Sunday, November 4, 2012
The debate, which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Varnum Armory, featured candidates Kevin McDonough (I), Mark Schwager (D), and Anthony Giarrusso (R).
Video of the debate between candidates for R.I. House Dist. 30, Anthony Giarrusso (R), Kevin McDonough (I), and Mark Schwager (D), is broken up into sections. A recap of the debate can be found here. To read a profile of each candidate, click here for Mark Schwager, here for Anthony Giarrusso, andhere for Kevin McDonough. For a complete list of candidates, ballot questions, and poll information, check out the EG Patch Election Guide. The video is broken into six parts. Sadly, the final part ends just before the actual end of the debate. My apologies.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: Hands up – who learned something new from the House District 30 Debates that took place last Wednesday? Seriously, I really want to know because I couldn’t make it. Darn school meetings. But my kids went and they certainly came back with a clearer sense of whom they would vote for – that is, if they were old enough to vote. I, on the other hand, read the follow up of the debate published on this site and now have a clearer sense of whom I will indeed vote for – because I am most certainly old enough to vote. So, did we really need to corral all of the candidates in one place to help us make an informed choice on November 6? Well, that’s debatable. If we are talking about the presidential debates, I would have to say no. However, …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 23.
Debate Tonight – You can still submit questions! The Republican and Democratic Town Committees and EG Patch are sponsoring a General Assembly debate tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Varnum Armory. What do you want to hear the candidates talk about? Submit a question in the comments section below, or here. And thanks! Avenger home games: Unified Volleyball against Ponaganset at 4 p.m. For the latest information about EGHS sports, check out the Avengers Booster Club website. United Nations Day at Cole: Cole 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be celebrating United Nations Day tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. with a dinner of international foods, a showcase of student work and student performances in the Cole Cafetorium. Adults, $10, students/children, $5. All…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday night's foreign policy debate in Florida was the last time the two candidates will meet before the election Nov. 6.
It may be remembered as the "bayonets and horses" debate. Or it could be known as the "attacking me is not an agenda" debate. Either way, it was the final debate of the 2012 Presidential election. So, we ask you one last time: who won? More importantly, did the arguments of either candidate sway you? And what did you think of moderater Bob Schieffer?
President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will face off in one final debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Get the information you need here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Debate number three could be the charm for one of the two major candidates in the presidential race. The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (KMSP), NBC (KARE), CBS (WCCO), ABC (KSTP), PBS (TPT), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN Full debate schedule: COMPLETEs Oct. 3, 2012 The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Great Debates (between candidates for state Senate (Dist. 33) and House (Dist. 30) take place this Wednesday!
The presidential debates have certainly been gripping, but on Wednesay, we in East Greenwich get a chance to be part of our own Great Debate. The debate will feature candidates Dawson Hodgson and Winters B. Hames for state Senate District 33 and candidates Kevin McDonough, Mark Schwager, and Anthony Giarrusso for state Representative District 30, at the Varnum Armory, starting at 6:30 p.m. Mark Curtis will be moderating the House debate and I will be moderating the Senate debate. But we need your help – what issues do you want to hear the candidates address? Are you concerned about pension reform? Do you want to hear how the candidates will try to improve the jobless rate in R.I.? Should the candidates talk about how to make the state …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted after Tuesday night's debate in Long Island between former Governer Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
Rhode Island Democrats were more confident this time around in President Obama's debate performance over the first, while state Republicans felt Governor Mitt Romney's debate performance was less encouraging than the first. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash polls sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Tuesday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in a town-hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Among those who responded, 61 percent of the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did Obama redeem himself? Was Romney as masterful as in the first debate?
The town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University Tuesday night proved much more combative than the first debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Obama, who was roundly panned for his performance in Denver Oct. 3, came out much stronger, but Romney was equally forceful. So, who won? Was it enough for Obama to do better? Or was Romney's ability to stay the course the deciding factor? Let us know in the comments section below. And share your favorite debate moment.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Here is full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Mark Curtis of ABC 6 and EG Patch's Elizabeth McNamara will moderate debates between state House Dist. 30 candidates and state Senate 35 candidates at the Varnum Armory next Wednesday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Candidates for the R.I. House District 30 and Senate District 35 General Assembly seats will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24, in a debate sponsored by East Greenwich’s Republican and Democratic town committees and East Greenwich Patch. The debate will be moderated by ABC-6 political reporter Mark Curtis, an East Greenwich resident, and EG Patch editor Elizabeth McNamara. “The Great Debate” is set for Varnum Armory, with the State Representative candidates Anthony Giarrusso, Mark Schwager and Kevin McDonough taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. and State Senate candidates Dawson Hodgson and Winter Hames taking their places an hour later. Admission is free. Town Committee chairs Tom Plunkett and Chuck Newton said the debate is an effort to stimulate voter…