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February 15th, 2012

Access plan for new McDonald's creates puzzle

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — What looked like a one-item special meeting agenda last Wednesday with a routine bit of housekeeping turned into one of the more contentious Planning Board meetings in recent months.

With board members split on whether to reconsider one condition of a plan approved in December, FKL New London LLC, developer of a planned McDonald's at 2500 New London Turnpike, will go back to the drawing board on an access plan for the restaurant to be built near Exit 7 of Route 95 in the extreme northwest corner of town near its border with Coventry and West Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Plans for 'Paz' film now in the works

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — These are busy days for local film producer Chad A. Verdi, who is juggling the demands of three films in various stages of development, marketing and exhibition.

First, there is “Loosies,” a pickpocketing tale in current release in both theaters and at home with On Demand, which may finally receive a Rhode Island theater run.

Second, preparations are under way for an October theatrical release of “Infected,” a horror film featuring some of the cast and crew involved with “Inkubus,” released last October, Verdi’s first production with Main Street-based Woodhaven Films.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD to meet about station relocation Sat.

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - The East Greenwich Fire District will hold a special meeting to discuss a possible relocation of Station 1 on Saturday at 10 a.m. at New England Institute of Technology, 1408 Division Road.

Chief Peter Henrikson will present a report he, Deputy Chief Russell McGillivray and district staff have prepared on the feasibility of moving the station from its current 98-year-old headquarters building at 284 Main St. to a new building, to be built on a state-owned lot at the corner of Post Road and Cedar Avenue.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local college student immerses himself in New Orleans

February 15, 2012

Yes, the Superdome that had been torn up is gleaming again, conventions and celebrations have returned, and the good times are rolling again in New Orleans 6½ years after Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the city.

But there's a lot more to the story, as Mike McDevitt discovered over the holidays.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 15, 2012

In today's paper, Narragansett Recreation discuss the future of the athletic fields and Clarke Road facilities.

At Monday's South Kingstown meeting, it was part two of an argument between councilors and union leaders, who requested apologies from council members after last meeting's conduct.

We also have the story on Molly the Therapy Dog who created such comfort for patients at South County Hospital.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 14th

Curmudgeon's Corner: How does Wadovick's audit solve the problem?

February 15, 2012

On December 19th the North Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved the recommendation of town manager Mike Embury to engage the firm of Nadeau Wadovick LLC to conduct an audit of the school department’s financial situation in light of its projected deficit of $1.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CIA visits Chariho for food demonstartion

February 14, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Career and Technical Center welcomed a special guest on Tuesday to give students in the Culinary Arts program taste of food service industry post-secondary education opportunities and employment possibilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 13th

Planning board devising new Exeter library site master plan

February 14, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The long-dormant property owned by Kevin Casey, of Connecticut, operating as Exeter Real Estate – once envisioned as a 99-unit development of senior housing called Cobblestone – is being reimagined.
At a recent planning board work session, Casey announced he's “reassessing his plans,” says Town Planner David W. Schweid. “The master plan [for the original Cobblestone] was approved in April 2008” but has never gone forward, leaving the property to become overgrown and weed-choked.
The economy has forced Casey's hand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 12th

Controversy smoldering on unopened fire academy

February 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – It has been six-and-a-half months since the ribbon was cut with enormous fanfare on the ultra-modern Rhode Island State Fire Academy on the grounds of the old Ladd School.
Some firefighters are grumbling because it’s still not open. So are experts scheduled to be part of the school’s faculty.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A candid talk regarding substance abuse

February 12, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - It is not often that you see parents and teens openly conversing about drug use in high school, but that was exactly the case Monday night in the Chariho High School library, where a group of seven students spoke candidly and answered the questions of worried parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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