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Page, Ceresi heading back to School

November 4, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Incumbent Kimberly Ann Page came out on top in the school committee race and was re-elected, as was committee chairman Larry Ceresi. New to the committee will be Joe Thompson and William Mudge. Mudge, however, is not brand new. He was elected to the committee in 2002, then ran again in 2006, but lost.
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Patterson, Morrissey surprise in Exeter

November 4, 2010

EXETER— You didn’t need to be behind the scenes at CNN or listening to Lincoln Chafee’s victory speech at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Warwick to see that this Tuesday’s midterm elections were an event that could be summed up, both nationally and statewide, by one word: change.
No, all you needed to do was see the look in local Democrat Robert E. Johnson’s eyes as he stood surrounded by fellow Exeter Town Council members at the Homestead Restaurant in Exeter Tuesday night.
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Donovan, McFadden upend incumbents

November 4, 2010

EXETER—Dressed in a full-length, button-down, military-style jacket, former Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee member Paul McFadden stood outside of the Job Corps polling station in Exeter Tuesday night, bracing himself for the very realistic possibility that his bid to upset incumbents Mary Louise Walsh and Susan DeSack would fall short.
But, even as the temperature dropped and the 9 p.m. hour crept closer and closer, McFadden stood determined to fight until the bitter end and, in the cold fall wind, handed out campaign flyers until the very last voter entered the station.

Jamestown voters approve bond for wind turbine

November 4, 2010

The town of Jamestown may not have had any individual positions up for re-election Tuesday night but that doesn’t mean there was a lack of drama as the polls closed and results were tabulated.
In the only town-centric race Tuesday night, Jamestown voters approved passage of a bond authorizing $6.5 million for a wind turbine in town.
The measure itself came down to the wire, with 1,490 voters approving the question and 1,476 voters rejecting it, a difference of just 0.4 percentage points.

Ballot questions fare well in NK, not so much in Exeter

November 4, 2010

Voters in North Kingstown and Exeter couldn’t have felt much more differently Tuesday in regards to local Referendum questions as nine out of 10 ballot initatives passed in NK but just one of the five questions on Exeter’s ballot won approval.
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Chafee holds off Robitaille to become first Independent Governor

November 4, 2010

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
“Roger Williams would be proud,” Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

November 4, 2010

If you think our web site has a lot of coverage of local elections, just pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times. In addition to the full stories listed above, this week's Standard Times has detailed analysis of each and every local race, not to mention results for both local and state referendum questions.
But it doesn't just stop there.

Meet the Candidates: General Assembly

October 28, 2010

The following are Meet the Candidate candidate profiles from local candidates running in the General Assembly races on the ballot in North Kingstown and Exeter.


Senator in General Assembly, District 34

* Francis Maher
Name: Francis T. Maher, Jr.(R)
Address: PO Box 677, Exeter, RI 02822
Home Phone #: (401)294-9819
Cell Phone #: (401) 932-3900
Campaign website:
Office sought: State Senate (Incumbent); District 34: Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich
First elected: 2008

Meet Mike Samuelson, the face of male breast cancer

October 28, 2010

Michael Samuelson recalls appearing on a panel when a fellow speaker turned to him and asked, “Did you ever think you’d be onstage for breast cancer standing next to a man with prostate cancer?”
“The fact that a man can have breast cancer was my Aha! moment,” says Samuelson. “I’m a guy with a woman’s cancer.”
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NK School Committee decision on Foley upheld

October 28, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist, announced Friday that she’s upholding the Feb. 9, 2010 decision of the North Kingstown School Committee that placed former high school principal Gerald Foley, on a 30 day unpaid “indefinite disciplinary suspension”, despite his exemplary service to the district for the past 21 years.
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