Working Together for Westerly’s Future

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Edward P. Morrone 

William “Bill” Aiello 

Support the Westerly School system by working closely with the School department.

Maintain or reduce tax rates by attracting new business to Westerly.

Promote tourism by exploring extended stay facilities and working closely with the economic development commission on the comprehensive plan.

Waive permits and other fees for certain categories of businesses that are building or expanding facilities in Westerly.

Explore town-wide public transportation system with focus on the beach and business areas.

Investigate public and/or partially subsidized transportation for the elderly.

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Make well-reasoned and prudent fiscal decisions to keep Westerly’s taxes reasonable and affordable to its citizenry.

Maintain & improve roads, sidewalks and buildings (including both town and school facilities).

Increase bicycle paths to shoreline and downtown business areas.

Improve fuel economy of Westerly vehicle fleet.

Provide building permit incentives for improvements that increase energy efficiency in homes and businesses.

Investigate renewable energy sources for use in our public facilities, including geothermal, solar, wind and water energy generation.

Upgrade existing facilities to improve energy.​


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William “Bill” Aiello is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and an involved citizen. He was born at the Westerly Hospital and attended Westerly and Chariho schools before entering active duty, serving stateside and overseas. His career quickly progressed from trainee to supervisor to manager. It included working with military and civilian personnel from various organizations. He coordinated security with U.S. and host nation representatives and was the senior security agent on advance teams and deployments. He assisted in design and oversight of a multimillion dollar construction project while also leading security efforts for a major consolidation and relocation. He developed and managed budgets and provided government oversight to million dollar security and law enforcement contracts. He has been a trainer, evaluator, liaison, superintendent, and director. He completed an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Security Administration, along with training in leadership and management, communication, emergency management, process improvement, trust building, and acquisition. While in Tennessee, he was elected secretary and (twice) as president of a military association and awarded Tennessee’s Outstanding Achievement Award.  After returning to Westerly, he furthered his knowledge of town government through meetings of both the municipal and school sides of government, where he participated as a member of a committee or as an interested attendee. He currently serves his church community as an Extraordinary Minister, lector, and member of the finance and vitality committees. He served his fire district as an elected auditor. Bill has also volunteered in the Westerly school system since 2007, working as a substitute teacher assistant and recess aide since 2011. He was a volunteer coach for youth soccer and baseball for several years while his grandson played. Bill is an independent thinker and would work to serve the needs of the entire community. He believes Westerly is a wonderful place to live, play, work and visit, and that we need to maintain our facilities, improve infrastructure, protect natural resources, promote economic growth, and support educational opportunities and quality of life initiatives.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Cersosimo, Granite Photo.

John P. Carson Sr. has lived in Westerly for most of his life. A graduate of Westerly High School, 1963 and Springfield College (1967). He has served as teacher coach and administrator in the Westerly Public School for 34 years before his retirement. An active high school sports official for 45 years in Rhode Island and Connecticut, he also has been an alumni recruiter for Springfield College. In retirement, he has worked for the Bristol/Warren and Coventry School Departments as an Interim Administrator and presently is a member of the Golf Staff at The Misquamicut Club. Jack is married to JoAnn Sisk Carson and they have five children and five grandchildren. As a community leader, he is finishing a 4yr term on the Westerly School Committee. Among his accomplishments on the School Committee is the appointment of Dr. Roy Seitsinger, Ph.D., Superintendent of schools and the reorganization of the entire management team of the school department including principalships, fiscal, buildings and pupil personnel. Recent R.I. Department of Education ratings all point to district improvement which culminated in several commended schools, which reflect the last 3 years evaluation of overall school improvement from the 11th to 9th to 7th best in the state. Clearly, this should be a source of pride for the entire community, parents and taxpayers. Jack’s Leadership, common sense and dedication will be a great asset to the Town Council of Westerly. During his two terms on the Council he has argued for responsible Town Budgets with emphasis on adding only critical items and essential personnel. Jack will continue to demonstrate courtesy to the public during Council meetings and act responsibly regardless of the consequences. Jack consistently pledges good commonsense approaches to the many issues confronting local government.

John P. Carson Sr

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Photo courtesy of Stephen Cersosimo, Granite Photo.



Photo courtesy of Stephen Cersosimo, Granite Photo.

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Edward P. Morrone was born and raised in Westerly. He attended local schools and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. No stranger to the local business and political arenas, he has the distinction of serving Westerly as a Representative and State Senator in the RI General Assembly.

Senator Morrone has participated in many local civic and non-profit organizations as a board member. He served as a board member and as president of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce (now the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce). He is also a past recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and Key Award.

Recently retired as Clerk of the RI Superior Court for Washington County and previously for Kent County, Ed’s public and state service career spans over 30 years. He served as the first Adult Drug Court Manager for the Superior Court, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the office of the Senate President, and as Chief of Staff for the Senate.

A successful local business professional, Ed founded The Morrone Insurance Agency, merged with The Capalbo Agency, and headed The Capalbo & Morrone Agency as President. The agency merged with and was sold to Starkweather & Shepley, Inc., where he served as Vice President until 2001.

Edward Morrone has served on the URI Alumni Executive Board and as President of Theta Chi Alumni Association. Senator Morrone has a wealth of diverse experience locally and statewide. He is ready to serve as a Westerly Town Councilor with the same commitment, dedication, integrity, and leadership that have defined his life of public service to the Westerly community and the State of Rhode Island.

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