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Archive - 2014

June 9th

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

Point Judith Pond aquaculture a growing concern

June 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Harbor Management Commission met on Tuesday evening for a preliminary determination hearing on the Coastal Resources Management Council’s request to create a three-acre rectangular aquaculture farm on the Western side of Ram Island in Point Judith Pond. The farm will house cage cultures which are mesh bags within cages, also known as rack and bag, beneath or at the surface of the water.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 5th

Special Ed changes raising concerns

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Several parents approached the East Greenwich School Committee during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting at Cole Middle School to express their concerns about the sudden changes in the special education programs at some elementary schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters get drenched for charity

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Firefighters from departments all over would use gallons upon gallons of cold water to douse flames and keep their respective communities safe.

But over the last couple of weeks, members of the East Greenwich Fire Department used that same cold water tohelp the community at-large, just not against raging fires.

Instead, they used the water on themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG High’s top students reflect on experiences over last four years

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — While walking around the hallways of East Greenwich High School for the final time, taking her last exams before accepting her diploma this Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence along with her classmates, Heather Shen still feels as if she’s a sophomore and there’s still more that needs to be done both at her school and in her community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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