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June 6th

Whalerock hearing continued to June 19

June 6, 2013

Whalerock President and Developer Larry LeBlanc appeared before the Charlestown Zoning Board Wednesday.

At the start of the second public hearing, LeBlanc said he reserves the right to withdraw his application at anytime.

Whalerock's attorney, Nicholas Gorham, continued to object to the town's involvement in the case.

Gorham presented an expert witness, Christopher Menge, senior vice president and principal consultant at Burlington, Mass.-based Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc., to testify regarding noise control and the levels of audible sound the wind turbines will produce.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 5th

Town Manager Sequino stepping down

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The man who has worked by the motto ‘No Surprises’ for the last quarter century inside East Greenwich Town Hall gave his co-workers – and the Town, for that matter – the biggest surprise possible earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Merger signed into effect

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — On Monday, after eight months in the making, East Greenwich history was finally made.
With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Lincoln Chafee made the merger of the East Greenwich Fire District into the Town of East Greenwich official inside a packed Chamber Room in Town Hall Monday evening, signifying a change in government that hasn’t been seen in 216 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 4th

Fire engulfs Jeep in Wakefield

June 4, 2013

Firefighters from Union Fire District extinguished a car blaze Tuesday morning in Wakefield.

A Jeep Wrangler was fully engulfed in flames in the Dale Carlia parking lot.

Read more in Wednesday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 31st

Leslie Perrin named SK teacher of the year

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Leslie Perrin, a district literacy coach, was recently named South Kingstown teacher of the year.
Perrin said she grew up surrounded by teachers in her family.
“I think it’s sort of in our blood,” she said.
Many aunts and uncles in her family worked as teachers, her sister, brother and husband are teachers as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former URI hoops player sentenced

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island basketball player Jonathan Holton was sentenced to two years probation Wednesday on a charge of video voyeurism.
Washington County Superior Court Judge Melanie Thunberg also ordered Holton, 22, with a last known address of 3925 Washington Ave., Miami, Fla., to undergo mental health counseling and have no contact of the victim.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cause of death determined in Taylor case

May 31, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Asphyxia and blunt force injuries caused the death of Allison M. Taylor, 65, earlier this month in Narragansett, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Dara Chadwick, public information officer for the Department of Health, said Wednesday that the medical examiner listed asphyxia and blunt force injuries as the causes of Taylor’s death and that no other information about her death is available.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Advocacy group rolls on despite bumpy road

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY— The Artic Mission and the Coventry Department of Human Services are in the final stages before they begin construction on their soon-to-be risk assessment center.
Although many things have changed in the previous months, such as the name of the former Pawtuxet Valley Homeless Advocacy group (PVHA), the focus of this group remains the same.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Citizens Taskforce endorses candidates

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY – The Central Coventry Task Force for Fire Protection met last Wednesday to endorse seven candidates to run for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD) Board of Directors and to discuss Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s ruling on May 17 that outlines the duties of the board following the June 29 election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man killed in motorcycle accident

May 31, 2013

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn.—Brandon Burns, 24, a North Kingstown native was killed this past Sunday evening after his motorcycle veered into oncoming traffic on Route 201 in North Stonington, Conn.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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