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July 14th

Chafee signs legislation allowing state aid to fund school program

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY — Full-day kindergarten may be a possibility in Coventry as Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation earlier this week allowing state aid to be provided to those Rhode Island cities and towns that have not implemented the day-long program starting in 2017.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Children’s course to provide unique opportunities

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY— First of its kind in the state, the Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course in Coventry is youth development alternative six-hole golf course that educates children with core life values while also teaching them the fundamentals of golf.
The golf course is partnered with the national First Tee organization that introduces the game of golf and its values to young people. Their mission is to impact the lives of children by providing educational programs that builds moral character, encourage life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the sport.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Larchwood proposal would breach 1994 amendment

July 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Zoning questions arose during Tuesday’s planning board’s hearing for potential construction of residential units on the Larchwood Inn property located on Main Street. In 1994, the town changed the property’s zoning to RN Limited (Residential Neighborhood Limited) and added conditions and stipulations under Appendix B, but Attorney William Landry who represented property owner Roland Fiore, asserted that later zoning changes overrode the property’s 1994 stipulations and that the town council and zoning board could approve the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Proposed changes to Kentara Green met with opposition

July 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Historic District Commission has taken up fierce opposition to some recently proposed property changes in the area of Kentara Green.
David DiClemente, the new owner of the home located at 65 Gibson Ave., and who was absent from the meeting, has proposed a two-lot minor subdivision of the property in order to build a two to three car garage with an apartment above the structure and separate from the existing single family home, essentially creating two single family homes on one residential lot.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI students win FAA design award

July 14, 2014

KINGSTON – Five URI students recently created a tool that may make airplane travel safer and more cost effective for everyone.
Christopher Clark of Narragansett, Kyle DellaGrotta of Cranston, Lawrence Higgins of Portsmouth, David Powers of Cumberland, and Ronald Wheeler of Aurora, Ohio, were one of three 2014 winners of the national Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual design competition. The contest seeks participants who can offer improvements in airport operations, and the team’s invention did just that.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 10th

Briarbrook being sued over Oscar auction

July 10, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, a piece of Hollywood history was placed on the auction block by a local prominent auctioneer and sold to the highest bidder in front of a large crowd at Varnum Armory that was eager to claim it at the right price.
However, Hollywood has now come calling for that particular piece and is willing to take the matter to court.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Martin cited for suspended license

July 10, 2014

A former East Greenwich School Committee member – and current candidate for a seat – is in trouble with the law for operating a motor vehicle while having a suspended license.
Paul Martin, 71, of 57 Brookside Drive, was cited for the infraction by East Greenwich police on June 27 following a minor motor vehicle accident that occurred on Division Street that morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DBR investigating Cornerstone Pub in Exeter

July 10, 2014

EXETER—On the night of Nov. 22, 2013, Jo-Ann Gershkoff was given news which no mother ever wants to hear; her son Nicholas was killed in a drunk driving accident. Now, the mother of three is seeking action from the state and the venue which served Nicholas and his friends, all underage, alcohol last fall.
On Monday evening, Gershkoff informed the Exeter Town Council that the Cornerstone Pub at 273 Nooseneck Hill Road, Exeter, is currently the subject of an investigation from the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation regarding its alcohol service to minors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council addresses break-ins

July 10, 2014

EXETER—At its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Exeter Town Council addressed concern from residents about break-ins which have occurred in recent months. Councilman Robert Johnson asked that residents who suspect a break-in should contact the Rhode Island State Police, but emphasized on Wednesday that the issue is not ‘out of control.’
“There have been four events in the past year on Widow Sweets Road,” said Johnson. “I am trying to confirm with the state police what information they have, but there was a rumor it was a Verizon guy, or a guy imitating a Verizon guy.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKHS choir gathers to remember 1975 Romania trip

July 10, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—As the slideshow flipped through memories captured in faded photographs, the North Kingstown choir whispered stories from a nostalgic past, when in 1975 they traveled to Romania to sing songs and experience life outside of the confines of Post Road and Route 102.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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