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February 29th, 2012

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February 29, 2012

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Leaders weigh in on legislative grants

February 29, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The scandal surrounding the Institute for International Sport has shined a light on the legislative grant program that provided the $575,000 missing grant to the nonprofit, renewing an age-old debate on its merits among local legislators and state leaders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI adjusts wind farm area

February 29, 2012

PROVIDENCE—A number of state officials met at the Save the Bay building on upper Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon to announce the removal of Cox’s Ledge from the area of consideration for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind project. Cox’s Ledge, a popular spot for Rhode Island commercial fishermen, was taken out of the proposed ‘Wind Energy Area’ (WEA), preventing the construction of wind turbines in an environment which is vital to the commercial fishing industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council back at square one

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The quest to remedy a state Supreme Court decision which left the town in an affordable housing quandary has struck a roadblock, the Town Council learned Monday night.

Town Manager William Sequino said efforts to have the R.I. League of Cities and Towns lobby the General Assembly for legislation that would allow the town to charge residential developers a fee in lieu of building affordable housing units on their properties in this year's session have failed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Proposed site suitable for station?

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Back on Feb. 18 in front of a crowd of current and former firefighters, as well as citizens, East Greenwich Fire Chief Peter Henrikson made a presentation for a proposed new Station 1 at New England Institute of Technology that took just under two hours.

The process for the East Greenwich Fire District to make that possible dream into a reality, however, is going to take much more time than what was presented at the big campus on Division Rd. a couple weeks ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School officials now hope for best

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — School officials are hoping for the best in their fiscal 2013 budget proposal, but prepared to face the 1 percent.

They’re not worried about anti-Wall Street protesters, however the possibility that they may be asked to cut drastically from the proposed $34,044,968 budget officials aired at a public hearing Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board OK's parking plans for two businesses

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — A pair of businesses along South County Trail that received approval from the Planning Board earlier this month were granted similar endorsements from the Zoning Board on Tuesday night at Town Hall.

Tucson Property Management LLC, owner of property at 1598 South County Trail, and 1672 South County Trail LLC, at 1672 South County Trail were both given permission by the board to improve their respective parking situations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police presence could ease tensions at EGHS

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a series of recent incidents at East Greenwich High School and several arrests, town and school officials are hoping the return of a police presence can help ease a potential crisis.

Although the regular resource officer’s position at the school has become a victim of budget cuts, Police Chief Thomas Coyle is hoping the return of one, albeit on a limited basis, will head off further troubles at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rocky Hill School’s big E-recycling day was no waste

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Sometimes, Rocky Hill School is on various TVs or web-streamed onto computers. On Saturday, various TVs and computers were on Rocky Hill School.

Tons of televisions – literally – copiers, old computers, scanners, fridges and anything electronic and out of use were left by hundreds of area residents, part of the first-ever, and an extremely successful, E-Waste Recycling Day fundraiser held in the school’s rear parking lot off Chinook Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hodgson submits benefit anti-fraud bill

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With statutory and regulatory criteria for receiving state benefits being tightened up, state Sen. Dawson T. Hodgson (R-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich) is targeting the fraud side of the equation in a bill he recently submitted to the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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