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MEET THE CANDIDATES: North Kingstown School Committee

November 1, 2012

Name: Lynda Avanzato
Address: 29 Collins Court, North Kingstown, RI
Date of Birth: October 1, 1963
Phone Number: (401) 294-1164
E-Mail Address: joeandlynda@cox.net
Office Sought: North Kingstown School Committee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Attorney
Education: BA: Boston University; JD: Washington College of Law
Political Background: Incumbent School Committee member, four years; Elected in 2008.
Community Activities (Five or fewer): Involvement in the school's PTOs, the NK5K.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee

November 1, 2012

Name: Valerie Zuercher
Address: 99 Brookridge dr Exeter, RI
Daytime Phone Number: (401) 294-3034
Cell Phone Number: (401) 447-8489
E-Mail Address: vjzuercher@cox.net
Office Sought: Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Education: Masters of Social Work.
Political Background: EWG school committee for four years
Community Activities (Five or fewer): school support activities, fundraising various activities, PTA, past treasurer of EWG LL.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Exeter Town Council

November 1, 2012

Name: Arlene Hicks
Address: 25 Brookridge Drive, Exeter, RI
Date of Birth: July 3, 1948
Daytime Phone Number: 401-295-0102
Cell Phone Number: 401-924-3049
E-Mail Address: abhicks@cox.net
Office Sought: Exeter Town Council
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Retired
Education: B.A., U.R.I.; M. Ed., Boston University
Political Background: Exeter Town Council (2008-present); Council President (2010-present)

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Representative in General Assembly

November 1, 2012

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 31

Name: Steve Anthony Campo
Date of birth: April 20, 1958
Address : 23 Austin Road, North Kingstown, RI
Education: Bachelors - Managerial Economics, Rhode Island College, 1980; MBA - Specialization in Management , Bryant University, 1983.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Senators in General Assembly

November 1, 2012

SENATOR IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 34

Name: Catherine Cool Rumsey
Address: 30 Jeannette Court, Exeter, RI
Date of Birth: January 22, 1961
Daytime Phone Number: (401) 268-7220
E-Mail Address: ccr991@gmail.com
Office Sought: State Senate, District 34
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: AIPSO, Johnston RI, Non-profit service provider for the automobile insurance industry
Education: BS Sociology, Nazareth College, Rochester NY; MS Quality Management, Anna Maria College, Paxton MA; Project Management Professional, PMP Certified

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Questions remain surrounding Campo’s residency (OPINION)

October 31, 2012

Questions have persisted over the years about whether or not Steven Campo, the Democratic candidate for House District 31, is a resident of North Kingstown. Campo’s campaign literature states that he is and that he owns a small business here. His campaign website claims “Steve has lived in and built his business in North Kingstown for over 25 years. He is a local resident…” (Full disclosure: I have financially supported Campo’s previous campaigns.)

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friends, family mourn the loss of Ted Whittaker

October 30, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The air this holiday season will be a little less jolly without the presence of the town’s official Santa and all-around genuine guy Edward “Ted” Whittaker , who passed away Saturday at the age of 66.
The former North Kingstown town council and school committee member leaves behind his wife of 40 years Meredith and his two sons, Tyler and Todd, of Providence and Greenville, respectively.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Burdick sentenced to 12 years for robbery

October 29, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

Warwick resident Frederick Burdick, 26, who pleaded guilty two months ago to one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, was sentenced last week to 12 and a half years in federal prison for robbbing a North Kingstown restaurant employee at gunpoint earlier this year.
Called a ‘career criminal’ whose record includes more than two-dozen arrests and convictions in state court, Burdick was sentenced to 151 months for the January crime in which he attempted to steal the proceeds his victim was dropping off into a bank night deposit box.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG student hopes to strike out arthritis with fundraiser

October 28, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH– Katherine Gent’s classmates may not know everything there is to know about her but they’ll soon learn two important things that make her who she is.
First, Gent is an accomplished bowler. Second, she has rheumatoid arthritis.
For her senior project at Exeter-West Greenwich High School, the 17-year-old resident of West Greenwich hopes she can “use the sport I love to raise money for the disease I live with.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

After 125 years farm organization still dedicated

October 27, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Barbara Bates remembers the Grange rite of passage in the mid-1950s during which kids who’d reached 14 could graduate from the “juvenile” group and join the adults in the “subordinate” division.
During her ceremony – which had just enough secrecy and formality to make it memorable – a portion of the proceedings occurred in a darkened room.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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