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Brainwaves to re-open in different location

January 8, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - When Brainwaves, the educational toy store in Narragansett’s Salt Pond Shopping Center, looked like it was going to close its doors, Vanessa Paniccia knew what she had to do.
A mother of four and children’s book author herself, Paniccia has officially purchased the store from previous owner Lori Lind and has begun the moving process from Salt Pond Plaza to the South County Commons, a location she says is more conducive to small business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council examines long-term solutions for salt shed

January 8, 2015

NARRAGANSETTT – Residents received an update on the future of the newly-erected salt shed built on Route 108 on state land near the Dillon Rotary during Monday evening’s town council meeting, including several possible long-term solutions for moving and/or hiding the structure.
The council took a formal tour of the shed and grounds last Tuesday, led by Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

UPS delivery mishap injures Co-op manager during move

January 8, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Alternative Food Co-op has successfully moved across the street into the Kenyon Building, but not without a hitch.
On Dec. 22, just a week before the move was complete, a 700-pound refrigerator fell onto General Manager Christopher Perrotti during a UPS delivery, sending him to the hospital.
Patrolman David Melucci was the first police officer to arrive on the scene and found Perrotti lying on the sidewalk along Kenyon Avenue receiving first aid from South Kingstown Paramedics. Melucci’s police report describes the event as told by Perrotti.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Talks continue on single family home ordinance

January 8, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The discussion on the number of unrelated individuals living in a single household was a continued topic on Monday evening for an Ad Hoc Committee for URI Student Rental Problems subcommittee. In numerous other cities and town around the country, the code of ordinances dictates that no more than three unrelated individuals may reside in the same single family home, but Narragansett’s ordinance on the matter is not as clean cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond to file suit on school committee representation

January 8, 2015

RICHMOND — On Tuesday night, the town council decided to proceed with filing suit in Superior Court to change the Chariho School Committee membership from 11 to 12. First, however, the council authorized the town solicitor to send letters indicating the town’s intentions to the Charlestown Town Council, the Hopkinton Town Council, and the Chariho School Committee. Richmond will file suit in early March if the other three entities do not respond by February 26.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

One more chance for the old Ashaway School

January 8, 2015

HOPKINTON — The future of the old elementary Ashaway School is still in question. Last September, after Crossman Engineering’s evaluation of the building revealed extensive deterioration requiring expensive repairs, the town council reluctantly concluded that the building should be razed.
However, at Monday night’s meeting, Town Councilor Sylvia Thompson reopened the discussion and suggested hiring a real estate company to find a renter or buyer for the property.
“It’s just kind of last ditch effort. It should be low cost,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tensions high during Chariho budget workshop

January 8, 2015

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Superintendent of Chariho Regional Schools Barry Ricci kicked off the budget season by presenting his FY16 budget to the school committee on Saturday morning at the Middle School Library. The meeting was the first of four budget workshops held by School Committee as it works to develop and approve a budget that will go to a public vote later in the Spring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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