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Public Forum 2016 ELECTION 2016 NEWPORT SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Page A1 Newport Daily News ELECTION 2016 NEWPORT SCHOOL COMMITTEE 7 incumbents, 4 challengers have their say during forum By Sean Flynn – Staff writer NEWPORT – Since all seven incumbents are running for reelection to the School Committee, a candidates forum held Tuesday night gave four challengers in the race a chance to introduce themselves to the public and highlight what they would bring to the committee if elected. The incumbents spoke about their achievements as committee members. Raymond F. Gomes, Adrienne C. Haylor, Jennifer E. Jackson and Hank Kniskern are all making their first run for municipal office, while Rebecca Bolan, David R. Carlin III, Sandra J. Flowers, Jo Eva Gaines, David C. Hanos Jr., Robert J. Leary and Kathleen M. Silvia are seeking to return to the School Committee. They all participated in a forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport held in the cafetorium of the Pell Elementary School. They answered questions posed by Jane Koster, president of the Rhode Island League of Women Voters. Former School Committee member Thomas S. Phelan, who was not re-elected in 2014, is the fifth challenger on the ballot. He informed ALN he could not attend the forum, said […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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Public Forum – ELECTION 2016 – NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  ELECTION 2016: NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE Candidates ‘civil’ as they air ideas By Sean Flynn Staff writer Newport Daily News – Page 1A Newport City Council at-large candidates, from left, Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Harry Winthrop, John Florez, Justin S. McLaughlin, Claude Andrews Lavarre and Jamie Bova participate in a forum Tuesday night at City Hall sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. NEWPORT – The six City Council at-large candidates faced off in the council chamber of City Hall on Tuesday night with little conflict on ideas and proposals. Close to 100 people filled the chamber, with most of them on the first floor and close to 40 in the two upstairs balconies. “They were very civil,” said resident Chip Leakas after the forum, which was sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport, a neighborhood advocacy group. The only new face on the dais in this council election cycle was Jamie Bova, an electrical engineer and product manager at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, who is making her first run for municipal office. Claude Andrews Lavarre, a Navy captain who had 23 years of active duty until he retired in 1989 and ran unsuccessfully for an at-large council […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

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October 4th – Camacho and Taylor Spar in the First Ward

Newport This Week October 6, 2016 credits By Barry Bridges The election season is heating up with the arrival of October, as candidates for local office are intensifying their campaigns and sharing their views on topics of interest with Newport voters. In the first of several candidate forums being sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport this month, incumbent Marco Camacho and challenger Susan Taylor each made their case as to why they should represent First Ward residents on City Council for the next two years. The event drew about 70 attendees and was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Susan Wells, president of the Newport County League of Women Voters, moderated the 40-minute session. Camacho emphasized his four years of experience in the position, while Taylor cited a theme of “One Newport” in her desire to bring a new voice to city government. “Four years ago, we embarked on a mission together to better the lives of our citizens and transform our First Ward into a year-round economic engine,” said Camacho. In working toward that goal, he pointed to recent investments in schools, property tax relief, strong budgets, and infrastructure upgrades. […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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