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August 29th

After settlement, Charlestown declared an aggrieved party in Whalerock case

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – Despite the fact that the Whalerock case was settled Thursday with the town’s purchase of the property on King’s Factory Road, a Superior Court judge filed a ruling Friday stating that the town of Charlestown is an aggrieved party in the case.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves Whalerock purchase

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Last Thursday, the Charlestown Town Council voted in favor of a resolution to acquire a 75-acre property known as “Whalerock” and to keep it as open space. With more than 150 residents attending the hearing held at Charlestown Elementary School, there was strong public support for the purchase.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Police officer arrested for linking porn sites to chief’s name

August 29, 2013

Steven Gravier, 41, allegedly purchased Internet domain names using Chief Elwood Johnson’s name

RICHMOND – A Richmond police officer was arrested Thursday for purchasing two Internet domain names in the name of the chief and using them to link to porn sites.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

First day at Narragansett Elementary

August 29, 2013

Narragansett Schools had an early start this year as classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Fourth graders Bryce Shabo, Matthew Willet and Curtis Soloff make their way from the bus to Narragansett Elementary School for the first day of classes. South Kingstown kids return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP change won’t affect teacher evaluations in EG

August 29, 2013

Teachers within the East Greenwich School Department will continue to not have to worry about having students’ results from a significant standardized test determining their performances as mentors and tutors in the classroom.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Matunuck residents come out in numbers

August 29, 2013

MATUNUCK – More than 90 people attended a community workshop on the Matunuck Village Study at Matunuck Elementary School Tuesday.

Vincent Murray, director of planning for South Kingstown, said the attendance was more than double at last night’s workshop than at the Matunuck workshop held in April.

Nate Kelley and Craig Pereira, project consultants with the Horsley Witten Group, provided an update on the project and discussed the key issues facing Matunuck.

For the story, pick up tomorrow's Narragansett Times.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to flood zones near cove

August 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — One potential decision by the East Greenwich Town Council could help keep some residents in low-lying areas above water in more ways than one.
Wayne Pimentel, a building official for the Town of East Greenwich, addressed the Town Council Monday evening the proposed changes to the flood ordinance entitled ‘Flood Hazard Areas,’ as well as alterations to the maps that designate the flood zones as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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