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November 6th

Fain, Sun, Winters, Osborne in SC

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The four open positions on the East Greenwich School Committee have now been filled by Independents Yan Sun and Michael Fain, Republican Mary Ellen Winters and Democrat David Osborne, following the general election Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raimondo takes it with 40 percent

November 6, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The race looked close as the first precincts began to report results from the Rhode Island governor’s race, but in the end, Democrat Gina Raimondo was victorious. Raimondo, who beat Republican Allan Fung with 40.1 percent of the vote, is the first woman to be elected governor in the Ocean State.
“Rhode Island is ready for a governor who is going to turn this state around,” Raimondo said in her victory speech, going on to repeat a campaign slogan: “It’s time to get Rhode Island back to work.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Filippi defeats Walsh, new TC members elected

November 6, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Turnout was steady Tuesday at the polls in Charlestown as voters cast their ballots to elect a new town council, a new town moderator and a new state representative for District 36.
Donna Walsh, who was first elected to state representative for District 36, which includes Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown and Westerly, in November 2006, was defeated Tuesday by Blake Filippi. Filippi, an Independent, received 1,707 votes or 59.1 percent of the vote, to Walsh’s 1,177 votes, or 40.7 percent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Minor changes to Hopkinton as 2014 race concludes

November 6, 2014

HOPKINTON — On Tuesday, town residents voted to keep four of its town council members, re-elect a former one, and let a longtime member go.
At 44 percent, the election turnout was high: of the town’s registered 5,988 voters, 2,632 cast ballots. In addition, there are 100 mail-in ballots yet to be tabulated.
With 1,610 votes, Independent incumbent Barbara Capalbo took first place. In second place, current town council president Frank Landolfi, an Independent, received 1,496 votes. Current town council vice president Sylvia Thompson, a Democrat, came in third with 1,434 votes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Republicans dominate in Richmond

November 6, 2014

RICHMOND — Town council power shifted from the Democrats to the Republicans, three to two, in Tuesday night’s election. Republicans Henry R. Oppenheimer and Paul H. Michaud, both incumbents, were joined by Charles W. More, who is on the town’s planning board. Also elected were current town council president B. Joseph Reddish III and former council president Ronald D. Newman, both Democrats.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Three new faces elected to Chariho School Committee

November 6, 2014

In Tuesday’s election, twelve candidates ran for seven seats on the Chariho School Committee. Four of the six incumbents won re-election and three out of the six newcomers were voted in.
In Richmond, newcomer, Kevin McGreevy, a Republican, upset incumbent Robert Cardozo 1,537 votes to 1,077 votes. Cardozo had served on the school committee for four years. McGreevy, a pharmacist, has lived in Rhode Island since 1987 and is married with two sons.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 5th

Final push for Narragansett hopefuls

November 5, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Thousands of Narragansett residents hit the polls on Tuesday to vote in the mid-term elections. With approximately 12,000 registered voters in town, the five local polling places were busy and held steady throughout the day. Voters visited the Mettatuxet Yacht Club, the St. Veronica’s Chapel, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, the North Beach Club House, and the Narragansett Pier Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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