The Rhode Island Public expenditure Council (RIPEC) will honor Middletown Police Chief Anthony Pesare and Sharon Reynolds Ferland, fiscal advisor for the Rhode Island House of Representatives, with public service awards at the group’s annual meeting tonight at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Cook Political Report editor and Rhode Island native Jennifer Duffy will deliver the keynote address. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport and House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence, will also speak at the 69th RIPEC annual meeting.
Darrell West, the former Brown political science professor and pollster, will analyze the election results in a Nov. 9 speech at Central Congregational Church in Providence.
West, who is now vice president of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will speak in the ninth annual lecture of the church’s annual West series of speeches on politics and religion at the church, where he was an active member during the years he lived in Providence.
Brendan Doherty wrote a somewhat thoughtful, albeit in the end partisan, op-end piece that ran in this morning’s ProJo. Doherty, Republican candidate for 1st District U.S. House against incumbent Democrat David Cicilline, outlined the fiscal cliff the nation faces as a result of the partisan gridlock on financial and budget matters in Washington, D.C.
Members of `Democrats for Doherty’ according to the latest release from Brendan Doherty’s campaign for Congress in the 1st District.
Chairwoman of the Democrats for Doherty campaign is former State Rep. Joanne Giannini of Providence.
Other members of the group: Kevin Stacom and Ernie DiGregorio, both standout Providence College basketball players from Dave Gavitt’s legendary 1973 Friar team that went to the Final 4 of the NCAA. Stacom and Enrie D. both went on to NBA careers.