Local names floated for Congress

The Lighthouse Keeper
Keeping an eye on Jamestown


As the race to replace Congressman David Cicilline takes shape, two local residents’ names are being prominently bandied about as potential candidates.

Both Democratic National Committeewoman Liz Beretta-Perik, and investor Don Carlson are rumored to be interested in the House of Representatives job. State Sen. Dawn Euer, who represents Jamestown, also has been mulling a possible run, according to press reports.

Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and state Sen. Sandra Cano have announced they are running to replace Cicilline, who is stepping down June 1 to become president of the Rhode Island Foundation.

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Local photographer Daniel Forster’s work will be part of the Providence Art Club’s exhibit March 26 through April 14.

The exhibition, featuring a variety of artworks, will be on view in the Maxwell Mays Gallery, located on the second floor of the clubhouse at 11 Thomas St.

There will be an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays or by appointment.

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Mount Hope Avenue’s Jane Bentley dropped me a line to praise the women working at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

“Every time you go into the library, there they are with a smile, asking about your trip or how you enjoyed your last book,” Bentley wrote. “They even offer suggestions of another book to read while you are waiting for that one special book to arrive.”

She also complimented the staff on the programs and activities for children, writing “they always have something going on for all ages.”

“How lucky are we to have such a wonderful staff that adds so many personal touches,” she added.

She’s also pleased the library is making use of the top floor of the golf club house while it’s being renovated.

“After all, it was built for the community to use and what better use as the library completes its new additions,” she said. “Thank you ladies for all that you do for our community.”

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Here are the standings after four weeks for the current season of Tuesday night trivia at the Narragansett Café. The 10-week season (with the lowest score being dropped) with a $200 top prize continues through May 2.

Leah’s Friends 426
Shahknado 415
Correctile Dysfunction 405
Does Neatness Count? 374
Sexy Sailors 368
Young Sheldons 368

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