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February 11th

Council applauds Brushy Brook ruling

February 11, 2013

SHAB decision and safety discussed in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON—The town council applauded their legal team Monday night for the recent ruling in Hopkinton’s favor by the State Housing Appeals Board concerning the Brushy Brook development.
The ruling upholds the planning board’s 2010 decision to limit the number of homes built and to ask for some reconfiguring of the layout of the plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Couple arrested for attempted Hopkinton break-ins

February 11, 2013

Multiple felony charges for Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, of Westerly

HOPKINTON – Hopkinton Police arrested a Westerly couple in connection with two recent break-ins on Thursday.
Police arrested Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, both of 37 Canal St., Westerly, in connection with two attempted break-ins into Hopkinton homes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town sorting out Middlebridge property issues

February 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — The town council met with the Land Conservancy Trust this past Monday to further discuss the issues surrounding the Eddy/Middlebridge property. Purchased in August 2012 by the town for $1.4 million, progress in creating a concrete direction for the properties at 94 and 95 Middlebridge Road has been slow going, namely because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy in October and the election of a new council in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kerbel contract approved by council

February 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - At a special meeting of the Narragansett Town Council on Wednesday evening, the council addressed the contract negotiated and submitted by attorneys for the town and its candidate for interim manager, Richard Kerbel of North Kingstown. In a meeting that lasted less than an hour, the council approved entry into the contract in a 3-2 vote that mirrored that of Monday evening’s contentious discussion on the same matter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gist warns schools to comply with BEP

February 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In a strongly worded letter sent to Rhode Island’s school superintendents on Friday, Education Commissioner Deborah Gist warned that the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) would take severe action against any district using seniority, job fairs or “bumping” to assign, keep or lay off teachers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town manager debacle continues

February 11, 2013

Richard Kerbel named interim Narragansett Town Manager
NARRAGANSETT - Monday evening’s meeting of the Narragansett Town Council was reminiscent of a political filibuster as residents lined up at the podium to voice opinion and concerns regarding the town’s inability to find a permanent candidate for the position of town manager. On the agenda and centermost to contention in the standing room only council chambers was a motion to appoint Richard Kerbel as interim manager. In a hotly debated three to two decision, the town council voted to approve Kerbel for the position.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 8th

Job Corps freeze concerns local reps

February 8, 2013

EXETER—Council members discussed the weakening of a valuable community program, the Exeter Job Corps Center, which faces an enrollment freeze, designated by the federal Department of Labor on Jan. 18.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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