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July 12th

Police investigating possible break-in on Main Street

July 12, 2013

East Greenwich police are investigating a possible breaking and entering that resulted in alleged thefts of some high-priced art items.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Annual drug report released

July 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Bob Houghtaling, the director of the East Greenwich Drug Program, released last Friday an official report detailing the total number of individuals that were seen regarding both substance abuse and mental health issues over the course of the last 12 months.
The information, dated as of June 30, in the report shows that 202 total clients went through the Drug
Program this past year – 100 of them under the age of 21 – and compares what occurred within the 2013 fiscal year to a three-year average dating back to 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 11th

Charlestown Town Council violated Open Meetings Act

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Town Council violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by secret ballot during an open session meeting in March, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s trails get a proper mapping

July 11, 2013

HOPKINTON— On Tuesday evening, the Hopkinton Conservation Commission (HCC) discussed its mapping project of area trails that will soon be available on the town web site.
The trails are part of Hopkinton’s Land Trust, a municipal land trust whose mission is to “protect the Town of Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage,” according to www.hltri.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown council examines affordable housing options

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — On Monday evening, Evelyn Smith, chair of the Charlestown Affordable Housing Commission, and Geoffrey Marchant, executive director of the Washington County Community Development Corporation (WCCDC), updated the Charlestown Town Council regarding ChurchWoods and Shannock Cottages, which are proposed elderly and low-income housing construction projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council seeks to revisit Chariho Act

July 11, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council continues to vie for the reopening of the Chariho Act for discussion and possible amendment, and plans to pursue potential legal avenues to do so. The council discussed the recent report of Charlestown’s Chariho Funding ad hoc Subcommittee at the council meeting Tuesday, which alleges that Richmond requested a single taxing district be formed for Chariho.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks to purchase Whalerock property

July 11, 2013

At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Charleston Town Council President Thomas Gentz said that “negotiations are continuing” regarding the town’s possible purchase of the proposed Whalerock wind turbine site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 10th

URI terminates lease with Paideia to construct amphitheater

July 10, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island recently terminated a lease agreement with the Hellenic Society Paideia to construct a Hellenic cultural center and outdoor amphitheater on the university’s Kingston campus.
On June 11, Robert A. Weygand, URI’s vice president of administration and finance, sent a letter to Ilias Tomazos, president of Paideia, advising him of the termination of the ground lease.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Food truck nights may be coming to South Kingstown

July 10, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The popular food truck nights held twice weekly in Narragansett could soon be coming to South Kingstown.
South Kingstown Town Council Vice President Carol Hagan McEntee requested at the council meeting Monday that Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred look into the feasibility of holding weekly spring and summer food truck nights at the South Kingstown Town Beach and/or Marina Park.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle case continued due to lawyer change

July 10, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Daniel E. Doyle, the former director of the Institute for International Sport who is charged with embezzling more than $1 million from the Institute, has a new attorney representing him in the case.
A pretrial conference and a determination of attorney hearing were scheduled Monday in Washington County Superior Court before Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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