Brian Bishop http://ripr.org en 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 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