President Elect Donald Trump, who won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by more than 1 million votes Nov. 8, vowed to ‘drain the swamp’ of political insiders and lobbyists during his presidential campaign and also said he wants to bring Americans together — statements Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) intend to hold him to.
The City has voted in Mayor Scott Avedisian for another term, elected three new Democrats to the City Council, incumbent Karen Bachus and newcomer David Testa to the School Committee, and sent Councilwoman Camille Vella-Wilkinson and newcomer Evan Shanley to the General Assembly. all while backing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
WARWICK, R.I. — As is generally the case with such events, the recent mayoral debate between incumbent Republican Scott Avedisian and Democratic challenger Richard Corrente did little more than give […]
High School students from Bishop Hendricken, Toll Gate and Piligrim High Schools leveled questions at Warwick’s two mayoral candidates Friday night in Council Chambers at City Hall, touching on topics including airport expansion, school consolidation and accountability, quality of life, the economy, taxes and the budget.
School Committeewoman Karen Bachus, 53, of Burt Street, an outspoken member of the board since 2012 who notably joined Warwick City Council efforts to disclose the publicly-paid Ragosta Report to the community, has lived in Warwick for the last 20 years, and hopes to serve another four years with the body.
David Testa, 53, of Narragansett Parkway, a Warwick citizen since 1992 and category manager for Gordon Food Service, has kids in Warwick Schools, IEP experience, and 15 years of careful study of the district behind his bid for one of two contested seats on the Warwick School Committee Nov. 8.
Incumbent Republican Mayor Scott Avedisian maintained his trend of five-figure fundraising in the lead-up to the final month of the 2016 campaign, while Democratic challenger Richard Corrente’s reports were posted online after the Oct. 11 deadline for filing campaign finance reports, according to the Rhode Island Board of Elections.