ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Storytelling
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Carolina

Chess Club
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

Sunset Concert Series
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Trivia Night
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Shakespeare in the Park
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Free Movies on the Beach
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Misquamicut

RI Blood Drive
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected


ADVERTISEMENT


Candidates for office need to be interested, informed


We have been witnessing changes within town governance.

Near term there are, or will be, openings on various boards that must be filled with qualified candidates who can donate their wisdom, talent and TIME! One of the qualifications should not be party affiliation!! The appointments process is controlled effectively by one party consumed by its own self interests. Who advocates for all the rest of the citizens of our town who are Independents. All candidates must have their applications posted on the town website for transparent review and comment. An individual stating that he or she would like to give back something to the town is not a qualification any more than simply being a lifelong resident is.

Personally, I would like candidates, in addition to signing the ethics statement, sign off on having read the Comprehensive Plan and applicable ordinances for their respective boards.

This is not asking a lot of volunteers. It is part of the job description. We will not overcome the problems before us until we have truly interested, informed, non-conflicted individuals serving.

Candidates proposed by the appointment chairs must not be presented and voted on in the particular order ordained by those deemed in charge of the process. They must be screened together openly and presented in no preordained order. Let’s get on with the process.

Dick Anthony

Westerly



Back to Letters
Top Stories of the Week

WWII veteran gets new home, with a little help from …
WESTERLY — Surrounded by family members, a plate of chicken cacciatore, stuffed peppers and spaghetti, and a glass of wine, John “Shorty” Terranova settled into … more ...

Westerly woman identified as Providence garage jumper …
WESTERLY — A 35-year-old local resident has been identified as the woman who died after jumping off a railing at the Providence Mall garage. Trudy … more ...

New parish priest wants to be community ‘solution center’ …
HOPKINTON — Michael Colello doesn’t want to be known as just another cookie-cutter parish priest. He wants to be known as a down-to-earth, relatable guy … more ...

Police Logs: Sunday, July 26, 2015 …
Stonington Joseph P. Miranti, 58, of 98 W. Broad St., Apt. 10, was charged Friday with violation of probation, failure to submit to fingerprinting, and … more ...

Police logs: Monday, July 27, 2015 …
Westerly Edward C. Flynn, 44, of 44 Fairview Ave., Apt. B, Westerly, was charged Saturday with domestic disorderly conduct. Luke Schroeder, 18, of 151 Barrington … more ...

Comments