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May 8th, 2014

Exeter residents want council action on Deer Brook site

May 8, 2014

EXETER—At Monday’s regular meeting, the Exeter Town Council heard a presentation from a group of residents living at the Deer Brook Condominium neighborhood off South County Trail who are fed up with the developers’ inaction in furthering improving the site, particularly drainage and landscaping which have impaired residents’ properties and access on the site’s roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Amos House to accept Donegan contribution

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Jayne Donegan, the North Kingstown resident who had been cleared in Third District Court for violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges, will make a $5,000 contribution to the Amos House in Providence. Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council approves 2014-15 town budget

May 8, 2014

The North Kingstown Town Council passed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget by majority vote on Monday evening. At the time of the vote, Town Manager Michael Embury said the budget tax rate was $19.08, a 28 cent increase over 2013, noting that this could fluctuate by a penny by the time the rate is finalized on June 16.

The entirety of the approved budget totaled approximately $99.4 million, including a general fund budget of about $27.6 million a debt service fund budget of $5.5 million, a library fund budget of $1.5 million, a Q/D recreation fund budget of $1.8 million, a water fund budget of $3.8 million, a municipal court fund budget of $243,763, and a school fund budget of $59.1 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission delays Rolling Greens decision

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission took testimony from members of the public once more regarding the town’s proposed comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow construction of the proposed Rolling Greens development at the corner of Route 2 and 102. Residents expressed their concerns to the commission regarding the site’s potential for taking business away from Post Road and disturbing the “rural character” of the area, among other complaints.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area musicians to jam against hunger

May 8, 2014

Local musicians and performers will be rocking out this weekend for a worthy cause.

East Greenwich native Gary Hopp is bringing his many friends who are fluent in six-string guitars, drums, mandolins and other instruments to Finn’s Harbourside, located at 35 Water St., East Greenwich, this Saturday evening for a night music, art, dancing and fun starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Departments share budget ideas with Town Council this week De

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — With the May 15 deadline looming, members of the East Greenwich Town Council and Town department officials have convened inside the cafeteria at Swift Community Center over the last seven days to share their respective numbers pertaining to the 2015 fiscal budget.

Several departments and government boards, including the East Greenwich School Committee, the East Greenwich Fire Department, the East Greenwich Police Department, the Department of Public Works, all have discussed their needs in the hopes of getting their share of the pie that is the proposed budget of $59.8 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New boating business in EG hopes to sail high seas

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A few local residents hope to bring their love for the water into the business world in order to keep the economy in the Ocean State afloat.

Andy Deutsch, Peter Meyer and Jarrod Scanlon came up with an idea close to five years of creating unique boats where residents want to enjoy making their ways around the area bays and coves without having to break the bank.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ireland: ‘If I can do it, you can do it and so much more’

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing tall in front of 1,175 graduates and their friends and family inside the cavernous exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Kathy Ireland looked on in awe of all of them Sunday morning admiring more than just their achievements they earned inside the many classrooms at the New England Institute of Technology.

The former supermodel and CEO of her own design and marketing firm, kathy ireland Worldwide, showed her immense respect and excitement for the majority of the graduates who have either attended school while working other jobs, raising a family or being the first in their families to earn a college degree – or doing all three at once – and have persevered through some hardships to realize their goals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

50-mile hike no trouble for local Scout

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Ever since he joined the Boys Scouts at a young age, East Greenwich Troop 1 Scout Hunter Leigh has lived by the sacred oath that he should always “Be Prepared.”

With all of the merit badges sewn on his sash highlighting the many achievements he has earned with Troop 1 in a very short amount of time, it didn’t take very much for the Potowomut resident and Toll Gate High School student to prepare himself for his latest adventure with the Boy Scouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olney House off of tax sale list

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The issue regarding the tax status of a historic building between Town officials and a former Rhode Island governor is close to being resolved and the project of building a new science center will continue to move forward.

According to both Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho and Town Manager Thomas Coyle, the Olney House, located at 60 Church St., has been removed from being put up for tax sale by the Town this coming summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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