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November 8th

Baccari pleads not guilty

November 8, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday, Richard P. Baccari, the Narragansett resident who has been indicted for conspiracy and bribery, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Court Justice Patricia A. Sullivan. Baccari was indicted last week for bribing a group of North Providence councilmen, through his development firm, Churchill and Banks, LLC, to push through plans to build a supermarket.

For more information, pick up The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'Tiger' honors fallen soldiers with epic walk

November 8, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - An Operation Desert Storm Veteran honored the lives lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by taking an approximately six-month walk across the United States.  
The journey began about 18 months ago, when Joe "Tiger" Patrick II, veteran and volunteer at Ground Zero in 2001, wanted to recognize those fallen in the world trade center by walking from Washington, D.C., to the site in Shanksville, Pa., where the plane went down on Sept. 11, 2001. Patrick then decided that he needed to do more than the approximately 450 mile walk he had completed, and chose to walk across the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning Commission approves TOS recommendation

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission approved its recommendation to the town council to make Comprehensive Plan amendments which would allow for the future creation of Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs). The commission has discussed at length over the past months the potential of such developments, centered on Wickford Junction train station, to create a future hub of pedestrian friendly residential and commercial area.

For more information, pick up The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town submits memo to court

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last Friday, the Town of North Kingstown continued the legal process regarding its case against the firefighters union, submitting a memorandum of law to Superior Court Justice Brian Stern. The town had until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 to submit its briefs, while the union and State Labor Relations Board will have until Nov. 15 to submit responses.

For more information, pick up The Standard-Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wickford Elementary School receives historic tax credit

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to Town Manager Michael Embury, Stanley Weiss Associates, LLC, has been successful in obtaining a credit from the state’s renewed Historic Preservation Tax Credit (RIHPTC) in order to assist in renovations to the Wickford Elementary School property. Earlier this year, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to enter into a purchasing agreement with the Providence developer, who will transform the former school into a multi-use office/hotel space.

For more information, pick up The Standard-Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council outlines issues for OMNIBUS

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.
The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council in favor of DEM property purchase

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to indicate the town’s support of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s acquisition of 29 acres of land in Hopkinton, known as the Fisher property.
The council voted 5-0 to authorize Town Planner Jim Lamphere to submit positive comments to the Rhode Island Division of Planning regarding the proposed acquisition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A strong case made for Common Core transition

November 8, 2013

KINGSTON – There are five reasons why to transition to the Common Core – the five Cs – according to Susan Pimentel and Doug Sovde, two of the Common Core State Standards writers.
Pimentel, an English language arts standards writer, and Sovde, a math standards writer, discussed the transition to the Common Core at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday night as part of the Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium in a lecture entitled, “What are the Common Core State Standards Expectations?”

For more information, read the most recent publication of The Chariho Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 7th

Town council examines five year financial plan

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the five-year financial plan for the town during a work session Monday.
The September report shows that the general fund is projected to have a June 30, 2014 surplus of $983,585 compared to nearly $1.1 million for September and nearly $1.2 million for August, said Donald Goodrich, director of finance. He stated that there are three major reasons for the projected surplus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Great Island Bridge to be replaced

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to replace Narragansett’s Great Island Bridge in the coming year.
The focus of the project is to replace the structurally deficient, load-restricted nine-span bridge, which extends Great Island Road over Point Judith Pond.
After an inspection of the bridge in April revealed increased deterioration of the timber deck, RIDOT completed repairs on May 7 to help return the bridge it to its original posting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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