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August 21st, 2014

Homecoming for Hopkinton’s new finance director

August 21, 2014

HOPKINTON — Newly hired Finance Director Brian Rosso is no stranger to Hopkinton. He’s a native Hopkintonian with generational roots in the town, and he’s thrilled to be back.
“I was born and raised in Hopkinton – my parents still live here, my grandparents still live here. My brother and his family live here, so I still have a lot of ties,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown preps Old Towne House for winter

August 21, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its Aug. 4 meeting, the North Kingstown Town Council discussed the possibility of moving the Old Towne House from its present site on Brown Street to Wilson Park, and idea which was ultimately deemed too costly.
“I had run some numbers and talked to contractors, but the cost was relatively high, to the point it was a wash in moving it or elevating it at its present location,” said Director of Public Works Phil Bergeron on Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 20th

Residents dispute lot clearing on Green Hill Beach Road

August 20, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Residents of Green Hill are once again dealing with the possibility that their pond-front view and natural landscape will be tarnished by the development of a two-bedroom house - this time one that appears to be being built on the wrong lot.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An epic family bicycle ride for MS

August 20, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – John and Ethan Thoms arrived on Saturday on East Matunuck Beach, each on a recumbent bicycle. Tired, sweating, and packed with supplies, an onlooker might have thought the two had just finished the longest bike ride of their lives. In fact, they had. They had come from Astoria, Ore.
A long-time supporter of Bike MS, a non-profit group that arranges and supports bicycle fundraisers for Multiple Sclerosis research, treatment and awareness, John Thoms decided one day to take his work with MS a step further.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett woman gets 48 months for drug trafficking

August 20, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Ashley Sekator-Graham, who was arrested last July for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett was sentenced last Thursday to 48 months in federal prison in addition to five years of supervised release upon completion of her prison term by U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi. Sekator-Graham previously pleaded guilty on April 16, 2014 to one count each of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Clough-Gledhill political signs stolen

August 20, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A disproportionate amount of political signs supporting Rachel Clough and Liz Gledhill for South Kingstown Town Council have gone missing or have been found destroyed in the past few weeks. The duo, who decided to run together to save campaign money, have had to order more signs twice since their initial purchase of 100, printed at $5 per.
“It’s getting ridiculous,” said Clough on Monday. “It’s getting to the point where I replenish them and then they are gone. If you don’t like somebody, you don’t need to vote for them, but stealing is never good.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council discusses updated finance letter

August 20, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued its discussion on a single page letter drafted by the finance committee to be sent out to all tax payers detailing the town’s financial condition. The letter, which was originally requested by councilman Doug McLaughlin, was sent back for revisions during the last town council meeting earlier this month. Councilman Matt Mannix had previously taken issue with some of the wording in the letter, explaining that he would like to see it be sent out with strictly facts and advocated for removing the committee’s opinions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 19th

Kentara Green debate continues

August 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Planning Board and Historic District Commission convened on Tuesday evening for a special workshop to analyze possible amendments to local historic districts and to identify key properties and areas for potential district additions. The subcommittee focused on the need to further examine designations and districts in light of the recent controversy surrounding a proposal to subdivide a lot on Kentara Green, specifically one of the Sherry Cottages.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Repairs to High Street won’t happen until 2016

August 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As reported by The Narragansett Times in May 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation ( RIDOT) announced that repairs to High Street would begin in the spring of 2014. On Wednesday, a representative from RIDOT told The Times that work on High Street will not begin until 2016.
According to RIDOT, the issue is storm-water drainage. Even before the RIDOT patches the potholes with a temporary solution, the drainage issues must be taken care of.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 15th

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

August 15, 2014

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

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