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Gee tramples Callaghan in Senate Dist. 35 race

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Republican candidate Mark Gee has taken the District 35 Senate Seat that includes East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Narragansett and South Kingstown.
Gee took the seat with 5,642 votes over opponent Democrat James Callaghan with 4,729 votes. After serving on the East Greenwich Town Council from 2010 until 2014 and the East Greenwich Board of Fire Commissioners from 2008 to 2013, Gee will continue to serve the residents of East Greenwich as Senator.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

Town questions administrative building lease

October 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its Oct. 14 meeting, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease option with Quonset Development Corporation in order to move into a new administrative building off Romano Vineyard Way next year. Assistant Town Solicitor Donald J. Maroney, however, is seeking clarification from the district as to the legal grounds of such an approval.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Election 2014-NK, EWG School Committees

October 30, 2014

With elections around the corner, the public should be informed about their candidates. Below, we look at the candidates for school committee in North Kingstown and Exeter.

NORTH KINGSTOWN

Name: Gregory Blasbalg
Address: 70 Whitman Drive
Contact: gblaz1@gmail.com
Party affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: attorney
Education: B.A., URI, J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
Political experience: candidate for North Kingstown School Committee, 2010

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A pumpkin tradition

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Every October, the local neighborhood kids would walk past 195 Dahlia Street and wonder where the giant pumpkins came from. Unbeknownst to some, these massive gourds were grown by Ron and Shirley Lucier as a way to get their three sons outside and having fun during the holiday season.
Almost 30 years later, the yearly pumpkin display still draws friends and family together, the latest being the Lucier’s granddaughter, Hallie.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for B&E, sexual assault

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man was arrested this past Sunday for allegedly breaking into a home and sexually assaulting a woman inside. Ronald Wright, 21, of 20 West Allenton Road, was apprehended after escaping a struggle with the homeowner.
According to a North Kingstown Police Department release, Wright assaulted the woman sleeping in the house and fled. He was arrested after an investigation by police from North Kingstown and Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK student heading to Washington to participate in medical conference

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Michaela Sullivan, a student at North Kingstown High School, wants to one day help guide patients, as a doctor, through their most difficult times. Next month, the junior will get take a big step towards that dream, becoming Rhode Island’s representative at the Congress for Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.
“It is such an honor,” said Sullivan. “I was so surprised that I got the letter.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Getting to know your local candidates

October 27, 2014

With the November elections coming fast, it is important for the public to be informed about the candidates for which they may vote. Today, we take a look at the candidates for town council in North Kingstown.

NORTH KINGSTOWN 

Name: Ellen Balasco
Address: 195 Deer Ridge Drive
Contact:  electellenb@gmail.com
Party affiliation:  Democrat
Occupation:  Attorney 
Education:  Bachelors - University of Rhode Island;  Juris Doctor - New England School of Law
Political experience:  NK Zoning Board of Review; NK Charter Review Commission

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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