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Jamestown voters approve bond for wind turbine

November 4, 2010

Photo: Lindsay Olivier Jamestown voters approved a bond for a wind turbine Tuesday.

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.
In other election-related matters, Jamestown voters pledged their support to former Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline in his race against Republican candidate John J. Loughlin for Represenative in District 1 by a margin of 224 total votes, or 7.3 percentage points.
In the District 13 Senate race, meanwhile, town voters overwhelmingly favored Democratic candidate M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, with 62.5 % of voters choosing her over Republican candidate Geoffrey William Cook.
Democratic candidate Deborad L. Ruggiero, meanwhile, rolled to an easy victory in the District 74 race, earning 1,585 votes, a total of 707 more than her opponent, Republican candidate Anthony A. Mastrostefano.

* Standard Times reporter Lindsay Olivier contributed to this report.

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