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October 1st, 2014

Pier EDC gives thumbs down to comp plan

October 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – At the regular meeting of the Economic Development Committee on Thursday evening, members demonstrated an almost unanimously negative view of the town’s comprehensive plan, a document which has been under a thorough revision process for the last 18 months.
Overall, members felt that some of the town’s major issues were not highlighted in the revised plan, and that the town’s goals to increase residents’ quality of life were largely overlooked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Elks Club accepting applications for scholarship

October 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship are currently being accepted by the Elks Clubs in Rhode Island, due Dec. 5.
The scholarship is available to any high school senior.
Students do not have to be related to a member of the Elks Club, but do have to be citizens of the United States on the date of submission. Permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students will compete separately on the merits of scholarship, leadership and financial need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Park N’ Ride bid rejected by SPC

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After a lengthy proposal process, the State Properties Committee ultimately rejected a proposal from the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation to purchase the Park N’ Ride at the corner of Routes 102 and 2. The approximately $72,000 sq. foot lot, which services a number of Rhode Islanders in Exeter and North Kingstown, has been vetted for sale by RIDOT to private companies for more than a year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chronic absenteeism a statewide issue

October 1, 2014

As part of National Attendance Awareness month, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The Providence Plan, and the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project convened for a special event on Monday afternoon entitled ‘The Importance of Reducing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades’ to address issues of chronic absenteeism in schools throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 23rd

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 19th

Narragansett cited as "unblemished" in regards to public access to information

September 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT–Two years ago, Rhode Island revised its open records law through amendments to the Access to Public Records Act (APRA). According to a recent report entitled “Access Limited,” compliance with the new rules has been uneven throughout state government agencies.
The report was produced by AccessRI, a freedom of information coalition, and MuckRock, a Massachusetts-based organization working with media members and citizens to obtain and analyze public records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 18th

Stray sniper bullet breaks window in EG

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-A long-time East Greenwich resident is extremely concerned after coming home last week to find a bullet hole in her window on Pardons Wood Lane.
Sharon Capuano, a 19 year resident of the town, left her house early Sept. 10 for her typical work day. After coming home around 6 p.m., she found something no one would want to come home to: a shattered window, a ripped screen and a large bullet on her bathroom floor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee revises health policy

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of edits and alterations, the East Greenwich School Committee met Tuesday night and conducted a third reading of the revised Health and Wellness Policy, stating new changes to help promote a healthier lifestyle for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues discussion on wind turbines

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—At last Monday’s regular meeting, the East Greenwich Town Council delved further into defining the town’s desire and capabilities for allowing wind turbine development. Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais gave the council an overview of the board’s overall findings, as well as a first draft of a tentative ordinance to permit limited wind turbine construction in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

deCoppet ‘Hillside’ becomes wildlife reservation

September 18, 2014

RICHMOND — The 1825-acre deCoppet land parcel known as “Hillside” officially became the new Hillsdale Forest and Wildlife Reservation and state and federal officials gathered at 156 Hillsdale Road to commemorate the occasion and tour the property on Friday.
Theakston deCoppet, a New York stockbroker, who retired to Richmond in 1916, purchased the land as it became available with the intention of long-term preservation. He also included a trust that will provide $20,000 per year for the property’s maintenance and preservation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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