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July 17th, 2014

Richmond Solar proposes yearly tax payment

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Richmond Solar asked for a tax agreement for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road that included paying a yearly lump sum to the town in lieu of tangibles taxes, which are normally levied on business equipment. The lump sum did not include Richmond Solar’s property taxes, which the company would pay for its two and a half acre site located off of Stilson Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tax dispute with area residents settled

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A settlement was reached between homeowners on Sarah’s Trace and the Town of East Greenwich regarding assessed taxes on their respective properties.
In a unanimous 3-0 vote, members of the East Greenwich Town Council approved Monday evening at Swift Community Center the settlement with Christopher and Susan Lamendola, of 50 Sarah’s Trace, Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso, of 40 Sarah’s Trace, and Keith and Wendy Amelotte, of 35 Sarah’s Trace, to which the homeowners will have a significant reduction of their assessed taxes for a four-year period.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local GOP to have primary for Council

July 17, 2014

The picture that is the upcoming election season is getting a little clearer within East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Norman’s granted new license

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A notable establishment on Main Street is about to gain a second life.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the applications for both a victualing license and an entertainment license for Norman’s Tap and Restaurant Monday evening at Swift Community Center, more than five months after the half-century-old business was closed down due to an excessive debt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Solar energy coming to RHS

July 17, 2014

A new energy source will be installed at a prominent educational institute in the very near future.
Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich recently announced that it obtained a pair of state grants, with the assistance of Newport-based NPTRE (also known as Newport Renewables), for the installation of new solar panels to be constructed atop its Alan F. Flynn, Jr. Academic Center, which houses the campus’ Upper School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council debates charter amendments

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council debated a number of recommendations given by the Charter Review Commission, which has been researching potential improvements to the town charter over the past several months. The amendments which the council approved will be placed on the voter ballot in this November’s local elections.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

QDC approves Cape Wind lease option

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) approved an option to lease agreement with Cape Wind Associates, LLC to establish a construction staging and transport area on two parcels of the port’s land. Cape Wind, which has been pushing through a lengthy permitting process and public debate since 2001, was the first to receive a federally recognized commercial lease to build a 130-piece wind turbine facility between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Volunteers angry with FNKAS’ mission change

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A number of volunteers are angry with the leadership for the Friends of North Kingstown Animal Shelter (FNKAS), who have recently changed their name and mission statement. The non-profit, now called ‘the Friends of Animals in Need (FAN),’ will serve ‘statewide demands’ for assisting animal shelters financially across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fallen NK vets to be named on memorial

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Two North Kingstown men will at long last be honored in the coming months for their sacrifice to the United States’ cause in World War II and Vietnam. Capt. Leroy H. Allen and Chief Builder Walter McGinn will have their names etched onto the monument across from North Kingstown Town Hall, the absence of which was brought to the attention of the town council by the parades committee.
Meeting on June 30, the committee unanimously approved a recommendation to have the two men memorialized, which the town council approved unanimously in turn on Monday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 16th

Budget for new recreation center building approved

July 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council has approved a budget of $392,450 for the beginning phases of constructing a new and much-needed community recreation center, a project that has been in the works since 2004.
After a rigorous interview and selection process, the town has chosen Brewster Thornton Group Architects of Providence for the architectural and engineering design services for the project. The project will be a three-phase implementation with a contingency of $18,000 for per-diem inspection.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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