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March 5th, 2011

Web Special: DEM sends out reminders about cesspool laws

March 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun notifying home-owners in several coastal communities with cesspools that new waste disposal requirements are now in affect. Under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, certain cesspools must be abandoned and the homes to which to be-long must be upgraded with a new onsite wastewater treatment system or be connected to available municipal sewer lines.

SK planning board looks at housing concerns, wind turbines

March 5, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Planning Board held a work shop session Tuesday night, focusing on the comprehensive plan and wind energy conversion system updates.

The comprehensive plan is an update to the community Plan developed in July 1992 with approval by the State of Rhode Island on March 11, 1996. South Kingstown has routinely amended the Comprehensive Community Plan as warranted. This update includes certain elements mandated by state regulation, including land use, housing, economic development, natural and cultural resources, services and facilities and open space and recreation.

March 4th

Take a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 EWG School District budget

March 5, 2011

Below is a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 budget for the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, presented at Tuesday evening’s joint meeting with the town councils from both towns.

* Operations *

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+ Expenditures+

1.) Operations Budget:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

2.) Capital Request:
2009-2010 Budget: $0
2010-2011 Budget: $0
2011-2012 Proposed: $0

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

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+ Income +

RI Flower Show: Putting the petal to the metal to allay the winter blues

March 4, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

In saying goodbye to February’s freeze, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show put the petal to the metal.
That is, stainless steel fish made by designer Tyson Weiss of Maine “swam” in the “flow” through hundreds of delicate flowers,

Proliferation of spat is good news for state

March 4, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Harbor Management committee met to discuss an impending public meeting with CRMC on March 14 regarding aquaculture permits in Pt. Judith Pond.

But the main agenda item was to listen to a presentation from Save The Bay regarding a scallop restoration program in Pt. Judith Pond the non-profit has worked on since 2007.

March 3rd

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

March 4, 2011

Spring break is a time students around the country look forward to but, for one small group of youngsters from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Kingstown, this year, Spring Break meant more than time off school and hanging out with friends.
For 19 young churchgoers, this year's Spring Break meant a chance to do some good for others as St. Paul's put on a trip to New Orleans to show their members the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first-hand.
Read about their incredible journey in this week's Standard Times.

Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy meets with Westerly students

March 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.

Fitness approaches change to fit the times - and time the fitness

March 3, 2011

ANGELENA CHAPMAN
achapman@ricentral.com

COVENTRY—Last Friday the principal at Coventry High School showed his support for physical education by participating with students in a fitness test.
Students are required to complete the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment, designed to identify their current state of physical fitness and provide them with information to improve and maintain their personal health, physical education teachers say.

Experience the key in appointment of EG’s new deputy fire chief

March 3, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
“He brings experience we haven’t had here before,” said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.

March 2nd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: King joins North Star

March 3, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Star’s clients – contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.

 

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