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August 29th

Council approves Whalerock purchase

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Last Thursday, the Charlestown Town Council voted in favor of a resolution to acquire a 75-acre property known as “Whalerock” and to keep it as open space. With more than 150 residents attending the hearing held at Charlestown Elementary School, there was strong public support for the purchase.

Town Council President Thomas Gentz presented a detailed slide show of the sales agreement that included maps of the site located north of Route One between King’s Factory Road and East Quail Run.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

After settlement, Charlestown declared an aggrieved party in Whalerock case

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – Despite the fact that the Whalerock case was settled Thursday with the town’s purchase of the property on King’s Factory Road, a Superior Court judge filed a ruling Friday stating that the town of Charlestown is an aggrieved party in the case.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys home on Columbia Street

August 29, 2013

Update: The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal's office said Thursday that the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by the "improper disposal of smoking materials."

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A fire destroyed the upper two floors of a home on Columbia Street Saturday afternoon.

According to Union Fire District Chief Robert Perry, crews were called to 25 Columbia St. at 3:37 p.m. Upon arrival, Perry said they found the second and third floor attic engulfed in flame with heavy black smoke emanating from the structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC affirms denial of Champlin’s Marina BI expansion

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — Champlin’s Marina on Block Island lost its second round with the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), when the council upheld its 2011 decision Monday to deny Champlin’s application for docking expansion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning board grants permission for Lamoureux to move Ocean Road home

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board recently granted permission to the owner of an Ocean Road home, built in error on the neighboring property, to move the home to its proper location.

Following a public hearing in May and decision approving the move in June, the zoning board sent notification dated Aug. 14 to Robert Lamoureux, the owner of 1440 Ocean Road, indicating that he would be permitted to move the home pending Coastal Resources Management Council approval.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 22nd

Coventry hockey team has superb summer

August 22, 2013

It’s relatively easy to measure the progress the Coventry hockey team made the during the Rhode Island Summer Hockey League season.
In their first game of the season the Oakers were beaten 5-1 by Bishop Hendricken. The two teams met again in the semifinals Sunday night in Smithfield and the young Oakers gave a better account of themselves.

Coventry excited about season

August 22, 2013

COVENTRY — Every offensive play the Coventry football worked on during the preseason last year went for naught when, after the Oakers were humbled in a non-league game by North Kingstown, Coventry coach Gerry Zannella eschewed the passing game in favor of the single wing out of self perseveration.
That shouldn't be the case this year as the Oakers enter the new season with a new quarterback and a new mindset. Junior Joe Foley, who quarterbacked the Oakers' JV team last year, will be the signal caller this season.

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