Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, head over to Barrington Town Hall and get it off your to-do list. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. The voter registration deadline for Rhode Island is Oct. 7. Mail ballots may be requested up to Oct. 16. Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections: And don't forget — this year, all voters are required to show valid photo ID at the polls…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Donald Nessing, Margaret Kane and Shirley Applegate-Lockridge are running for the three seats up for grabs.
A mortgage broker, a business and estate planning attorney and the former executive director of a leading RI health organization are the Republicans vying for seats on the Barrington Town Council in this year’s general election. None of the Republicans has held an elective office. Two of the candidates have run for office in the past. One is a newcomer to a campaign although she has been elected to the Republican Town Committee. Barrington Patch asked mortgage broker Donald Nessing, attorney Shirley Applegate-Lockridge and former RI Lung Association executive director Margaret Kane to fill out a questionnaire that provides a brief profile of their backgrounds. You will see that Nessing did serve on the Barrington Ad Hoc Committee on …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Barrington Town Council President June Speakman is running for re-election for a fourth term.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Name : Ms. June Sager Speakman Date of birth : 21 January 1954 Place of residence : Barrington, RI Attended college : Yes College : UMass/Amherst Degree : BA, Economics Year of graduation : 1978 University : New School for Social Research Degree : MA, Economics Year of graduation : 1980 University : City University of New York Area of research : American Politics Year of graduation : 1994 Job titles held : Professor of Political Science Employers : Roger Williams University Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Town Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes First elected: 05 November 2002 Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : School Committee, 1998 Address Name : …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Meaghan 'Meg' Ramsden is making her first run for public office the Barrington School Committee.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Name : Ms. Meaghan Crone Ramsden Also known as : Meg Date of birth : 02 October 1964 Place of residence : 169 Rumstick Road Attended college : Yes College : Dartmouth College Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 1987 University : Harvard Graduate School of Education Degree : Ed.M. Year of graduation : 1992 Job titles held : Teacher, Campaign Communications Coordinator Employers : Barrington Early Childhood Center, Connecticut College Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: School Committee Chamber/district: Barrington Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address Name : Title : Other Barrington Public Schools volunteer, including Barrington Middle …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Barrington Democrats voted even more overwhelmingly than the rest of the voters in District 1; Cicilline got 72.5 percent of the vote; statewide he got 61.6 percent; Gemma trailed by wide margins.
Barrington Democrats overwhelmingly voted for incumbent Congressman David Cicilline in the Rhode Island Democratic primary on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Cicilline walloped his principal challenger, Anthony Gemma, for the chance to return to Washington D.C. to represent District 1. He got 72.5 percent of the vote; Gemma got 22.9 percent, and the other Democrat on the ballot, Christopher Young, got 4.6 percent. The vote was 813 to 257 with Cicilline besting Gemma by wide margins at all the polls. Young got 52 votes in Barrington. Cicilline also convinced Democrats statewide that he should get another chance to run for Congress against Republican Brendan Doherty. He was leading with 61.6 percent of the vote with 99 percent of the precincts reporting…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Robert E. Shea Jr. seeks another term on the Barrington School Committee
Name : Dr. Robert Emmet Shea Jr. Also known as : Bob Date of birth : 11 January 1965 Place of residence : Barrington Attended college : Yes College : Brown University Degree : B.A. Sociology Year of graduation : 1987 University : University of Virginia Degree : M.A. Sociology Year of graduation : 1989 University : University of Virginia Area of research : Ph.D. Sociology Year of graduation : 1995 Job titles held : Director of Faculty Development (Bryant University - Current), Director, Office of Outcomes Assessment (URI, 2009-2011), Assistant Director, Instructional Development (URI, 2007-2011), Dean of First Year Experience (Pine Manor College (2005-2007), Director, Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility (Pine Manor …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Candidates filed declaration papers by Wednesday at 4 pm; Speakman is joined as a Town Council candidate by Democrats Kate Weymouth and Ann Strong; Republicans Margaret Kane, Donald Nessing and Shirley Applegate-Lockridge, and an independent, Nicholas Par
Barrington Town Council president June Speakman officially changed her mind Wednesday afternoon – the final day to file declaration of candidacy papers in the Town Clerk’s office. Speakman filed to seek a sixth term on the Town Council. The Democrat has served 10 years. Speakman had previously said she would not seek another term and, instead, was thinking about challenging for the District 32 Senate seat held by Barrington’s David Bates. Joining her as Democratic candidates for Town Council will be another incumbent, Kate Weymouth, and Ann Strong, a member of the Planning Board. Not seeking re-election is Democrat Jeffrey Brenner – a former Town Council president who had made no secret of his intention not to run for another term. Three …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Here's a quick look at the Barrington candidates and races that will generate the most interest this summer and fall.
As we look ahead to the November elections, Barrington Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every significant race in town. Here's our start on the candidates who have announced and the issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Barrington Town Council will have three seats to be contested: Vice President Jeff Brenner, Councilor Kate Weymouth, and President June Speakman, who may be reconsidering her decision to give up her seat. Only one Republican challenger has emerged so far: Donald Nessing, who who has not formally announced but has indicated he will be running for a seat he also ran for two years ago. All of the legislative incumbents are running for re-election. Two of…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
In a sparsely-attended Presidential primary, Barrington Republicans joined with RI to give the nod to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; four Barrington delegates elected.
Mitt Romney continued his march on Tuesday toward a showdown with President Barack Obama. He led Rhode Island in the Presidential Preference Primary with 63 percent of the statewide vote with 100 percent of districts reporting as of 10:30 p.m., according to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis's election results web page. In Barrington, Romney won with almost 75 percent of the vote. [See a complete breakdown of the three voting districts in Barrington at the secretary of state's town vote count web page.] Four Barrington candidates for delegates to party conventions also were elected by voters statewide. Three Democrats, Anne W. Connor, Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary A. Gasbarro and Town Council President June S. Speakman, were among the …
Rhode Island is holding its Presidential Preference Primary today; vote at three polling places; 7 Barrington residents are vying to be Democratic or Republican party delegates.
Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary is today. The two ballots also list 50 candidates for Democratic and Republican delegates to the national conventions, including seven candidates from Barrington. Peter Costa Jr. and Giovanni Cicione are on the Republican ballot as delegates for Romney. Shirley Applegate-Lockridge is on the GOP ballot as a delegate for Rick Santorum, even though he has dropped out of the race. Donald Nessing is on the Republican ballot as a delegate for Newt Gingrich. On the Democratic ballot, Town Council President June Speakman, Anne Connor, and Mary Alyce Gasbarro are delegates for Obama. Here's a quick run-down of today's primary: Where do I vote? Three polling places are open in Barrington: Rhode Island …