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January 10th, 2011

Charlestown council considering summer Frosty Drew event

January 10, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council is considering tonight the approval of a new summer event held by the Frosty Drew Observatory and Nature Center.

Wind ordinance expected to be a big topic at tonight's NK Town Council meeting

January 10, 2011

The topic of wind turbines will come before the North Kingstown Town Council tonight as the Council considers imposing a moratorium on all new wind energy projects.
The moratorium, which is expected to last anywhere between six months to a year, would not apply to the proposed project on Stamp Farm but would limit any new turbine proposals.
For more information on tonight's meeting, turn to this week's Standard Times.

Recycling still voluntary in Narragansett

January 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett has no single stream recycling program.  But Rhode Island’s Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) hopes to create a single bin a pick-up system for 2011-12. Without outside funding, independent businesses are purchasing toters at a discounted price in order to expand and deepen the town’s recycling program.

January 9th

Matunuck Coastal Area Report looks at erosion

January 9, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the past 15 years, coastal erosion along Matunuck Town Beach caused by severe storms has concerned South Kingstown town officials due its threat to businesses and houses along the shoreline. To mitigate coastal erosion, the town Planning Department has developed a Matunuck Coastal Area Report detailing storm related shoreline impacts from 1939 to present and potential shoreline protection options, released this past Tuesday.

Winter dreams are made of this: Powerboats on seas of bliss

January 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – If you come to the Providence Boat Show this year, you just might win a new Stingray.
And someday, you might win a car!
The Stingray in question is an 18-footer, outfitted with a MerCruiser engine and trailer, worth more than $20,000 in total, not the car made famous by movie and TV spies in the 1960s, but why quibble? Enter the show and have a chance. With that, who needs a car?

Meadowbrook repairs to get surplus money?

January 9, 2011

With decisions on what to do with the school budget surplus and the Meadowbrook Farm Elementary School roof and floor situation looming, the School Committee and the district’s School Building Committee will be getting together for a joint meeting next week.
The work session, with school project funding recommendations on the agenda for discussion, will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at East Greenwich High School’s guidance suite.
While the School Committee has already requested permission from the Town Council to use one third of the estimated $6 million surplus from the $52 million school bond on roof replacement at the high school and Frenchtown Elementary School, the school boards will be discussing other priorities Tuesday.
A potential $4 million worth of work at Meadowbrook, involving both replacement of the roof and replacement of a deteriorating floor system. is the most expensive piece of the puzzle. The daunting cost of the work has had school officials considering retirement of the 40-year-old building, but enrollment and classroom space studies have quieted talk of closing the school.
Building Committee Chairman Jay Gowell said his board has had difficulty in finding a consensus on what to do about Meadowbrook, while School Committee Chairwoman Deidre Gifford is hoping to make a decision on the school sometime this month.
Gowell said the original cost of the Meadowbrook roof replacement, $1 million, has ballooned to the $3-4 million range.

January 8th

Richmond 'wants you' to volunteer

January 8, 2011

RICHMOND – Like the old adage used by the federal government, the “town of Richmond wants you.”

SK budget process begins with CIP

January 8, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council began the budget process Tuesday night with a public work session in which Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred presented the proposed Capital Improvement Program for the next five years.

January 7th

Appeals court upholds ‘orange sticker’ ordinance in Narragansett

January 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Rejecting the ACLU’s legal arguments, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Town of Narragansett’s highly-publicized 2005 “orange sticker” ordinance on Wednesday. However, in upholding the ordinance on its face, the court acknowledged that it could still be subject to constitutional challenge in its application to particular cases, and the ACLU plans to go back to court to pursue those challenges.

January 6th

Programs offered in area to combat human trafficking

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – There is actually a film involving sex, violence and children that advocates encourage the world to see in the light of day. To combat the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the state, Day One is asking all Rhode Islanders to help spread awareness and prevent the devastating exploitation of young women.

 

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