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June 6th, 2012

Town Council nixes ESCO project

June 6, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council failed a motion Monday evening which would have addressed the town’s energy saving needs through the Energy Services Company project (ESCO). The initiative was organized by The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC) and Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), an energy evaluation company, who completed an audit of town facilities, assessing their energy efficiency and identifying potential areas for cost savings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 5th

Curmudgeon's Corner: 38 Studios fiasco shows need for independent auditing (OPINION)

June 6, 2012

You may recall that it was raining last Tuesday. I decided to spend the morning in the woods anyway since it was the last day of the spring turkey hunting season.
After getting fairly wet in spite of the rain gear I was wearing and not seeing or hearing a gobbler, I decided to explore an old roadway I had never been on before. I came upon a family cemetery in the middle of the woods in West Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 4th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/31)

June 5, 2012

Today's news is the first revision of tomorrow's history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

Five years ago
May 31, 2007

The Beach Rose Café opened in Wickford Village at 85 Brown Street. The café replaced the old Waterfront Grille that closed in January 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Partnership for Prevention looks to curb impaired driving

June 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention came before the South Kingstown Town Council Tuesday evening, requesting the use of the town seal on new signage to be voluntarily posted in establishments serving alcohol.

Perry Raso, of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, asserted that he would post signs in his restaurant.

Raso, along with South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeff Allen and New Life Assembly Pastor Keith McNamar represented the SKPP.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updating affordable housing

June 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town officials met with representatives from Horsley Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Massachusetts who was hired by the town in January to conduct the update of its Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan, drafted in 1999, details information about the town, such as housing and open-space development, land-use, and economic development, which have a direct impact on decision-making in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 3rd

Planning Commission discusses options

June 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Planning Commission engaged in a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening regarding a comprehensive plan amendment that was denied by the Statewide Planning Program that dealt with the Schartner Farms property.
The discussion centered around a March 26 letter from the planning program to the NK Planning Department explaining the denial. The piece of property was originally zoned village-residential and the town changed it to commercial in 2007, which was reflected in the future land use map and zoning ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 2nd

Tell Me Your Story: Mattscheck man for the job

June 3, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – As the owner of two large dogs including an adopted Rottweiler-mix, Stephen P. “Steve” Mattscheck has a soft spot for animals. He’s also connected to the Exeter Animal Shelter, adjacent to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which he now directs.
“I helped build the facility,” he says of the shelter. “Public Works is already responsible for all the public buildings and grounds and we’ve worked there – replacing windows and doors, making repairs; it was all done in-house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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