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December 16th

Council approves amendment to parking ordinance

December 16, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the town’s zoning ordinance for minimum off-street parking requirements from one space for each four persons of total capacity for lunchrooms, restaurants, taverns, etc., located in a commercial highway zone.

Vincent Murray, director of planning, told the council that the number of persons of capacity typically refers to seats in a restaurant.

Councilor Jim O’Neill made a request to amend the parking ordinance during the Oct. 28 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking ground at Thundermist

December 16, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Local, state and federal officials and executives were present on a cold and rainy Monday morning for the groundbreaking of the new Thundermist Health Center of South County.
The new 20,000-square foot medical and dental facility will be located at 1 River St. in Wakefield and is expected to open in early 2015.

Mary “Polly” Eddy, past chair of the Thundermist Health Center Board of Directors, said that the health center currently serves 7,500 patients and the new center will be able to serve more than 10,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bike path from Commons to Broad Rock a step closer

December 16, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing the submittal of an application to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for funding to develop the proposed bike spur between the Broad Rock Playfields and the South County Commons.

Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred said the town’s recreation department under Terry Murphy recently completed an application for funding through RIDEM’s Recreation and Acquisition and Development Grant Program for 50 percent of the estimated cost of the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 6th

Coventry father-son duo helps get all into holiday spirit

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— A local father-son duo have taken their love for music and used it to collect toys for children less fortunate than them and in December they’ll be traveling to a variety of locations to show off their talent.
Jesse Gauthier and his father Jack have both been playing music most of their lives and together they’ll be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program for Christmas

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Brooke Macomber feels right at home at Coventry High

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— Coventry High School Assistant Principal Brooke Macomber was named the 2014 Assistant Principal of the Year after being nominated by Principal Michael Hobin.
Like the Principal of the Year competition, which was won by Hobin this year, a board of directors for the Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) visited the school to speak to students, parents, teachers and the administration before making their decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire displaces family from home

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY—A two-alarm fire in Coventry displaced a family of six after flames broke out in their downstairs kitchen Monday night.
Central Coventry Fire Chief Andrew Baynes explained that the male homeowner called 911 at 8:06 p.m. after he returned to his home at 9 Grant Drive and noticed a fire in the basement of the raised ranch.
He said firefighters from Central Coventry arrived shortly after and quickly surveyed the area to ensure nobody was still inside.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Victim of accident dies in hospital

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— A local man died from his injuries last week after being hit by a vehicle on Nov. 23.
Lt. John Shields, spokesperson for the Coventry Police Department, explained that on Monday, Nov. 25 Erik Johnson, 43, of Coventry passed away at Rhode Island Hospital after being struck two days earlier by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Coventry girl.
Police stated that Johnson was walking on Washington Street after 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by the car. He suffered a serious head injury.
The girl, whose name will not be released because of her age, was taken to Kent Hospital and released.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carriage Inn renovations on schedule, says new owner

December 6, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to new owner Greg Kirwin, the renovations to the Carriage Inn and Saloon are moving along as planned. Kirwin, who purchased the property earlier this year, was at the North Kingstown Planning Commission on Tuesday evening to approve the installation of a new outdoor cooler.
“Renovations are going extremely well, [and] the only time delay is to make a few of these adjustments,” said Kirwin. “We are hoping for an opening in the middle or end of January as long as everything goes as planned.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NY man arraigned for South County break-ins

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stealing two cash registers and an ATM machine from Seaview Marketplace on Matunuck Beach Road.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck Beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK to pay $7 million in Kilcline settlement

December 6, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—This past week, the Town of North Kingstown, represented by Providence lawyer Marc DeSisto, settled with the estate of Mark Kilcline in U.S. District Court and will pay $7 million in damages, although the decision has yet to be finalized. Kilcline, who passed away this past April, was fatally shot by North Kingstown Police in February 2009 while being transported to Butler Hospital as a patient.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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