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March 8th

Amendment would waive interest on one missed tax bill

March 8, 2013

HOPKINTON—A public hearing was held Monday night on an ordinance amendment meant to help taxpayers, and will come up for a vote at the town council’s next meeting.
The amendment, introduced by Hopkinton Town Council President Frank Landolfi, is one of the “small things we can do to help” the taxpayers—without affecting the town financially—that he said he is always looking for.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Copar Quarries public hearing continued, again

March 8, 2013

Another long night of legal wrangling on Tuesday; public hearing pushed to March 27

WESTERLY – After another long night of testimony from lawyers and others involved in the Copar Quarries appeal before the Westerly Zoning Board, the public hearing was continued, again.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents speak out on Chariho budget

March 8, 2013

RICHMOND — Local residents of the Chariho Regional School District had the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions regarding the proposed school system’s budget last night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taste bud temptation: Narragansett Restaurant Week underway

March 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Restaurant Week in Narragansett is always a treat for the locals and the 2013 version is no exception. Presented by the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event runs through Sunday, March 10, and features specially priced three course menus from 28 South County restaurants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Entertainment restrictions, liquor licenses discussed for Pier eateries

March 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Liquor licenses and entertainment restrictions were the topic of discussion at Monday night’s town council meeting with three area eateries requesting liquor license approval. Cool Beans, the Bike Stop Café and The Break, to be opened at 1200 Ocean Road, were on the agenda in anticipation of public hearing. All hearings were scheduled for the council’s April 15 meeting of the council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 1st

Meetings scheduled regarding hospital sale

March 1, 2013

WESTERLY - The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday that they will hold public informational meetings later this month concerning the proposed sale of Westerly Hospital to Lawrence & Memorial Corporation.
The public is invited to attend the public informational meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at the Westerly Middle School, 10 Sandy Hill Road, Westerly. Public comment will be accepted during the scheduled public informational meetings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI Kingston campus remains a hub for RIPTA

March 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Representatives of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) met with local citizens, environmentalists and department heads from surrounding communities in public forum Tuesday to present its Comprehensive Operational Analysis, the first comprehensive study of its kind conducted in review of the agency.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BankNewport robbery suspect apprehended

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In conjunction with East Greenwich Police Department, North Kingstown Police detectives made quick work of finding their suspect who robbed the BankNewport off Ten Rod Road last Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK school committee continues difficult budget discussions

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The school committee met again on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to debate further the budget process for Fiscal Year 2013-14, namely the discrepancy between expenditures and declining revenues. Members Robert Jones and William Mudge, III, the committee representatives on the budget sub-committee, presented their formal concerns regarding the process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to merger legislation draft

March 1, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — It’s not quite dotting the ‘I’s’ and crossing the ‘T’s’ just yet. But a few changes in the language in the proposed legislation signal another step toward a possible change in how government is in the Town of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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