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August 7th, 2014

Rhode Island ranks at bottom for small business friendliness

August 7, 2014

Rhode Island has once again ranked as the worst state in the nation in terms of small business-friendliness, according to thumbtack.com, a website devoted to connecting customers and clients with professionals in the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Union passes no-confidence vote on Gardiner

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-In the ongoing tug-of-war between the Town of North Kingstown and its firefighters, the fire union announced on Monday its passing a vote of no-confidence against Chief Fenwick Gardiner, Jr. The union, which passed the vote 48-2, cites a number of safety concerns over which Gardiner has allegedly presided, and called the action ‘the result of a thorough, deliberative and investigative process beginning in Dec. 2013.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man, woman arrested for Exeter break-in

August 7, 2014

EXETER—As residents’ concern has grown in Exeter regarding a series of daytime robberies over the past weeks, two suspects in one incident were apprehended by state police this past Friday. Jennifer L. Mignacca, 34, and Vincent J. Derrico, 37, both of Coventry, were charged with a count each of breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council talks runestone

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Town Council approved an expenditure of $3,000 on Monday for setting of the Narragansett Rune Stone, a two ton rock with ancient markings that have caused a stir over the past year among researchers and the enthused public.
The vote comes as archaeological experts attempt to debunk claims by Providence man Everett Brown Jr. that he carved the runic symbols in the stone as a 13-year-old boy during the summer of 1964.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chafee puts pen to paper on climate change bills

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young cagers cruise to victory

August 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday night, East Greenwich and Chariho met in the Narragansett Youth Summer Basketball League in the 7th and 8th grade division in a critical late-season game. With the playoffs approaching, it was a game to help either team gain some momentum heading into the post season.
East Greenwich defeated Chariho White, 43-16, cruising to the easy victory at Christofaro Park.

‘Run 4 Kerri’ tradition continues

August 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In sports, sometimes, it’s not all about wins and losses, or who made the game-winning plays. It’s the sacrifices and the commitments people make off the field and to other organizations that really make sports something special.

Waves top Gulls in push for NECBL playoffs

August 7, 2014

NEWPORT— The playoff race heated up last Friday night in the Pell Bridge series season finale between the Ocean State Waves and the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, with the Waves coming away on top, 11-4, ending the Gulls’ six-game winning streak in the process.

Lillibridge Dr. residents claim property damage

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In August 1973, Peter and Ilene Hoffmann made the small town of East Greenwich their new home, settling on a ranch-style house at the end of a cul-de-sac on Lillibridge Drive, a quaint residence in a quiet neighborhood where the couple would raise their family over the years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Resident suing over status with local board

August 7, 2014

A lawsuit was recently filed by an East Greenwich resident against the town he resides in claiming his membership to the Zoning Board was unlawfully voided.
According to court documents that were filed in Kent County Superior Court back on July 7, William DiStefano alleges that the Town of East Greenwich had violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as “failing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefano’s appointment to the Zoning Board.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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