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April 19th

Repairs scheduled for Factory Pond dam

April 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–As the reconstruction for the Factory Pond dam in Green Hill gets underway in April, the town will have finished all the planned dam reconstructions in the town.
Director of Public Services Jon Shock said reconstruction for Factory Pond will begin in April. At the March 28 town council meeting, the town awarded a low bid of $172,000 to East Coast Construction in Portsmouth to undertake the dam repairs. The town will repair the Factory Pond dam to update it to current dam standards and to fix damage incurred from the March 2010 storm.

April 18th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: More information released about local bridges

April 19, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In last week’s Standard-Times, it was reported that two bridges in town had been identi-fied as “structurally deficient” by the Transportation for America.
Though the classifications haven’t changed, more information has been released as why the bridges were ranked that way.
The two that were classified were the bridge on Tower Hill Road that crosses Route 138 and the historic C.L. Hus-sey Bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Wickford Cove.

'Carcieri fix' appearing before U.S. Senate again

April 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate will again consider a “Carcieri fix” bill that contains language that would allow for tribes such as the Narragansett Indians to take their land into trust.

Public speaks out against motor vehicle tax in South Kingstown

April 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town held its first public hearing on the preliminary budget Wednesday night with most of the public speaking out against the motor vehicle exemption tax.
With both the town council and school committee present, Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred first gave an overview of the total $89 million municipal budget.

April 17th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Improvements coming to the port of Davisville

April 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last year, Quonset was the recipient of $22.3 million worth of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for major improvements to the Port of Davisville. The improvements have begun and continue to run on schedule.
By the time the improvements are completed, the port will increase in capacity, allowing for the staging for off-shore wind equipment and the handling of cargo for short sea shipping.

Easter services in Alton

April 17, 2011

ALTON -- St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Alton will hold an array of services during Holy Week.

SK Council approves zoning ordinance for special use permits

April 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council held two public hearings Monday night concerning a Community Development Block Grant the town received and amendments to special use permits in the Zoning Ordinance.

The town held the first public hearing to obtain citizen views on the community development, housing needs and program performance relative to the town’s application for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. Though the town sought citizen input on the grants that can go directly to the community, no one from the public came to comment on the CDBG grant.

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