The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has dismissed a state ethics complaint against independent state Rep.-elect Blake Filippi filed on behalf of outgoing Rep. Donna Walsh.
In his two bids to unseat Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-District 34) of Narragansett, Wakefield and Peace Dale, Republican challenger Stephen Tetzner loaned his campaign $111,124.
As much as it was a night dedicated to welcoming new members of the East Greenwich Town Council and School Committee, the packed gym at Swift Community Center was just as much a forum for saying goodbye to outgoing members.
A recount of ballots in the North Kingstown Town Council race was scheduled to take place at the state Board of Elections’s office in Providence at 9 a.m. this morning, after Democratic incumbent Richard Welch requested it last week.
With four new members, the East Greenwich Town Council will look a little different next term, but one thing remains the same: Republican Town Council President Michael Isaacs will return. He received the most votes Tuesday to secure his sixth and final term on the council.
All three candidates backed by the Facebook group East Greenwich Parents for Excellence have won seats on the School Committee, and the current committee chairman has been unseated.
With an unofficial endorsement from a local parent's group, three East Greenwich residents hope to secure seats on the School Committee and seek greater involvement from parents in the community, if elected.
For close to a generation, local government has remained dominated by Republicans, even as the town has voted for Democratic state senators, United States presidents and congressmen. And for most of a generation, the Town Council and School Committee have looked primarily Republican.
Candidates running for East Greenwich Town Council met at a political forum Oct. 16 at the New England Institute of Technology, and gave residents their thoughts about budgets, all-day kindergarten, tax treaties and Main Street.
The Parents for Excellence Facebook group wants more community involvement with the East Greenwich School Committee, and made it known during the Oct. 16 political forum for School Committee candidates at the New England Institute of Technology.
Two weeks before the Nov. 4 election, District 35 Senate candidates Mark Watkins Gee, a Republican, and James Callaghan, a Democrat, squared off during Monday night’s candidate forum at the New England Institute of Technology.
An Oct. 2 story and a subsequent opinion piece posted on an East Greenwich news blog has created a stir over an East Greenwich School Committee member’s daughter landing a new position in the schools.
The ballots started rolling into the East Greenwich town clerk’s office around 8:30 p.m., and within the hour, the five endorsed Republican Town Council candidates were already starting to think about the Nov. 4 General Election.
Six Republicans are vying for a spot on the East Greenwich Town Council in Tuesday’s GOP primary, but there’s room for only five on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
The number of candidates seeking to fill four East Greenwich School Committee seats dwindled to seven this week when Kristin Lehoullier, an independent candidate, withdrew her name from the contest.
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