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Archive - 2014

June 11th

Town beach gets a facelift from new projects

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Recreation Advisory Board met on Monday evening to discuss projects and budgetary updates regarding Narragansett Town Beach.

Recreation Advisory Board Chair Keith Kyle detailed the completion of several beach-related projects, including adding new waste receptacles to improve the overall look and feel of the property. The new barrels will replace the old, 55-gallon barrels which are now becoming rusted and unsightly. Upon hearing the news, new member of the board Pat Brady expressed his appreciation for Kyle making this initiative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Top NHS students prepared for new challenges

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett High School Valedictorian Jake Rost and Salutatorian Leah Benz are excited to take on the world using the skills taught to them by the teachers at NHS.

The daughter of Jamie and Fritz Benz of Narragansett, Leah will be attending Georgetown University in the fall to study linguistics and foreign languages. She is the Student Council President and participates in Theater Club, World Language Club, Student Government, and is Co-President of the Honor Society alongside Rost.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 9th

Residents feeling pinched in Coventry

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY — Residents are red-faced and angry with the no-win financial situation the town is facing for the fiscal year 2015 budget.
With the public meeting and vote just a week away, residents feel stuck facing either higher taxes or severe cuts in schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Denice to run for Rep. in Dist. 26

June 9, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Nick Denice is in the race for State Representative in House District 26, covering West Warwick, Coventry and Warwick.

Denice is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of the West Warwick Pension Board.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law, a masters and bachelors degree in accounting from Bryant University and has worked for the world’s largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, proving tax services to Fortune 500 clients.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New police station aim of new bonds

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY— Four bond referendum requests were brought forth to the General Assembly by District 28 representative Scott Guthrie (D- Coventry) last Thursday, for Coventry to finance close to $23 million in improvements to the town, including the possibility of a new police station.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ocean Mist owner says club will close if sheet pile wall is built

June 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday night, the South Kingstown Town Council held a closed executive session to discuss current litigation between the Ocean Mist and the CRMC regarding a sheet pile wall planned to be built on the east side of the Ocean Mist.

The council discussed a Superior Court decision in March that overturned the approval of the sea wall. On June 24, a CRMC meeting will be held to further examine the issue.

Kevin Finnegan, owner of the Ocean Mist, said that if the wall is built, it will force the Ocean Mist, an iconic Rhode Island music venue and beach bar, to close.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fiore, neighbors address flooding issues

June 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A meeting of the South Kingstown Conservation Commission, in review of Roland Fiore’s plan to develop a now 36-unit multi-household development at 571 Main St., brought concerned members of the public to the council chambers to discuss drainage and flooding issues in the surrounding area.

The property, on which sits the historic Miller House, a million dollar mansion that Fiore has lived in for 20 years, is prone to flooding - as are the surrounding yards and houses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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