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July 17th, 2014

A great run for Chariho 10 year-old All Stars

July 17, 2014

CHARIHO- The Chariho 10 -year- old All-Star team enjoyed quite the run in the tournament during this All-Star season. However, unfortunately, the team saw their journey to an All-Star championship end on Saturday morning, when they lost to South Kingstown American in Chariho, 10-4. The loss ended a four game winning streak for the team out of the loser’s bracket, and the team fell one game short of the final round of the District 3 tournament.
Despite the loss, assistant coach Andy Blanchard couldn’t be more proud of his team, and the way they fought throughout the entire playoffs.

Waves top Gulls 8-2 as Mitchell Jordan’s pitching streak ends in Newport

July 17, 2014

NEWPORT—The sun shined down on the baseball diamond Friday night for some New England Collegiate Baseball, as the Ocean State Waves (14-11) wouldn’t have to go that far, traveling east to Newport to take on Southern Division second place Newport Gulls (16-8), for the third showdown of the season in “The Pell Bridge Rivalry.”
Approximately, 2,800 fans crowded the seats to watch the mid-season match-up between the teams. The season series are split down the middle at a game apiece. Last game out, the Waves won a statement game on the road over division-leader—Plymouth Pilgrims.

Seminar elucidates end of life legal necessities

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — Understanding end of life issues such as estate planning and healthcare directives can seem daunting but attorney Marcia J. Boyd, who specializes in elder law, probate, and trusts, helped answer many questions at a special seminar sponsored by the Elder Affairs Commission on Tuesday morning at town hall.
To an audience of about 15 people, Boyd provided a legal check list that detailed the possible areas of concern at the end of life for the client and the client’s loved ones.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Solar proposes yearly tax payment

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Richmond Solar asked for a tax agreement for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road that included paying a yearly lump sum to the town in lieu of tangibles taxes, which are normally levied on business equipment. The lump sum did not include Richmond Solar’s property taxes, which the company would pay for its two and a half acre site located off of Stilson Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tax dispute with area residents settled

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A settlement was reached between homeowners on Sarah’s Trace and the Town of East Greenwich regarding assessed taxes on their respective properties.
In a unanimous 3-0 vote, members of the East Greenwich Town Council approved Monday evening at Swift Community Center the settlement with Christopher and Susan Lamendola, of 50 Sarah’s Trace, Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso, of 40 Sarah’s Trace, and Keith and Wendy Amelotte, of 35 Sarah’s Trace, to which the homeowners will have a significant reduction of their assessed taxes for a four-year period.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local GOP to have primary for Council

July 17, 2014

The picture that is the upcoming election season is getting a little clearer within East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Norman’s granted new license

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A notable establishment on Main Street is about to gain a second life.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the applications for both a victualing license and an entertainment license for Norman’s Tap and Restaurant Monday evening at Swift Community Center, more than five months after the half-century-old business was closed down due to an excessive debt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Solar energy coming to RHS

July 17, 2014

A new energy source will be installed at a prominent educational institute in the very near future.
Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich recently announced that it obtained a pair of state grants, with the assistance of Newport-based NPTRE (also known as Newport Renewables), for the installation of new solar panels to be constructed atop its Alan F. Flynn, Jr. Academic Center, which houses the campus’ Upper School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council debates charter amendments

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council debated a number of recommendations given by the Charter Review Commission, which has been researching potential improvements to the town charter over the past several months. The amendments which the council approved will be placed on the voter ballot in this November’s local elections.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

QDC approves Cape Wind lease option

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) approved an option to lease agreement with Cape Wind Associates, LLC to establish a construction staging and transport area on two parcels of the port’s land. Cape Wind, which has been pushing through a lengthy permitting process and public debate since 2001, was the first to receive a federally recognized commercial lease to build a 130-piece wind turbine facility between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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