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Shannock Village approved as mixed-use zone

August 14, 2014

RICHMOND — Shannock Village is the town’s new zoning district. After years of discussion and planning, the town council approved Shannock Village as a mixed-use zone at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Town Planner Denise Stetson said that the planning board had been listening to Shannock residents’ ideas for the district since 2008.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues septic replacement loan program

August 14, 2014

By CATHERINE HEWITT

CHARLESTOWN — In its seventh round of funding, the town will apply to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency for $300,000 to finance the Community Septic Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to homeowners who are required to replace cesspools and failing septic systems.
By town ordinance, residents are required to properly operate and maintain on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) because noncompliance could contaminate groundwater, which is the town’s only source of drinking water. Septic systems are the town’s sole method of sewage disposal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves gravel mining for Eminel Holdings

August 7, 2014

HOPKINTON — At Monday night’s meeting, the town council approved the initial earth removal registration of Eminel Holdings, L.L.C., located in Ashaway. The town’s Earth Removal Ordinance, enacted in February 2012, requires sand and gravel operations to demonstrate usage of best practices annually in order to remain in compliance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Common Cause releases scorecard for local politicians

August 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The bi-annual legislator scorecard from Common Cause, a non-profit, non-partisan clean government organization, released on Thursday, speaks volumes on the quality of the legislative representation that the public receives in South County.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Land Trust Days: discovering new places in RI

August 7, 2014

The seven-week campaign to bring attention and visibility to Rhode Island Land Trusts kicks off tomorrow, bringing outdoor family activities (most of which are free) to protected, land-trust owned areas in the state.
Spanning from inner cities to the forest, Rhode Island Land Trust Days offers opportunities for residents and visitors to the Ocean State to discover new places and meet new people through events like guided walks, scavenger hunts, farm tours, kayak trips, storytelling, barbeques, geocaching and storytelling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhode Island ranks at bottom for small business friendliness

August 7, 2014

Rhode Island has once again ranked as the worst state in the nation in terms of small business-friendliness, according to thumbtack.com, a website devoted to connecting customers and clients with professionals in the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices

August 6, 2014

VIDEO Training Camp Today: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices
(Boston.com) The Boston Globe's Ben Volin and Boston.com's Zuri Berry recap the Patriots joint training camp practice with Washington. (Video by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff)

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Developer creates a sportsman’s private oasis

July 31, 2014

WYOMING — Tucked along Route 138 behind stone gates, the Preserve at Boulder Hills is a private sporting club in the making. Though part of the property will continue its history as a golf course, owner Paul Mihailides has added to the original acreage and has a vision for developing facilities for a variety of outdoor activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho grad starts aspirational toy company

July 31, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — When Janna Eaves was a senior at Chariho High School, she thought she’d pursue acting as a career, but the encouragement of one teacher changed her life direction.
“I was in drama club, I thought I wanted to be an actress for a while – I was really into acting then. It wasn’t until late in my senior year that I thought I should try engineering,” Eaves said.
“It was Lori Kilmartin and her AP (Advanced Placement) chemistry class. She pushed the idea that I was good at it and I could pursue it as a career, and I should try and go farther with science,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC, URI publishes new guide to help coastal homeowners

July 31, 2014

When purchasing property on the Rhode Island Coastline, buyers must often consider the unique challenges associated with living in a home or operating a business in an area that will likely be subject to harsh coastal conditions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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