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November 22nd

Aquaculture making a splash as emerging industry

November 22, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Chariho Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thibeault fitting right in as new finance director

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY — Robert Thibeault’s got some years of experience serving the town and 15 years of professional financial experience, which made him the perfect fit for the Coventry Finance Director.

Thibeault has been a resident of Coventry for 20 years and has served on the town council in 2006, the sewer sub commission and most recently the planning board.

“After being employed at the University of Rhode Island for the past seven years, this is something I’ve worked toward because I wanted to take the next step and new challenges,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Army Corps plans beach restoration

November 22, 2013

MISQUAMICUT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing to restore Misquamicut Beach.
The Army Corps is planning to restore the beach erosion control project after Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the area last year.
The project requires approximately 90,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed on the beach, according to Christopher Hatfield, project manager with the Army Corps’ New England District Engineering and Planning Division in Concord, Mass.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Chariho Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Improving school security a priority for Hopkinton

November 22, 2013

HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to present to the Chariho School District pertaining to student and school security.
The councilors were in agreement that the school district should use monies from its current budget to finance necessary school repairs to improve safety, instead of creating an additional line item.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 20th

Council looks at zoning for SCTC’s new home

November 20, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the zoning change request by South County Tourism Council to move their office headquarters to 375 Kingstown Road during a public hearing on Monday.
The current owner, the South County Jewish Collaborative, and the potential owner, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC), have submitted a petition to amend the future land use map of the town’s comprehensive plan to change the designation of the property from residential to commercial use.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor indicted on murder charges; will be arraigned next week

November 20, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Robert M. Taylor Friday with the May murder of his mother, Allison Taylor.
The grand jury indicted Taylor on charges of murder, mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and vandalism.
Taylor, 45, allegedly brutally murdered and dismembered his mother, 65, on at some point between May 3 and May 7 at a Caswell Street apartment.

For the full story, pick up this week's edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The emerging industry of aquaculture

November 20, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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