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August 7th, 2014

Council approves gravel mining for Eminel Holdings

August 7, 2014

HOPKINTON — At Monday night’s meeting, the town council approved the initial earth removal registration of Eminel Holdings, L.L.C., located in Ashaway. The town’s Earth Removal Ordinance, enacted in February 2012, requires sand and gravel operations to demonstrate usage of best practices annually in order to remain in compliance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Common Cause releases scorecard for local politicians

August 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The bi-annual legislator scorecard from Common Cause, a non-profit, non-partisan clean government organization, released on Thursday, speaks volumes on the quality of the legislative representation that the public receives in South County.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Land Trust Days: discovering new places in RI

August 7, 2014

The seven-week campaign to bring attention and visibility to Rhode Island Land Trusts kicks off tomorrow, bringing outdoor family activities (most of which are free) to protected, land-trust owned areas in the state.
Spanning from inner cities to the forest, Rhode Island Land Trust Days offers opportunities for residents and visitors to the Ocean State to discover new places and meet new people through events like guided walks, scavenger hunts, farm tours, kayak trips, storytelling, barbeques, geocaching and storytelling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhode Island ranks at bottom for small business friendliness

August 7, 2014

Rhode Island has once again ranked as the worst state in the nation in terms of small business-friendliness, according to thumbtack.com, a website devoted to connecting customers and clients with professionals in the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Union passes no-confidence vote on Gardiner

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-In the ongoing tug-of-war between the Town of North Kingstown and its firefighters, the fire union announced on Monday its passing a vote of no-confidence against Chief Fenwick Gardiner, Jr. The union, which passed the vote 48-2, cites a number of safety concerns over which Gardiner has allegedly presided, and called the action ‘the result of a thorough, deliberative and investigative process beginning in Dec. 2013.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man, woman arrested for Exeter break-in

August 7, 2014

EXETER—As residents’ concern has grown in Exeter regarding a series of daytime robberies over the past weeks, two suspects in one incident were apprehended by state police this past Friday. Jennifer L. Mignacca, 34, and Vincent J. Derrico, 37, both of Coventry, were charged with a count each of breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council talks runestone

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Town Council approved an expenditure of $3,000 on Monday for setting of the Narragansett Rune Stone, a two ton rock with ancient markings that have caused a stir over the past year among researchers and the enthused public.
The vote comes as archaeological experts attempt to debunk claims by Providence man Everett Brown Jr. that he carved the runic symbols in the stone as a 13-year-old boy during the summer of 1964.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chafee puts pen to paper on climate change bills

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lillibridge Dr. residents claim property damage

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In August 1973, Peter and Ilene Hoffmann made the small town of East Greenwich their new home, settling on a ranch-style house at the end of a cul-de-sac on Lillibridge Drive, a quaint residence in a quiet neighborhood where the couple would raise their family over the years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Resident suing over status with local board

August 7, 2014

A lawsuit was recently filed by an East Greenwich resident against the town he resides in claiming his membership to the Zoning Board was unlawfully voided.
According to court documents that were filed in Kent County Superior Court back on July 7, William DiStefano alleges that the Town of East Greenwich had violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as “failing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefano’s appointment to the Zoning Board.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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