Terri Flynn

Middletown bond recount request confronts obscure state elections regulation

BY: - November 16, 2023

A little-known provision of state election board rules has come under scrutiny after a citizen group’s attempt to challenge results of a Middletown bond referendum. Middletown Concerned Neighbors asked for a recount of the $190 million school bond question that narrowly passed in the Nov. 7 special election. The Rhode Island Board of Elections took […]

Amo in clear lead in CD1 Democratic primary; Leonard easily wins Republican race

BY: - September 5, 2023

Democrat Gabe Amo catapulted to the top in the primary race for Rhode Island’s open 1st Congressional District seat in early unofficial results after the polls closed Tuesday night. Amo had 32.1% of the vote to rival Aaron Regunberg’s 24.8%, with 86 of 94 polling places reporting as of 8:52 p.m. State Rep. Sandra Cano […]

What you need to know about Primary Day

BY: - September 4, 2023

Hiya, I’m Christopher Shea and I will be your guide for the special primaries in Rhode Island Tuesday. Here’s the 4-1-1 on what you need to know about when to cast a ballot and where in the 401. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are waiting in line at 8 p.m., you will be […]

The two Republican CD1 candidates have been pretty quiet. There’s a reason for that.

BY: - September 1, 2023

Fraud investigations. Allegations of illegal super PAC coordination. Vocal debates. And one of the biggest spenders dropping out with a little more than a week before the Sept. 5 primary In the leadup to the Sept. 5 primary, Democrats seeking to fill the open seat for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District certainly have drawn their […]

Meet the candidates running for Rhode Island’s open 1st Congressional District seat

BY: - August 22, 2023

Ten of the 14 Democrats vying to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives responded to Rhode Island Current’s request for biographical information and answers to three questions. Below in alphabetical order are their answers which have been lightly condensed and edited. Democratic candidates Rhode Island Rep. Stephen Casey, Sen. […]

Early voting begins Wednesday

BY: - August 16, 2023

Today marks the beginning of early in-person voting for the special primary elections held across the state. Voters will have through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to cast their ballots if they want to avoid going to the polls later that day. Polls will not be open on Labor Day, said Faith Chybowski, spokesperson […]

In first press conference, GOP CD1 candidate rails against Jane Fonda endorsement of Regunberg

BY: - August 11, 2023

PROVIDENCE — In front of the names of the hundreds of Rhode Islanders who died in World War I, Republican Gerry Leonard invoked a different war — the Vietnam War — in his first press conference since declaring his campaign for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. The GOP’s endorsed candidate for the Sept. 5 primary […]

Ready, set, signatures: CD1 candidates turn in nomination forms to qualify for ballot

BY: - July 14, 2023

With the starting gun fired, candidates are sprinting toward the finish line in the upcoming special election for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. The first hurdle to clear is gathering a minimum 500 signatures from district voters to make it on the ballot. Which is why CD1 contenders and their supporters have spent the last […]