Myrth York en Down the stretch in RI Democratic governor campaign <p></p><p>As the clock ticks in the Democratic primary election for governor, it is becoming apparent that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is caught in a left-right pincer movement between newcomer Clay Pell and State General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:56:33 +0000 Scott MacKay 38836 at Fung moves closer to capturing Republican governor endorsement <p>Cranston Mayor Allan Fung moved a step closer to capturing the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor, winning support from the RI GOP Nominating Committee at a meeting Thursday evening at party headquarters in Warwick.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:46:47 +0000 Scott MacKay 35521 at Incumbent Mayor Fung, outsider Block play to Republican conservative base <p>Providence – It was Mr. Inside, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, against Mr. Outside, Barrington businessman Ken Block, &nbsp;as the two Republican candidates for governor clashed in the first televised debate of a campaign in which neither candidate has been shy about criticizing each other&nbsp; in the early going.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:42:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 35358 at Myrth York Endorses Raimondo for Governor <p>Myrth York, who made three unsuccessful Democratic attempts to become governor, threw her support to Gina Raimondo Wednesday morning as Raimondo tries to become Rhode Island's first woman chief executive.</p><p>York outlined her backing during an event at the Rue de L'Espoir restaurant on Hope Street in Providence, featuring Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and about two-doxzen predominantly female supporters.</p><p>York was an early supporter of Angel Taveras' 2010 mayoral campaign in Providence, wound up chairing his run, and remains a behind-the-scenes player in local politics.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:29:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 29946 at Myrth York Endorses Raimondo for Governor Brett Smiley announces exploratory committee for 2014 Providence mayoral run <p>Brett Smiley, chairman of the Providence Water Supply Board and Democratic political consultant, said today that he is forming a Smiley for Mayor Committee to explore a run for Providence mayor in 2014 if Mayor Angel Taveras decides to run for governor, as many top Democrats expect.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 18574 at Students to Have Adults Take Simulated NECAP Test <p>A group of Providence students is asking prominent Rhode Islanders to take the standardized test known as the NECAP this weekend, as they work to demonstrate why it should not be used as a graduation requirement.<br><br>"We hope to lend a deeper perspective to debate about the new high stakes testing graduation requirement," says 16-year-old Classical High School student Cauldierre McKay, a member of the Providence Student Union. The group has been pushing state officials to reconsider their policy on graduation requirements that go into effect for the class of 2014.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:42:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11992 at