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July 16th, 2014

WeatherBug stations thriving in South County

July 16, 2014

EXETER—At 10:37 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the temperature in Exeter was 72.5 degrees with a wind blowing from the southwest at five miles per hour. One might assume that this seemingly mundane information was gathered from The Weather Channel or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) website, but that person would be wrong; the information is now being broadcast in real-time from Exeter’s town hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

General assembly races heating up

July 16, 2014

As November nears, candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly are beginning their campaigns.
However, Rep. Donald Lally Jr., who serves District 33 - Narragansett, South Kingstown, won’t have to worry about campaigning, as he is running unopposed for the first time since he was elected in November 1989. Lally, who was named speaker pro tempore in April, is ranked third in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in terms of seniority.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 14th

Local, state candidates meet the people

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY — There was a good representation of candidates running for various seats such as the school committee, town council and state representative at the Meet the Candidates Night held at the Westwood Estates clubhouse Monday.
Voters had the opportunity to ask questions and get to know those seeking election in November in the relaxed atmosphere while they enjoyed refreshments.
Candidate running for her second term for town council, Karen Carlson said she chose to run again because she feels her job is not done

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry bonded out by governor

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY— Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into legislation last Tuesday the approval of four bond referendum requests for Coventry to put on the November ballot.
The estimated $23 million in bonds will be for improvement to the town including building a new police station, infrastructure improvements to sidewalks, streets and bridges, the installation of an emergency generator in the Department of Human Services Building and improvements and renovation of Parks and Recreation buildings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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