More clouds than sun. High 46F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph..
Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 41F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Independent Newspapers will be taking part in several candidate forums prior to Election Day on Nov. 4. Is there a question you'd like to ask a candidate or candidates running for state and local office in South Kingstown, Narragansett, North Kingstown or East Greenwich? In the form below, please note the candidate/race your question is intended for. Independent staff and our forum partners, the South Kingstown-Narragansett League of Women Voters and the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, will select the questions that are used during the forums listed below:
Independent Newspapers/SK-Narragansett League of Women Voters forums - Narragansett Town Hall, 25 Fifth Ave., Narragansett Sept. 30: R.I. Senate candidates (Districts, 35, 36, 37 and 38) - 6:30 p.m. Sept 30: R.I. House candidates (Districts 33, 34, 35, and 36) - 8 p.m. Oct. 8: South Kingstown Town Council candidates - 8 p.m. Oct. 14: Narragansett School Committee candidates - 6:30 p.m. Oct: 14: Narragansett Town Council candidates - 8 p.m.
Independent Newspapers/NK Chamber of Commerce forums - Beechwood: A Center for Life Enrichment, 44 Beach St., North Kingstown Oct. 20: North Kingstown Town Council candidates - 7 p.m. Oct. 22 - North Kingstown School Committee candidates - 7 p.m. Oct. 22 - R.I. House and Senate candidates (House District 31 and 32; Senate District 35 and 36) - 8 p.m.
The South Kingstown Town Council took tentative steps this week toward creating a local day of observance for indigenous people, but members also had little desire to see such a day replace Columbus Day.
Do you believe it's time to stop celebrating Christopher Columbus or should the holiday remain in place?