Open forum planned with local legislators
The League of Women Voters of Newport County will sponsor a forum with members of the General Assembly who represent Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown.
Participants include Sen. President Teresa Paiva Weed, who represents Jamestown, as well as Sens. Louis DiPalma and Christoper Ottiano. Five members of the House of Representatives have also committed: Reps. Marvin Abney, Dennis Canario, John Edwards, Linda Finn and Peter Martin.
Patty MacLeish of the League of Women Voters will moderate. Topics will include ethics, education and gun control. Audience members will also have time to ask the legislators questions. The event is free and open to the public. Call Susan Wells at 846-9537 for more information.