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August 20th, 2014

Narragansett woman gets 48 months for drug trafficking

August 20, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Ashley Sekator-Graham, who was arrested last July for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett was sentenced last Thursday to 48 months in federal prison in addition to five years of supervised release upon completion of her prison term by U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi. Sekator-Graham previously pleaded guilty on April 16, 2014 to one count each of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Clough-Gledhill political signs stolen

August 20, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A disproportionate amount of political signs supporting Rachel Clough and Liz Gledhill for South Kingstown Town Council have gone missing or have been found destroyed in the past few weeks. The duo, who decided to run together to save campaign money, have had to order more signs twice since their initial purchase of 100, printed at $5 per.
“It’s getting ridiculous,” said Clough on Monday. “It’s getting to the point where I replenish them and then they are gone. If you don’t like somebody, you don’t need to vote for them, but stealing is never good.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council discusses updated finance letter

August 20, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued its discussion on a single page letter drafted by the finance committee to be sent out to all tax payers detailing the town’s financial condition. The letter, which was originally requested by councilman Doug McLaughlin, was sent back for revisions during the last town council meeting earlier this month. Councilman Matt Mannix had previously taken issue with some of the wording in the letter, explaining that he would like to see it be sent out with strictly facts and advocated for removing the committee’s opinions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 19th

Kentara Green debate continues

August 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Planning Board and Historic District Commission convened on Tuesday evening for a special workshop to analyze possible amendments to local historic districts and to identify key properties and areas for potential district additions. The subcommittee focused on the need to further examine designations and districts in light of the recent controversy surrounding a proposal to subdivide a lot on Kentara Green, specifically one of the Sherry Cottages.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Repairs to High Street won’t happen until 2016

August 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As reported by The Narragansett Times in May 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation ( RIDOT) announced that repairs to High Street would begin in the spring of 2014. On Wednesday, a representative from RIDOT told The Times that work on High Street will not begin until 2016.
According to RIDOT, the issue is storm-water drainage. Even before the RIDOT patches the potholes with a temporary solution, the drainage issues must be taken care of.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 15th

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

August 15, 2014

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

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Artifact Gallery to host art show and open house on Saturday, Aug. 16

August 15, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Artifact Gallery and Seating Arrangement Upholstery in Peace Dale is hosting an art show and open house on Saturday, August 16. The event, running rom 5 to 9 p.m., will feature work from 11 artists of different media forms such as painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. The gallery is located at 1181 Kingstown Road in Peace Dale.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 14th

Shannock Village approved as mixed-use zone

August 14, 2014

RICHMOND — Shannock Village is the town’s new zoning district. After years of discussion and planning, the town council approved Shannock Village as a mixed-use zone at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Town Planner Denise Stetson said that the planning board had been listening to Shannock residents’ ideas for the district since 2008.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues septic replacement loan program

August 14, 2014

By CATHERINE HEWITT

CHARLESTOWN — In its seventh round of funding, the town will apply to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency for $300,000 to finance the Community Septic Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to homeowners who are required to replace cesspools and failing septic systems.
By town ordinance, residents are required to properly operate and maintain on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) because noncompliance could contaminate groundwater, which is the town’s only source of drinking water. Septic systems are the town’s sole method of sewage disposal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reiner resigns as NK Town Planner

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday afternoon, town manager Michael Embury announced that North Kingstown Town Planner Jon Reiner has resigned from his position. According to the release, the 35 year-old is taking a higher paying planner position in Groton, Conn.
“Since his arrival in June 16, 2005, Jon has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in moving North Kingstown forward with its zoning, planning projects, open space acquisition and agricultural preservation,” said Embury in his release. “Jon’s departure leaves a very large hole in the management team that will be hard to fill.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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