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March 19th

NHS unified team spreads the word to end the word

March 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – “Spread the word to end the word.”

That’s the message members of the unified basketball team at Narragansett High School are promoting through a video that has gone viral on YouTube.

With the help of their coaches, Abby Hummel and Krystal Cagnon, they created the video and made a pledge to stop using the “R word” as well as related offensive words.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council passes preliminary budget

March 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council reviewed the preliminary budget on Monday night, considering seven amendments to the nearly $74.9 million budget that the town manager originally presented before ultimately voting unanimously to adopt the $74.9 million amended budget.

The first consideration was on the increased stipend for future town councilors, which was discussed at the last meeting and decided against at some point between then and Monday night. The council did not discuss the decision nor make a motion to increase the annual stipend, which remains at $3,000 for each of the four members and $4,000 for the council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Flood insurance bill to reduce rate hikes passes senate

March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 last Thursday.

The bill is aimed to spare many homeowners from steep rate hikes in federal flood insurance policies.

The voted passed the Senate by a vote of 72-22 and was sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. U.S. Congress previously passed the bill March 4 by a vote of 306 to 91.

The bill, which will put a cap on future rate hikes and provide refunds for certain homeowners who bought property after July 6, 2012, was passed in response to concerns about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC finding on sheet pile wall overturned

March 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Providence County Superior Court judge ruled last Thursday to reverse the Coastal Resources Management Council’s finding that the town took all reasonable steps to minimize environmental impacts and use conflicts arising from the construction of the 202-foot sheet pile wall along Matunuck Beach Road.

Associate Justice Stephen P. Nugent thus remanded the matter to the CRMC to clarify and complete its decision on the issue of environmental impacts and use conflicts of the wall.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 17th

Dave’s Coffee moving headquarters to Narragansett

March 17, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Dave’s Coffee is planning to open a second location in Providence this spring and to move its headquarters to Narragansett.

“We’re halfway through our construction,” David Lanning Sr., CEO of Dave’s Coffee, said Tuesday. “We’re planning for the end of April, sometime in May to be opened there.”

Lanning said the Providence location on South Main Street will be different from the Charlestown location.

“It will be our fist stand-alone location,” he said. “It will be totally different to have steady traffic year round, different from the summer increase in Charlestown.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 14th

Planning department seeks open space grants

March 14, 2014

COVENTRY— The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is accepting applications from cities, towns and non-profit land organizations for open space grants and with past success of acquiring money, Coventry’s Planning and Zoning department plans to submit an application in the upcoming months.

According to RIDEM’s press release, $5 million is available for Rhode Island Local Open Space Matching Grants, which was approved by the voters during the 2008 and 2012 Open Space Bond Authorizations.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Storti to open adult daycare center on Columbia Street

March 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Peter Storti, owner of the Avery-Storti Funeral Home and Crematorium, is opening an adult daycare center down the road where the Forbes Funeral Home once was.

The daycare center is designed for caretakers who have to work or go to school during the day and need a place besides a nursing home where their loved ones can stay.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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