of land…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A public hearing on a structural change to the fire department has been postponed from Jan. 9 to Jan. 23.
The North Kingstown Town Council has postponed a public hearing on a proposed restructuring of the fire department that would move firefighters to 24-hour-long shifts. According to Town Council President Elizabeth Dolan, the town looks to focus on other measures to help lower the department’s costs through its current contract negotiations with the fire union. “Essentially we’re now at the point where we’re having substantive discussions with the fire union [during contract negotiations] and we’d prefer to hold off until we’ve exhausted all opportunities and options,” said Town Council President Elizabeth Dolan. The proposed ordinance would mean 24-hour-long shifts for firefighters, followed by 48 hours off. Currently, North Kingstown …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
With a potential $1.2 million deficit on the horizon for the school department, town officials are looking to halt school spending.
Just hours before Tuesday night’s meeting, members of the North Kingstown School Committee received hand-delivered letter by town police officers, notifying them that the town would not release any funds for the school department. The letters came on the heels of last week’s report that the school department may face a $712,000 deficit this year after unexpected expenditures. That number may climb to as much as $1.2 million, pending the outcome of a union contract with school employees. In the letter sent by town Finance Director Patricia Sunderland, the town cites a state law barring school expenditures from exceeding the revenue appropriated by the town. The law states that “purchase orders or financial commitments shall not be …