Archive - Nov 6, 2012
CENTRAL FALLS â First-term City Councilman James Diossa sprinted ahead of the five-person primary field for mayor, taking 2,039 votes, or 59 percent of the total Tuesday. That puts him in a run-off on Dec. 11 with popular former Police Chief Joseph Moran, who captured 627 votes, or 18 percent according to unofficial tallies that do not include 246 mail ballots.
Those mail ballots leave a small window of opportunity for former Mayor Thomas Lazieh, who garnered 530 votes, or 15 percent to still make a bid for the second spot in the run-off.
LINCOLN â A woman visiting Twin River Tuesday evening said she wouldnât give a second thought to voting approval of full casino gambling.
Of course the woman was a resident of Massachusetts and her comment was directed toward the approval of casino gambling in her state not Rhode Island.
âWhy should Massachusetts give up money to Rhode Island,â the woman said before heading on her way.
That question may well have been on the minds of both state and local voters Tuesday as they gave a solid vote of approval to the expansion of casino gambling at Twin River.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â Democrat David Cicilline has won a second term in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District after fighting off a challenge from Republican Brendan Doherty.
Doherty, a former head of state police, ran the strongest Republican campaign for Congress in years in Rhode Island. He harshly criticized Cicilline for his financial stewardship of Providence, which Cicilline led as mayor for eight years before being sent to Washington in 2010.
Michael F. Hull Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Michael F. Hull Sr., 52, of Hanover Ave. passed away Monday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Brandt) Hull.
Born in Columbia, SC he was the son of the late James G. and Dorothy A. (Wilson) Hull. He resided in Pawtucket for the past 31 years previously residing in Cumberland.
He was the owner of the A & M Sheet Metal & Roofing Co., Pawtucket for the past 23 years and City Streets Liquors, Woonsocket for the past 5 years.
Michael was also a former coach with the Pineview Little League for 12 years.
Dr. John G. Erhardt
SEEKONK - Dr. John G. Erhardt, 92, a retired educator, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Rita M. (Gagnon) Mooney-Erhardt and the late Eleanor (Tareila) Erhardt. Born in East Providence, the son of the late John G. and Katherine J. (Kirby) Erhardt, he resided in Riverside before moving to Seekonk over 40 years ago.
Mary C. Read
PAWTUCKET - Mary C. (Lanois) Read, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth I. Read for fifty-nine years.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Albert Lanois Sr. and Grace (Elderkin) Lanois. Mary was a winder at the Seekonk Lace Company for twenty years before retiring in 1988. She attended New Horizons Adult Day Center for the past three years.
Campaigners and their supporters are out to greet voters at Cumberland High School Tuesday morning, from left, Steve Murphy, State Representative candidate Mia Ackerman, School Committee candidate Craig Duffy with his daughter Emily, 12, and supporter Chris Buffeny.
PROVIDENCE â Rhode Islanders were facing long lines and, in at least two polling places, the wrong ballots as they began voting Tuesday in a hotly contested congressional race and on whether to allow the state's two slots parlors to turn into full-fledged casinos.
Officials said the incorrect ballots were delivered by the state Board of Elections for two polling places, West Kingston Elementary School in South Kingstown and Elks Lodge in West Warwick. Voting was delayed in each location, and some voters left without casting a ballot, according to town officials.