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June 6th, 2013

RIPTA proposing statewide service change

June 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is proposing service changes to its entire operational system, to be implemented over the next two years.
RIPTA held two public hearings Monday at the South Kingstown Town Hall, two of 12 such sessions scheduled in all of the state’s five counties, as required by law when there are significant changes service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tour de Cure rolls through South County

June 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and UnitedHealthcare sponsored the 2013 Ocean State Tour de Cure Sunday to benefit diabetes research, education and advocacy. More than 550 riders participated in the Ocean State ride and ADA exceeded the fundraising goal of $240,000, raising more than $250,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle brazenly moving on from URI

June 6, 2013

KINGSTON – Daniel E. Doyle Jr., beleaguered former executive director of the Institute for International Sport, is proposing to move the institute and its events to the University of Central Florida.

In early May, Doyle, 64, was indicted on 18 counts of embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses and forgery, after allegedly personally obtaining more than $1 million from Institute for International Sport funds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock hearing continued to June 19

June 6, 2013

Whalerock President and Developer Larry LeBlanc appeared before the Charlestown Zoning Board Wednesday.

At the start of the second public hearing, LeBlanc said he reserves the right to withdraw his application at anytime.

Whalerock's attorney, Nicholas Gorham, continued to object to the town's involvement in the case.

Gorham presented an expert witness, Christopher Menge, senior vice president and principal consultant at Burlington, Mass.-based Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc., to testify regarding noise control and the levels of audible sound the wind turbines will produce.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 5th

Town Manager Sequino stepping down

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The man who has worked by the motto ‘No Surprises’ for the last quarter century inside East Greenwich Town Hall gave his co-workers – and the Town, for that matter – the biggest surprise possible earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Merger signed into effect

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — On Monday, after eight months in the making, East Greenwich history was finally made.
With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Lincoln Chafee made the merger of the East Greenwich Fire District into the Town of East Greenwich official inside a packed Chamber Room in Town Hall Monday evening, signifying a change in government that hasn’t been seen in 216 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 4th

Fire engulfs Jeep in Wakefield

June 4, 2013

Firefighters from Union Fire District extinguished a car blaze Tuesday morning in Wakefield.

A Jeep Wrangler was fully engulfed in flames in the Dale Carlia parking lot.

Read more in Wednesday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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