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November 26th, 2014

National Grid seeks rate increase, again

November 26, 2014

Rhode Islanders may be in for higher electricity bills next year, as National Grid has filed for new electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, something that will cause a significant increase in customer bills.
This proposed rate hike comes just a year after prices were increased by 12 percent last year. Starting this January customers will see an additional 23.6 percent increase reflected in their bill if the proposal passes.

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Kentara Green decision overturned

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Acting as the Narragansett Platting Board of Appeals, the zoning board voted 5-0 to over turn the Sept. 3 planning board decision to deny a proposal for a minor sub division on Kentara Green. The board cited 20 findings of fact as the basis for their decision, ultimately determining that the owner of the 65 Gibson Avenue property, David DiClemente, has the right to do with his property as he chooses.

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Collins, Viele weigh-in on Larchwood proposal

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board’s review of the conceptual master plan of the proposed Wakefield Alzheimer’s Care Facility has renewed discussion in the town on the historic value of the Larchwood Inn and the merits of the new proposal.
The project, proposed by the people that currently own and operate the Scallop Shell, asks the planning board to consider a 72-bed Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Downtown Wakefield on the site of the defunct Larchwood Inn.

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Tattoo artist gets approval for new Boon Street location

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted 5-0 to approve the request for a variance from the Table of Use regulations (Section 6.1) for Rachel Weisz-Smith, the South Kingstown tattoo artist seeking to open a by-appointment-only tattoo studio on Boon Street in Narragansett Pier. Weisz-Smith received a positive planning board recommendation in September to move to new location from her previous studio at the Lily Pads Shopping Center in Peace Dale.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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November 24th

VIDEO: Who's the NFL's top four teams?

November 24, 2014's Andrew Perloff and Aaron Nagler take stock of four of the NFL's top contenders.

November 22nd

SK Town Council decides on a president

November 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new town council and school committee were officially
sworn-in on Monday night, and the hierarchy of the town council was decided: Abel
Collins will serve as president for the next two years; Meg Healy will serve as vice
The first person nominated as council president was Rachel Clough - a nomination by
Abel Collins. The motion, however, was denied by Joe Viele, Carol Hagan McEntee and
Meg Healy. Since a majority vote is needed, the council moved on to the next vote: a
vote for Meg Healy as council president.

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November 17th

Lady Rams get ready to tip-off the season

November 17, 2014

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Women’s basketball team will start the 2014 season Nov. 14 with a new coach and a new "winning mind" philosophy.
Coach Daynia La-Force has brought her nearly 20 years of coaching experience to URI and has been rebuilding the defense and offense to improve the womens basketball program.

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