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October 23rd

Rhode Island author in EG tonight

October 23, 2014

A Rhode Island author is opening the eyes of others through his recently self-published book, “THE WORLD is (Y)OURS”, a story of his personal awakening that encourages readers to be awakened themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Water company’ scammers rob, assault 83-year-old woman

October 23, 2014

HOPKINTON– On Oct. 17, at 5:20 p.m., Hopkinton Police responded to an 83-year-old resident on Main Street near Melinda Way after receiving a 911 call from her granddaughter.
The victim was on the phone with her granddaughter when a white male (6’0”, thin build, dark short hair, and no facial hair) knocked on the door advising that he was from the water company and needed to check her water. He showed some type of identification.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton decides not to change Chariho Act

October 23, 2014

HOPKINTON — At their Monday night meeting, Hopkinton Town Councilors voted to leave the Chariho Act as is, for the time being instead of moving forward with two proposed amendments that were discussed during the Sept. 18 meeting of the Chariho Joint Governing Bodies.
The first amendment, penned by Hopkinton, would have changed the start time of the yearly Chariho budget meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Chariho Act stipulates that the meeting start at 7:30 p.m. but the budget meeting always starts at 7 p.m. Hopkinton’s amendment would bring the meeting into compliance with the law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Solar gets the go-ahead

October 23, 2014

RICHMOND — After a grueling town council discussion that almost ended in a continuance Tuesday night, Richmond Solar obtained a hard-won approval for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road. Included in the agreement was a green energy tax abatement and a provision for a solar power “learning laboratory” for Chariho Career and Tech students.
The project is a ground-mounted solar array that will produce about 600 kilowatt hours a year, which will be sold to National Grid for 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 22nd

A wide array of spending tactics for local candidates

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The campaign finances of the local house and senate candidates and incumbents are not only diverse numerically, but set state-wide records in the level of individual funding and campaign account balances.
Stephen Tetzner, candidate for House District 34 (South Kingstown, Narragansett), has personally outspent all other candidates for state representative in the state with $39,500 of personal loans to his campaign fund this year. For every contribution dollar that Tetzner has received, he has spent four of his own.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board to deny 571 Main Street bid

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board will vote at its Nov. 13 meeting to deny Roland Fiore’s proposal to construct 36 housing units on his property at 571 Main St., home to the historic William Davis Miller House.
After months of deliberation, changes to the plan by the applicant and opposition from the abutting neighbors, the motion to deny the project is being drafted now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Contract changes result in pension savings for town

October 22, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A second round of contract negotiations has resulted in pension and OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) savings now in the total of roughly $55 million over a 30-year term for the town. During the Monday evening regular town council meeting, town manager Pam Nolan announced that town officials have come to an agreement with a second labor union, Local 1033, in an attempt to bring the number of health care plans from nine to one for town employees. Nolan announced last month that contract changes with AFSCME resulted in an expected $42 million savings over 30 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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