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September 26th

Town approves license for new 007 Bar owners

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council voted to approve a renewal of the liquor license at 007 Bar and Grille on Post Road, a business which has struggled in recent years to remain successful and is currently in receivership. Representatives for current receivership owner Tiogue Properties, LLC, as well as the prospective operator, Providence Coal Fired Pizza on Westminster St, were on hand to explain the complex transfer of the former 007 Bar and Grille’s liquor license.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Block Island opposes Quonset ferry route

September 26, 2013

NEW SHOREHAM – The town of New Shoreham voted last week against supporting the proposed Rhode Island Fast Ferry Service from Quonset to Block Island.

Town Manager Nancy O. Dodge confirmed that the New Shoreham Town Council voted 4-1 not to support Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s application currently before the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The overseer of the Poor had its hands full

September 26, 2013

HOPKINTON – “There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty”, once stated 17th century Irish dramatist George Farquhar. As the centuries passed, that statement remained true in the eyes of the helpless and destitute. Over-come with hopelessness, loathe to take charity, and well aware that more people would whisper about such a condition than try and alter it, the stigma of poverty has remained what it always was; a scandalous and shameful way of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family-oriented event a part of Charlestown's 275th

September 26, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – On Sept. 21, Ninigret Park hosted the annual Harvest Festival to raise money for the Community Garden, which grows fresh food for people in need.

The festival was very family-oriented, providing activities for children and adults alike.

One speaker, Thawn Harris, told stories from Native American tradition with a modern twist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men arrested for growing marijuana

September 26, 2013

HOPKINTON — Proceeding from separate investigations, police arrested two town residents for possession of marijuana plants.

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Ashaway School to hire new principal

September 26, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — “Necessity of Two Principals for Hopkinton Elementary Schools,” was the agenda's red flag that resulted in over 75 parents and supporters to crowd into the Chariho School Committee meeting on Tuesday night.

In its last meeting, the committee approved the transfer of Steven Morrone, Ashaway School's former principal, to Chariho Middle School. That evening, the committee also discussed the possibility of sharing one principal between Hopkinton's two elementary schools as a strategy to lower district costs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Karen Murphy steps down as executive director of Welcome House

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Welcome House of South County is without an executive director for the third time in 10 months.

Ken Burke, president of the Welcome House’s Board of Directors, said Monday that after a 90-day contract the board and Interim Executive Director Karen Murphy mutually agreed to part ways.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deepwater Wind takes end around route for landing cable

September 26, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island State Properties Committee will hear a request Thursday for approval of an easement agreement with Narragansett Electric Company over property located on Ocean Road in Narragansett.

Word quickly spread that the item pertained to Deepwater Wind’s quest to land a cable from its proposed offshore wind farm in Narragansett.

Ronald N. Renaud, chair of the state properties committee, confirmed Tuesday that the item does pertain to Deepwater and it would be heard at Thursday’s meeting in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local police departments join forces to curb underage drinking and ensure nightclub safety

September 26, 2013

The South Kingstown and Narragansett police departments are among several departments joining the Rhode Island State Police in their new statewide task force in enforcing nightclub safety and alcohol related violations.

The task force also includes the University of Rhode Island Police Department as well as other police departments throughout the state, including Providence and Newport police.

Police and campus security from Providence College, Bryant University, Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University have joined the task force as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council explores options to increase parking on Matunuck Beach Road

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council asked the town Monday to look into extending the area where parking is permitted on Matunuck Beach Road.

The item was on the council’s agenda at the request of Councilor Jim O’Neill.

“Sometimes the ticketing is really incredible,” O’Neill said.

He said he thought parking could be allowed between the Vanilla Bean and the area where parking is permitted, near the Ocean Mist, on the ocean side of the road.

“We need to make this viable, we need to make this pro-business,” he said of expanding the parking.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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