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October 27th, 2014

Getting to know your local candidates

October 27, 2014

With the November elections coming fast, it is important for the public to be informed about the candidates for which they may vote. Today, we take a look at the candidates for town council in North Kingstown.

NORTH KINGSTOWN 

Name: Ellen Balasco
Address: 195 Deer Ridge Drive
Contact:  electellenb@gmail.com
Party affiliation:  Democrat
Occupation:  Attorney 
Education:  Bachelors - University of Rhode Island;  Juris Doctor - New England School of Law
Political experience:  NK Zoning Board of Review; NK Charter Review Commission

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee, Callaghan debate for seat 35

October 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - The two Senate District 35 candidates answered questions regarding finances and whether there should be a constitutional convention in Rhode Island at a debate Monday night.
Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan responded to the questions submitted by residents, mainly pertaining to the biggest issue for Rhode Islanders: the budget and finances.
ABC 6 Newsman Mark Curtis moderated the event, beginning with what is sure to be one of the biggest questions on the minds of Rhode Islanders this election, regarding 38 Studios.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Letter details issues with district

October 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich School Committee met Tuesday night, where a letter was read on behalf of a concerned Ad Hoc Committee member.
The concerns expressed were that of Kristin Lehoullier, member of the Ad Hoc Committee focusing on the Strategic Plan. An audience member spoke up in public comment on behalf of Lehoullier who couldn't attend the meeting herself, reading a letter Lehoullier wrote expressing her concerns about the answers School Committee candidates gave at the debate held last week regarding the strategic plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 23rd

Rhode Island author in EG tonight

October 23, 2014

A Rhode Island author is opening the eyes of others through his recently self-published book, “THE WORLD is (Y)OURS”, a story of his personal awakening that encourages readers to be awakened themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Water company’ scammers rob, assault 83-year-old woman

October 23, 2014

HOPKINTON– On Oct. 17, at 5:20 p.m., Hopkinton Police responded to an 83-year-old resident on Main Street near Melinda Way after receiving a 911 call from her granddaughter.
The victim was on the phone with her granddaughter when a white male (6’0”, thin build, dark short hair, and no facial hair) knocked on the door advising that he was from the water company and needed to check her water. He showed some type of identification.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton decides not to change Chariho Act

October 23, 2014

HOPKINTON — At their Monday night meeting, Hopkinton Town Councilors voted to leave the Chariho Act as is, for the time being instead of moving forward with two proposed amendments that were discussed during the Sept. 18 meeting of the Chariho Joint Governing Bodies.
The first amendment, penned by Hopkinton, would have changed the start time of the yearly Chariho budget meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Chariho Act stipulates that the meeting start at 7:30 p.m. but the budget meeting always starts at 7 p.m. Hopkinton’s amendment would bring the meeting into compliance with the law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Solar gets the go-ahead

October 23, 2014

RICHMOND — After a grueling town council discussion that almost ended in a continuance Tuesday night, Richmond Solar obtained a hard-won approval for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road. Included in the agreement was a green energy tax abatement and a provision for a solar power “learning laboratory” for Chariho Career and Tech students.
The project is a ground-mounted solar array that will produce about 600 kilowatt hours a year, which will be sold to National Grid for 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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