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Emergency personnel earn promotions

July 31, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Four emergency service members not only rose through the ranks of their respective departments, but the majority of them also continued family traditions in the process.
In front of friends, family and proud residents at Town Hall Monday evening, Stephen Garrett and Michael Monaghan each were sworn in as lieutenant for the East Greenwich Police Department and the East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, while Glen Terilli was promoted to sergeant of the EGPD and Andrew Campbell became a permanent member of the EGFD.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raptakis announces quest for re-election

July 31, 2014

Making it official by means of a press release issued last week, District 33 Senator and local business owner Lou Raptakis announced his intent to run for re-election this November.
A Democrat representing East Greenwich, Coventry and West Greenwich, Raptakis is the owner of Venus Pizza in Coventry and a longtime legislator.

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A park going to the dogs?

July 31, 2014

Stephen Bartlett is hoping that one day, one part of East Greenwich will go to the dogs.
Literally.
The former commissioner of the East Greenwich Fire District has been in discussions with Town officials over the last few weeks regarding his idea of potentially setting aside some land to construct a dog park in East Greenwich, very similar to the Kayla Jean Ricci Dog Park that was recently built in North Kingstown in memory of the young resident who suddenly passed away.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young people leave their legacies

July 31, 2014

KINGSTON — Design your Destiny; Join the Journey; Leave your Legacy.
Three phrases written down on a piece of paper may seem simple. Yet, when that trio of three-word statements is acted upon, especially by exuberant youth, the impacts they have will last a long time.

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Residents file new Rolling Greens complaint

July 31, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of 24 residents have submitted a new complaint to Rhode Island Superior Court last Wednesday, disputing the town council’s approval of comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow the Rolling Greens development at the intersection of Route 102 and 2 to move forward. The town has been at loggerheads for the past several months with residents whose properties abut the site and officials from the Town of Exeter who feel that the development violates the rural character of the area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wilson’s staves off closure

July 31, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—With the threat of closure hanging close, Wilson’s of Wickford was able to scrape together the $148,000 needed to pay for its fall inventory, among other necessities. Operator James Wilson was pleasantly taken aback by the community’s response in helping support the 70 year-old clothier.
“It is awesome and humbling, and we are very grateful,” said Wilson on Tuesday. “The community and the support was so strong and so inspiring. We probably had somewhere between 900 to 1000 people make contributions online and here in the store.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Properties Commission approves easement for 45-acre Benson parcel

July 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday evening, the State Properties Committee unanimously granted the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management an easement to conserve approximately 45 acres of open space along Snuff Mill Road in North Kingstown. The property, which was approved for purchase by the North Kingstown Town Council this past May, rests in the Narrow River Watershed area and was previously owned by the Benson family.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New report highlights beach closing risks

July 31, 2014

Most Rhode Islanders would agree that one of the perks of living in such a small state is the easy access to beaches. No matter where you are, you’re never too far away from enjoying a nice, relaxing day by the water. However, sometimes our favorite beaches can be closed due to high bacteria counts. Many beach-goers don’t think about the time, energy, and money necessary to keep our coastline safe for swimming and activity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 30th

Sanderson to discuss future of historic Wakefield

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a multitude of changes coming to Main Street in Wakefield, Ted Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will give an aptly timed talk next week entitled “Wakefield’s Future: The Importance of Place.”
As Post Acute Partners’ application to demolish the historic Larchwood Inn and replace it with a 61,500-square-foot Alzheimer’s care facility is pending before the planning board, Sanderson will give an overview and update on historic preservation around Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charter captains offer fishing escape for veterans

July 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—As part of the Boston VA’s Adaptive Sports Clinic program, a group of veterans were able to hop aboard Rhode Island charter boats this past Thursday and leave shore on an adventure of fishing and fun.
“I didn’t even like fishing, but I am glad I did it,” said veteran John Taylor. “I caught one and just shot the breeze with everyone on the boat.”

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