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March 27th, 2014

Judge rules in favor of EGFD in recent suit

March 27, 2014

A Kent County Superior Court judge recently ruled in favor of the East Greenwich Fire District and the Town of East Greenwich in a 2013 lawsuit regarding the authority to assess and collect impact fees, deciding that the former fire municipality had the right to impose impact fees under the Rhode Island Development Impact Fee Act (RIDIFA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gordon Fox Resigns - A Local Perspective

March 27, 2014

When he walked into Johnston-based AG&G on Monday after spending time in New Hampshire and being on the phone for the better part of the weekend, District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso, normally the upbeat personality that shines similar to the jewelry his company produces, was extremely gloom to the point where even his employees took notice.

“One of my workers came to me and asked ‘you alright?’” Giarrusso recalled via telephone on Tuesday.

Giarrusso wasn’t the only one who put in a proverbial tailspin with what transpired on Smith Hill this past weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop pleads not guilty

March 27, 2014

WARWICK — A member of the East Greenwich Town Council had his day in court last Friday morning stemming from his arrest on March 9 for allegedly having an altercation with his wife at their home.

Standing in front of Judge William C. Clifton, Brad Bishop, of 260 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was arraigned in Kent County District Court on charges of domestic-disorderly conduct and domestic-simple assault or battery. He entered not-guilty pleas for each charge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Task Force to host forum on better health

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting the Chariho Better Health Forum 2014 on Monday, April 14 at 5:15 p.m.

The forum is slated to include discussions on e-cigarettes and marijuana, a presentation from special guest speaker Matt Bellace, and a surprise honoring of a local hero.

At Tuesday’s Chariho School Committee meeting, members of the task force were present along with Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson to discuss substance abuse prevention in the towns and the school district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

De Coppet bought up Hillsdale properties for preservation

March 27, 2014

RICHMOND – Theakston De Coppet grew up far from the sprawling farmlands of Richmond, Rhode Island. The son of Henry De Coppet and his wife Laura (Fawcett), Theakston knew more about the duties of butlers and nannies than he did about milking cows and feeding chickens. A resident of high-class accommodations on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Theakston and is family lived well under the care of their Irish cook, a laundress, chambermaid, waitress and other numerous household staff members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown PD arrest 17 year-old for DUI, heroin possession

March 27, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Last week Charlestown police arrested a 17-year-old Charlestown male for driving under the influence and possession of heroin.

On March 17, at 8 p.m., police received a 911 call of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Revision to CHS academic requirements approved

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to approve a revision to the district’s policy regarding academic requirements for high school graduation.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed a revision that would increase the physical education requirement to two credits. “We’ve long been criticized for only providing one quarter of PE,” Ricci said. “We’ve found a way to schedule it so we can provide a semester.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 26th

Sheehan proposes amendment on ethics

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation that would ask Rhode Island voters to decide – through a constitutional amendment – the makeup and powers of the Ethics Commission and specifically its authority over members of the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Eddie’s BBQ granted special use permit

March 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The zoning board granted a special use permit to Eddie’s BBQ Thursday.

Owner Steven McLaughlin was seeking relief from town ordinance to operate a lunchroom or restaurant without alcohol beverage license in a BB zoning district.

Town staff initially thought the barbecue restaurant would need relief from parking regulations, but later determined that the minimum of six parking spots required for the maximum seating of 16 was met.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS hosts ‘Science Outside of the Classroom Door’

March 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A day devoted to science brought a slew of practicing scientists from fields like criminal forensics, paleontology, fire science, cyber-security and oceanography to South Kingstown High School science classrooms on Friday.

The idea for Science Lecture Day at the school began when several science teachers talked in hypotheticals about bringing practicing scientists into the classrooms to show their students what it is like to work in the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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