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July 24th, 2014

Town promotes new deputy chiefs

July 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In front of a packed and proud audience at Swift Community Center on July 14, two of East Greenwich’s most decorated members of emergency service were promoted to higher levels within their respective departments.
Stanley Cirella and Michael Sullivan were each sworn in as deputy chief for the East Greenwich Police Department and East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, and were formally honored for their tremendous heroism and valor to the community at-large with loud, thunderous standing ovations for both gentlemen by the public in attendance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequino says Narragansett won’t be receiving MRBRF funds

July 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Contrary to previously published reports, Narragansett has not and will not receive funding from the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund this year, according to Bill Sequino, executive director of the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 23rd

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – If you’ve ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. Several state officials gathered in Galilee on Friday morning to tour the Great Island Bridge, one of many in the state that is in disrepair and in dyer need of updates. The tour comes from a report from the White House released last week detailing state-by-state road conditions as well as a recent shortfall in funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters promoted by town council

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Brian Lemme and Kevin McEnery, two firefighters who were recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, were pinned and sworn in at the regular Narragansett Town Council meeting on Monday evening. The council also honored the retirement of Richard “Dickey” White, a former police officer who provided many years of service to the Narragansett Police Department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Summer tourism looks promising

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - As summertime in Rhode Island nears the mid-way point, reports from local businesses and town employees show a promising outlook despite the lack of sun and warm weather thus far in 2014.
South Kingstown Town Beach is one of the local attractions that garnered increased attention this year, according to Teresa Murphy, director of leisure services in the town.
“We had a great year - the 2013-14 year that ended June 30,” said Murphy on Monday. “We had $15,000 exceeding our revenue. We had budgeted $110,000 and we brought in $125,000.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK native Czernicki carves out unique career

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Elizabeth Czernicki was a South Kingstown resident first.
Now, she is the co-founder and treasurer of the Marine Semper Fi Fund, a certified public accountant, a business owner, a military wife and the mayor of Occaquan, Virginia, where she now lives.
From South Kingstown High School, Czernicki attended Colby College in Maine where she met her husband, Lt. Erik Quist, who served three tours of duty in the Middle East after 9/11. Since his deployment, he has risen to the rank of Major.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 21st

Zoning board upholds medical marijuana violation

July 21, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A split decision by the South Kingstown Zoning Board to uphold a violation that zones a legal medical marijuana grow-site as an “agricultural manufacturing facility” will cost the lessee of the now-defunct Campus Cinema on Columbia Street up to $500 per day until the reported medical marijuana and growing equipment is removed from the site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deepwater Wind CVA approved by CRMC

July 21, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council Ocean Special Area Management Plan Subcommittee met at the East Providence Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon to further discuss their contract with Deepwater Wind who has plans to build a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Debate continues over future of Kentara Green

July 21, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The controversy surrounding the proposed changes to a lot in Kentara Green, one of the four remaining Sherry Cottages, continued to grow during Tuesday evening’s planning board meeting with a full house of local residents ready to express their firm opposition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Block, Kettle, Morgan assail CCFD bill process

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY — During a brief press conference held at the Westwood Estates Community Center, GOP gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block spoke out against local legislatures going against the votes of the people in the Central Coventry Fire District to pass the bills that will continue to drive up taxes.
He was joined by Dist. 21 Senator Nicholas Kettle and Dist. 26 Representative Patricia Morgan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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