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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

Isaacs back in as highest vote-getter

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The five seats up for grabs in the East Greenwich Town Council have now been taken by Republicans Michael Isaacs, Suzanne Cienki and Sean Todd, and by Democrats Mark Schwager and Bill Stone after the general elections Tuesday.
Of the five elected officials Isaacs received the most votes with 3284, Schwager received 2888 votes, CIenki had 2827, Todd received 2662 and Stone came in with 2500. With the current town council seats being filled by five male republicans, the two democrats and woman elected will add some new perspective to East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee briefed on 1:1 implementation

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-On Monday the East Greenwich School Committee was given a detailed update on how the high school is handling the 1:1 rollout that was implemented in September.
The presentation was made by East Greenwich High School Principal Michael Podraza, Special Education teacher Kristen Colombo, English Teachers Michael Penza and Cynthia Skelton, and EGHS student Charlotte Palmer, all who have seen great success with the use of the ChromeBooks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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