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November 6th, 2014

Skippers still undefeated after shutout of WW

November 6, 2014

WEST WARWICK — You couldn’t help but feel Saturday’s Division II-B football game between undefeated North Kingstown and West Warwick was a changing-of-the-guard moment for both teams.
The Skippers’ 27-0 victory at Maznicki Field earned North Kingstown the No. 1 seed from their side of the division in the upcoming Division II playoffs, while the defeat means West Warwick’s reign as Division II champions came to an end thanks to a fifth-straight defeat.

Republicans make big gains in local races

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Candidate Vic Pichette did not gain a seat on the next council, but the Republican was congratulating his colleagues on Tuesday evening at the Carriage Inn and Saloon for their party’s big gains.
“I am thrilled,” he said. “I am ok with losing, and I mean that.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Craven tops Gamba for House Dist. 32

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On a night when many Democratic candidates in the local elections fell to Republican challengers, at the state level the parties for North Kingstown will be more evenly represented.
Incumbents Robert Craven, Sr., a Democrat, and Republican Doreen Costa won House Districts 32 and 31. Craven took 51.8 percent of the overall vote, while challenger and Republican Sharon Gamba gained 47.8 percent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee tramples Callaghan in Senate Dist. 35 race

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Republican candidate Mark Gee has taken the District 35 Senate Seat that includes East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Narragansett and South Kingstown.
Gee took the seat with 5,642 votes over opponent Democrat James Callaghan with 4,729 votes. After serving on the East Greenwich Town Council from 2010 until 2014 and the East Greenwich Board of Fire Commissioners from 2008 to 2013, Gee will continue to serve the residents of East Greenwich as Senator.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Democrats in Exeter take hard hit

November 6, 2014

EXETER—Residents in Exeter may not have gotten a recall of the town council this past year, but two sitting town councilmen will not be back as Republicans Kevin McGovern and Daniel Patterson gained places at the table.
Incumbents on the Exeter Town Council Robert Johnson and William Monahan received onLY 9.6 and 9.3 percent, respectively of the town vote, while Independent Raymond Morrissey Jr. gained the most nods with 1,274 to become the next council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New York man arrested in Exeter for felony possession of a firearm

November 6, 2014

EXETER—A New York man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested by Rhode Island State Police during a traffic stop on Route 95 Saturday evening. According to a release from U.S. District Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Mathew A. Soscia, 23, of Larchmont, New York, is currently being detained in federal custody after he was caught driving well over the speed limit and ‘crossing several lanes.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man dies in fire

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Fire Department, an elderly man passed away on Monday due to injuries sustained in a house fire. At approximately 12:58 a.m. early Monday morning, North Kingstown Fire Department received a call regarding a fire at 223 Annaquatucket Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the two-story building engulfed in flames. A family living on the second floor was evacuated without serious injury, but 74 year-old Leroy Madison was rushed to Kent County Hospital.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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