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Archive - Nov 16, 2011

Businesses left in the dark on LED signs

November 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The four corners of the commercial highway zoning district will remain in the dark at least until February as the business community has to wait again to find out if they can use LED signs to brighten their future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 16, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out whether Wakefield businesses will now be able to use electronic LED lights to advertise. Also, the Narragansett Town Council approved a new ordinance to increase the late fee for property owners who need to register their rental homes with the town.

A day before the General Assembly votes on the state pension bill, The Times has two stories on what Governor Lincoln Chafee and the South Kingstown Town Council think about last week's new amendments to the bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Timetable for recovery of sunken barge still unknown

November 16, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NEWPORT - Almost two weeks after a barge sank beneath the Newport Pell Bridge, how it will be recovered hasn’t been determined yet.
Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Minnesota, the owner of the barge, was hired by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) for the purpose of repainting and making repairs to the steel structure of the bridge.
Repairs began in September 2010 and the current work is scheduled to be completed by year’s end.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charger boys come close to state title

November 16, 2011

NORTH SCITUATE — “Let’s dance.”

Those two words can emphasize on having fun and feeling relaxed on a person or group’s free time.

ALA continues fighting for better air quality (Letter)

November 16, 2011

To the Editor,

Congress has become increasingly fixated on dismantling clean air protections and impeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to improve public health. Last month, House Leaders passed the TRAIN Act, the most dangerous assault on the clean air protections ever. And now in the Senate, we have Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to thwart the implementation of the life-saving Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The rule is expected to protect the public from deadly toxins emitted by industrial plants in other states, of which citizens of Sen. Paul’s own state of Kentucky would benefit from greatly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whitehouse and Reed speak during ‘Get Off Oil’ forum

November 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to a captivated audience of students, state representatives, and environmental advocates at the ‘Get Off Oil’ Forum, held this past Friday at Brown University. Two panels of local experts, from professors to businessmen convened to speak about various aspects regarding the globe’s reliance on fossil fuels which impact many facets of our everyday activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thompson the driving force behind Briarbrook Auctions

November 16, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Auctioneer Nanci Thompson won’t give her age.

“If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be described as circa 1960 mid-century modern,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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