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November 8th, 2012

Giarrusso wins District 30 seat

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — For the last 20 years, a Republican has held the District 30 House of Representatives and that trend will continue after the final votes were tallied at the state’s Board of Elections on Thursday afternoon.

Anthony Giarrusso, an East Greenwich resident who is the CEO of a jewelry company in Johnston, officially won the District 30 seat that was held by Robert A. Watson for two decades in what was an extremely close race.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire merger referendum passes

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The process of altering a form of town government that has been in place since John Adams was president took its first step to possibly becoming a reality Tuesday night.

By an overwhelming majority, Question 8, a non-binding referendum which asked residents if they want the East Greenwich Fire District to merge with the Town, passed with 65.3 percent of the vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gifford, new faces earn seats on EGSC

November 8, 2012

With three seats to fill, the town of East Greenwich voted back in the current chairperson, while also inviting two new faces to join the East Greenwich School Committee.

Five candidates campaigned with newcomer Democrat Carolyn Mark just edging Democrat and current Chairperson Deidre S. Gifford for the highest number of votes Tuesday night.

The third highest count went to another newcomer Republican Clark R. Smith.

Newcomers Independent Domenic Marcone and Eugene P. Quinn were unsuccessful in their bids for seats on the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council remains intact

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — There were some changes in various elections within the town Tuesday evening. But one area of government will remain the same for the next two years.

The Town Council.

All five sitting members of the Council – all Republicans – earned new two-year terms after Tuesday’s general election, with one earning his first official term and will be at the forefront of making decisions that will affect East Greenwich going forward.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Veteran's Day parade this Sunday

November 8, 2012

The East Greenwich Veteran's Day parade will commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday starting from Academy Field, march through First Avenue and conclude at Town Hall on Main Street.

The Grand Marshall for this year's parade will be Bill Stott, a local veteran of the United States Navy.

The Kentish Guards, the Varnum Continentals, the Pawtuxet Rangers and the East Greenwich High School Band will also be marching in Sunday's parade.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 7th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

November 8, 2012

As the dust settles on the 2012 general election, only one question remains: Who won?
In North Kingstown and Exeter, that's apparently a question for another day as, thanks to a large number of mail-in ballots, both town council races remained in doubt long after the polls closed.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you all the latest information on the races you care most about and give you a first-hand view of the day that was in both communities.
Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board of Elections calls it a night; Mail-in ballot results won't be available until Thursday

November 7, 2012

We've got an update on the mail-in ballot situation.
According to multiple sources, the state's Board of Elections has called it quits today in its attempt to count an estimated 18,000 mail-in ballots statewide and will resume the task tomorrow.
The Standard-Times spoke to representatives from the board and they insist that final numbers in the local contested races will be released at the same time. You can view updates on the board's website at (http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2012/general_election/).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Elections too close to call in NK, Exeter

November 7, 2012

Election night has come and gone and there are still a number of unsettled races in North Kingstown and Exeter.
With an estimated 1,100 mail-in ballots left to be counted in NK, a total of six votes separated incumbent NK Town Council member Carol Hueston from Independent candidate Colin O'Sullivan for the fifth and final seat on the council.
In Exeter, meanwhile, Bob Johnson currently trails Republican Dan Patterson by four votes with 130 mail-in ballots remaining.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 6th

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: NK voters should approve all four local ballot questions(OPINION)

November 7, 2012

On November 6th, North Kingstown voters will decide on four amendments to the town charter. As a member of this year’s charter revision commission, let me explain the rationale for these changes.
The first question deals with limiting the terms of appointed members of boards, commissions and committees to 12 consecutive years, after which the citizen would have to take two years off before being reappointed. However, if the person has special qualifications the town council may reappoint him or her by unanimous vote. For example, this might apply to the planning board or audit committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett boys soccer heading to D-II final

November 6, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - The last time the Narragansett boys soccer team made a championship match, most of its current players' parents were in high school.
Saturday the Mariners play in their first title game since 1987 trying to win their first title since 1986 thanks to a 2-0 win over Lincoln in the Division II semifinals at East Greenwich High School Tuesday night.
Narragansett will play Classical, which went 13-1-1 this season, is the No. 1 seed and beat Westerly in the other semifinal prior to the Mariners' match with Lincoln.

 

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