Brimer Wietman McKay NKRepublicans North Kingstown Publications

Last week, voters in the U.K. went to the polls to elect a new parliament. On the surface, this vote was an ordinary parliamentary election, but beneath the surface, this was a referendum on two very important topics affecting the western world; 1) the battle between c...

November 14, 2019

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In a Special Election on Tuesday, North Kingstown voters rejected a referendum that asked residents to decide on a $7.5 million bond for the renovation and restoration of the town hall building located on Boston Neck Road. 

According to the uncertified...

October 31, 2019

$12.5 million dollars is alot of money to spend on a municipal building without a clear plan.

Our beloved town hall is definitely worth refurbishing but at what cost? 

In 2018 we voted to spend up to $5 million dollars. The vote next month for $7.5 million dollars brings...

October 31, 2019

Elected officials have become too comfortable with minimizing the impact of costly proposed projects by presenting the “it’s no more than the price of a cup of coffee” analogy.

This trite response to deflect cost reality is insulting. The “Save Our Town Hall” advocates...

October 31, 2019

On January 26, 1970 the North Kingstown Town Council appropriated eight thousand dollars to seize three parcels of land by eminent domain. One of them is on the corner of Updike Avenue and Boston Neck Road, now known as Veterans Memorial Park. 

The purpose of the taking...

This bond issue is asking the voters to give the Town Council a total of $12.5 million dollars to remodel and renovate a building that when finished will not be worth the investment.  Further the voter does not know what they are buying since all the town has produced...

October 31, 2019

Over the past few months, we have all heard many common-sense reasons why approving yet another bond, for $7.5 million, to re-stuff the entire town office operation into an inadequate building that is in a flood plain and has limited parking is a bad idea. We voters al...

October 24, 2019

There are at least 2,300 historic districts in the U.S., many of them centered on authenticating the assets of single-family homeowners.

It should be noted that the preservation movement is struggling to tell the full American story. Only 8% of National Register sites a...