Exeter http://ripr.org en Gun-Rights Supporters Out Spent in Exeter Recall http://ripr.org/post/gun-rights-supporters-out-spent-exeter-recall <p>Campaign finance records show that gun-rights supporters were outspent during the recall of four Exeter town council members back in December.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Back in December there was a special election to recall four Exeter town council members for their support of a move to take gun permitting out of the hands of the town clerk and let the attorney general’s office do the permitting. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:04:36 +0000 Catherine Welch 28897 at http://ripr.org Gun-Rights Supporters Out Spent in Exeter Recall Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats http://ripr.org/post/exeter-town-councilors-hold-their-seats <p>Four Exeter town councilors have easily survived a recall election spawned by critics of a plan to transfer control of concealed weapons permits from the town&nbsp; to the state.&nbsp; Unlike most towns, Exeter is so small it has no police department and councilors felt the town&nbsp; clerk didn’t have the resources needed to do the job properly. The results of the election plus reaction from both sides.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:39:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 26336 at http://ripr.org Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats TGIF: 13 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-13-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Get ready for the first serious snow of the year, and a storm of a different sorts in Exeter. Welcome back to my weekly column. As always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> follow me on the twitters.</a> Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:51:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 26227 at http://ripr.org What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election http://ripr.org/post/whats-stake-exeters-recall-election <p>Voters head to the polls in Exeter on Saturday for a recall election that could send a majority of the town council packing.&nbsp;</p><p>The recall was sparked by a dispute over gun permits.&nbsp; It started after four out of five town councilors supported a move to put permits for concealed weapons in the hands of the attorney general instead of the town clerk.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with political analyst Scott MacKay to find out what's at stake in this unusual election.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:02:49 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 26159 at http://ripr.org What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays http://ripr.org/post/students-across-rhode-island-bring-music-statehouse-holidays <p>Elementary, middle and high school students from across Rhode Island are storming the State House this month to perform music for the holiday season.</p><p>The holiday concerts are part of a series put on by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with up to three or four schools singing in a row, in the Statehouse Rotunda.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender caught a few of those concerts and has this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:05:37 +0000 John Bender 26025 at http://ripr.org Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays Fate Of Exeter Town Council Recall Vote To Be Decided http://ripr.org/post/fate-exeter-town-council-recall-vote-be-decided <p>The Exeter Board of Canvassers will decide this week on a date for a recall election of four of the town’s five councilors.&nbsp; The recall was forced by gun rights advocates who opposed the council’s vote to transfer concealed weapons permits applications from the town clerk to the attorney general’s office.&nbsp; Both sides anticipate an old-fashioned grassroots campaign.</p><p></p><p>Exeter town council president Arlene Hicks says she’ll fight for her job the way she got it in the first place – by knocking on doors and sending out mailers.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:33:55 +0000 Flo Jonic 23513 at http://ripr.org Recall Vote Sparked By Gun Rights Advocates Likely In Exeter http://ripr.org/post/recall-vote-sparked-gun-rights-advocates-likely-exeter <p>The chairwoman of the Exeter Board of Canvassers said it looks like there are enough petition signatures to warrant recall elections against four of the town&rsquo;s five town councilors.&nbsp; The recall stems from a controversy about who should handle background checks for concealed weapons permits.</p><p>The chair of the&nbsp;Exeter Board of Canvassers said they have enough signatures to justify a recall election against town council president Arlene Hicks and expect to have enough signatures to subject three of her colleagues to recalls as well.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:37:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 23319 at http://ripr.org First Human Case of West Nile Diagnosed in RI http://ripr.org/post/first-human-case-west-nile-diagnosed-ri <p>An Exeter man has been treated for the first human case of West Nile in Rhode Island this year.</p><p>The Rhode Island Department of Health said the 33-year-old Exeter man first started developing symptoms on September 11.&nbsp; Two days later he was at South County Hospital, diagnosed with viral meningitis caused by West Nile Virus. He was released a few days later and is recovering at home.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 22166 at http://ripr.org First Human Case of West Nile Diagnosed in RI Police Working to Identify Remains Found in Exeter http://ripr.org/post/police-working-identify-remains-found-exeter <p>State police are working to identify human remains found in Exeter. The remains were found about two miles from where a man disappeared four months ago.</p><p></p><p>The investigation began Friday when a hunter found the human remains in a heavily wooded area near Purgatory road in Exeter.&nbsp; State police say there are no overt signs of foul play but they’re treating the case as a homicide so that all potential evidence is preserved.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:25:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 21407 at http://ripr.org