Myrth York en 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