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September 17th, 2014

Primary poll watchers cite discrepancies with voter ID

September 17, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) has received several complaints from potential voters in the primary elections regarding the implementation of the voter identification laws that came into effect in Rhode Island this year.
Under the law, anyone without proper ID is supposed to be given a provisional ballot; if the signature they provide matches the one on their voter registration, the ballot ends up being certified by the board of elections and counted in the election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board decision on Fiore property proposal due by Nov. 5

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Planning Board has until Nov. 5 to render a decision on whether to approve the master plan of Roland Fiore’s proposal to develop the land at 571 Main St. with 36 housing units.
The land is currently home to the historic Mrs. William Davis Miller House, which is on the national registry of historic buildings. According to previous testimony by the applicant, the historic building will remain on the property and the exterior will not be affected.
The charge of the planning board is to make a recommendation to the town council and the zoning board

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 15th

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

VIDEO: Tom Brady wants his offense to do a better job
Tom Brady comes out of the locker room upset after the win.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 12th

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 11th

Cafaro named Chariho Educator of the Year

September 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The 2015 Chariho Educator of the Year is School Social Worker Amy Cafaro who has been working in the Chariho School District since 1997. Cafaro works two days a week at Charlestown Elementary School and three days a week at Chariho Middle School.
Cafaro, 43, attended Richmond Elementary School and Chariho Middle School, and finished fourth in her class at Chariho Regional High School. In 1992, she graduated from Brown University in the the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1996, Cafaro earned her master’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary results are in; candidates ready for November

September 11, 2014

Democrat State Treasurer Gina Raimondo will face Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the state governor race in November. Statewide, Raimondo won on 42 percent of the democratic vote, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras won 29 percent, and H. Claiborne Pell took 27 percent. On the Republican side, Fung defeated Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.
In the Senator for Congress race, incumbent Democrat John F. Reed will face Republican Mark. S. Zaccaria. Each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown TC explores extraction ordinance again

September 11, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday night’s town council meeting, Town Councilor George Tremblay proposed a replacement for the extraction ordinance that failed to pass in May. Tremblay asked that the town administrator and town solicitor rewrite the proposed ordinance in language that “meets the requirements for clarity and enforcement.”
Tremblay said that on May 12, the council voted to withdraw the proposal for an extraction ordinance primarily owing to legal challenges from several attorneys over the sustainability of the ordinance in a court of law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee takes senate primary in a landslide

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of campaigning against opponent Kimberly Page, District 35 candidate Mark Gee will move on to the November elections, vying against James Callaghan seat in the senate.
The district, consisting of East Greenwich, South Kingstown, North Kingstown and Narragansett, had a good turnout with 627 votes for Republican Gee and 912 votes for Callaghan, the only Democratic candidate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council primary a close one

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - Five Republican candidates are left for the East Greenwich Town Council after the primary elections held on Tuesday.
Among the six candidates, those who will be advancing to the general election in November are current Town Council President Michael B. Isaacs with 20 percent of the votes - the highest percentage out of all town council candidates. Other elected members include Suzanne McGee Cienk with 17.4 percent of the votes, Sean Todd with 17.2 percent, Edward Field with 16.4 percent and Eugene Dumas with 16 percent. 

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council votes to restore credits

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—On Monday, the East Greenwich Town Council voted unanimously to restore a little more than $99,000 in tax credits to senior residents, those which were unknowingly lost when the Fire District moved from an independent entity to a town department last May. The oversight was pointed out to the council at its Aug. 25 meeting by a resident who was affected by the lost credits.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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