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April 17th, 2014

Court rules for communications tower to be built on Slocum Road

April 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—On March 31, Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers ruled in favor of the North Kingstown Zoning Board of Review in upholding their 2011 decision to grant a series of variances and permits, ultimately paving the way for construction of a new 120-foot telecommunications tower off Slocum Road.

In January and April 2011, T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with its application for a number of variances and special-use permits in order to build a new telecommunications tower at 170 Slocum Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter man arrested for marijuana, firearm possession

April 17, 2014

EXETER—An Exeter man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 12 for cultivating over 14 marijuana plants, as well as possessing a number of firearms and cocaine. Todd A. Byers, 41, of 52 Mockingbird Drive, Exeter, was apprehended as a result of a request from the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to accompany them on a search of Byers’ residence, who has two children aged four and six.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire on King Street claims life

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Only a pile of charred wood and household materials remained Monday morning after a house on King Street was completely consumed by fire. At approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning, North Kingstown firefighters responded to the home at 25 King St., in which a person was found dead.

“Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed,” said Deputy Chief Scott Kettelle. “Firefighters surrounded the dwelling and worked to prevent the fire from spreading, which did spread to some vehicles near to the house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 16th

Grille on Main to participate in benefit for AIDS Project R.I.

April 16, 2014

One local restaurant will be helping in the fight against a devastating disease in a special event next week.

The Grille on Main, located at 50 Main St., East Greenwich, will be one of several establishments throughout the Ocean State taking part in next Thursday’s “Dining Out for Life,” an event that will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, according to a press release.

Patrons who plan on dining at The Grille on Main on April 24 will see a portion of their dinner bills going toward AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for those living with the disease, for more than three decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kiernan won’t seek re-election

April 16, 2014

After six years, Michael Kiernan’s time has come.

Kiernan, who is an attorney at his Providence-based firm Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan and has served as a member of the East Greenwich Town Council since first being elected in 2008, announced this week that he will not be seeking a fourth term with the Council after this election year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bain has 100 reasons to love life

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – The year was 1914 and the Panama Canal had officially opened after 10 years of construction, the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02, the Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5 and baseball legend Babe Ruth made his major league debut with the Red Sox.

It was also the year that Lewis Bain was born and last Friday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, schools share budgets

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee formally presented their proposed 2015 fiscal budgets in a public hearing Monday evening at Swift Community Center.

Town Manager Thomas Coyle publically announced that the Town’s budget is slated to increase by 3.02 percent to $59,849,417 – a jump by about $1.7 million from the 2014 fiscal budget. Of the entire budget, approximately 55 percent of the total – $32,472,100 – will be for education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge allows amended petition in Cole case

April 16, 2014

WARWICK — Kent County Supreme Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter allowed Monday afternoon the amendments to the original 2011 petition filed by residents of Sarah’s Trace against the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and several construction companies regarding the methods that were used to build Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lawyers critical of town excavation ordinance

April 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Several lawyers representing Charlestown quarries criticized the town council’s updated proposed excavation ordinance on Monday night during a second public hearing that had been continued from March 10.

Before discussing the ordinance, Town Council President Thomas Gentz presented a new resolution asking the General Assembly for an amendment that would give the town the authority to regulate quarry operations under its police power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lally named speaker pro tempore

April 16, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Donald J. Lally (D-District 33, Narragansett, South Kingstown) has been named speaker pro tempore.

Newly elected House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello appointed Lally to the position on April 3. The speaker pro tempore presides over the House session when the speaker is not present.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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