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June 30th, 2014

CRMC approves special exception for Matunuck wall

June 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) held a public hearing on Tuesday evening at the Department of Administration in Providence to make a final decision on the future of the town of South Kingstown’s proposal to build a seawall on Matunuck Beach Road near the Ocean Mist restaurant and bar. After a 5-4 vote the council approved the special exception requested by the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Monahan’s expansion plans greeted with resistance

June 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - An appeal from the owners of Monahan’s Clam Cake Shack and Restaurant, a business owned and operated by a single family for over 50 years, for indoor seating and a license to serve beer and wine brought several groups in opposition to the zoning board meeting Wednesday night, including the DEM, the residents of the Green Hill Condominiums and other neighbors to the restaurant.
The meeting of the zoning board began with a general description of the restaurant and the project that the family was asking for permission to begin work on.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to Pier comp plan map

June 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Planning Board met on Wednesday evening for a special meeting to discuss the second draft of the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use, a color-coded map of the town with various designations for zoning in different areas.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 27th

Ella Prescott having great success with SK Little League

June 27, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ask any South Kingstown baseball player under the age of 13 to name their favorite baseball player, and you’ll likely get answers such as “David Ortiz,” “Dustin Pedroia,” and, should they venture outside the hallowed city limits of Boston and the friendly confines of Fenway, “Derek Jeter.” Each of those names, however, will not be the answer given by South Kingstown Little League’s only girl player in the Majors division. Her answer would seem out of time.
Ask Ella Denny Prescott what her first love is, and she’ll point to her family. Ask her again, only this time ask her to specify a sport, and she’ll say she has a tough time deciding between basketball and baseball. Little wonder. She excels at both. Having just wrapped up the traveling basketball season, her full attention has now turned to baseball. And with good results.

June 26th

Council approves Rolling Greens changes

June 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Beechwood Senior Center was filled to capacity for Monday evening’s public hearing, where the council approved amendments to its Rural Gateway proposal with a vote of 3-2. The Rolling Greens project, which will allow residential acreage at the Route 2 and 102 intersection to be re-zoned for commercial development, has met with much opposition in the North Kingstown and Exeter communities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State honoring fallen NK soldier

June 26, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On June 27, 2005, Army Second Lt. Matthew Coutu, took part in a military convoy through the streets of Baghdad. He never returned, killed by a sniper’s bullet. Now, the soldier who had once called North Kingstown home will have a lasting memorial as the Rhode Island General Assembly approved to rename the bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Route 138.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK solicitor recognized by Providence College

June 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Providence College National Alumni Association presented Narragansett resident James H. Reilly III with the Faithful Friar Award during the college’s annual reunion weekend in May. He received the award for his continue commitment and dedication of time to the college since having graduated in 1969.
Reilly graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science before obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University. He has since continued to be involved with PC as well as the greater community for many years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Non-profit bringing global nutrition mission to Quonset

June 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Navyn Salem brought along her two children on a humanitarian mission to Haiti, a local woman abruptly handed over her own child to bring back to the U.S. Stories such as these have brought Salem to fight against global malnutrition, particularly among children, as the executive director of Edesia Global, a non-profit organization which develops portable, nutritious products for undersupplied countries, namely in Africa.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Openings aplenty for local candidates

June 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Let the season begin.
There are multiple seats up for grabs for the East Greenwich Town Council with a slew of potential candidates – one of them an incumbent – vying for them and hope to gain once all of the final votes are tallied this November.
A total of five positions are in need of filling after this term. Here is a complete overview of all of the current confirmed candidates seeking those seats within the chambers at Town Hall.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Synthetic pot sting busts local store owner

June 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In conjunction with the Newport police and the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, East Greenwich police arrested a local convenience store owner last Wednesday afternoon for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana from his establishment.
Rakeshkumar R. Patel, 40, of 37 Anne Holst Court, Warwick, was taken into custody by officers, removed from his store – East Greenwich Farm, located at 360 Main St. – in handcuffs and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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