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November 6th, 2014

Democrats in Exeter take hard hit

November 6, 2014

EXETER—Residents in Exeter may not have gotten a recall of the town council this past year, but two sitting town councilmen will not be back as Republicans Kevin McGovern and Daniel Patterson gained places at the table.
Incumbents on the Exeter Town Council Robert Johnson and William Monahan received onLY 9.6 and 9.3 percent, respectively of the town vote, while Independent Raymond Morrissey Jr. gained the most nods with 1,274 to become the next council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New York man arrested in Exeter for felony possession of a firearm

November 6, 2014

EXETER—A New York man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested by Rhode Island State Police during a traffic stop on Route 95 Saturday evening. According to a release from U.S. District Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Mathew A. Soscia, 23, of Larchmont, New York, is currently being detained in federal custody after he was caught driving well over the speed limit and ‘crossing several lanes.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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