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November 7th

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

Early morning voters greeted with wrong ballots in West Kingston

November 6, 2012

WEST KINGSTON-Voters had difficulty submitting ballots at West Kingston Elementary School early yesterday when trying to cast their votes for the 2012 election. Voting was stopped after the polls opened at 7 a.m. when poll workers noticed the ballots were incorrect and meant for North Kingstown. Although seven voters received the wrong ballots, their votes were voided and not cast. The school received the correct ballots and opened for voting at 9 a.m. South Kingstown Representative for General Assembly, Spencer E. Dickinson was less than pleased about the voting mishap.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 5th

NK voters facing four ballot questions in today’s election

November 6, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election. In addition to selecting a round of political leaders, they will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on several state and town issues.
North Kingstown voters have four local questions that concern amendments to the North Kingstown Home Rule Charter following the seven state questions on their ballot. One local question accompanies the state measures on the Exeter ballot.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 4th

Langevin battles for new term

November 5, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District finds incumbent James R. Langevin facing off against his Republican challenger, Michael Riley, founder of a Rhode Island-based investment firm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 3rd

Incumbents face tough competition in NK races

November 4, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – November’s ballot for Town Council is veritable proof of Democracy in action with a slate of fourteen candidates vying for a seat on the five-member council. The cast of characters includes only three incumbents, all having served multiple terms in office.
Council President, Elizabeth (Liz) Dolan (R.), seeking her fourth term at the helm, previously served on the Town’s Planning and Charter Review commissions. An endorsed candidate, Dolan is a member of the Rhode Island Federation of Republican Women (RIFRW).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 2nd

Lessons learned from Irene convinced people to prepare

November 3, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

Exeter’s emergency preparedness Stefan Coutoulakis is crediting the lessons of Tropical Storm Irene with his community’s willingness to thoroughly prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
“There was heightened awareness,” he says. “Irene brought it to light. Nobody knew how to prepare or what to be aware of.” For this storm, as Coutoulakis constantly updated residents of Sandy’s approach and directed them to the availability of local services, residents seemed to follow his recommendations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC continues decision on development of Native American site

November 2, 2012


PROVIDENCE—The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) continued its decision on October 22 regarding the future development of a neighborhood on the Native American site behind Salt Pond Plaza in Narragansett. . The developer, Downing/Salt Pond Partners, has been attempting to complete their 67-acre housing project behind Salt Pond Plaza since 1992 and subsequently encountered delays when the archaeological site, dated to the 1300s, was discovered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond all impacted by storm

November 2, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed by many as “Frankenstorm,” wreaked havoc on Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and the whole of Rhode Island.

Southern Rhode Island felt the brunt of the storm, as many were still without power Wednesday afternoon.
“As of right now, about 65 percent of the town is without power,” said Ron MacDonald, Hopkinton’s Emergency Management director.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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