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Copar Quarries public hearing continued, again

March 8, 2013

Another long night of legal wrangling on Tuesday; public hearing pushed to March 27

WESTERLY – After another long night of testimony from lawyers and others involved in the Copar Quarries appeal before the Westerly Zoning Board, the public hearing was continued, again.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents speak out on Chariho budget

March 8, 2013

RICHMOND — Local residents of the Chariho Regional School District had the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions regarding the proposed school system’s budget last night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Spending cuts could impact aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy

March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – More than $17 million in spending cuts could go into effect in Rhode Island Friday if Congress fails to agree on a plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the cuts, according to the White House.
Additionally, a total of $3 billion of federal funding for victims of Superstorm Sandy could be cut unless Congress acts to avoid automatic the scheduled spending cuts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM: no dust violations at Copar Quarries

March 1, 2013

WESTERLY – No dust violations have been found at Copar Quarries by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management since the agency began investigating complaints lodged against the company since August 2011, the state agency said in a letter last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond public works praised for storm response

February 22, 2013

WYOMING - Protection of trees and how the town responded to the historic blizzard were the main focuses at Tuesday night’s Richmond Town Council meeting.
Resident James Carnegis requested the tree ordinance, which did not receive a second and therefore did not go to vote at the town council’s last meeting, be reconsidered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New bill introduced to protect WPWA

February 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) reintroduced a bill Friday to make federal restoration and conservation resources available to the Pawcatuck River, as well as other South County and Southeast Connecticut streams.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council applauds Brushy Brook ruling

February 11, 2013

SHAB decision and safety discussed in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON—The town council applauded their legal team Monday night for the recent ruling in Hopkinton’s favor by the State Housing Appeals Board concerning the Brushy Brook development.
The ruling upholds the planning board’s 2010 decision to limit the number of homes built and to ask for some reconfiguring of the layout of the plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Couple arrested for attempted Hopkinton break-ins

February 11, 2013

Multiple felony charges for Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, of Westerly

HOPKINTON – Hopkinton Police arrested a Westerly couple in connection with two recent break-ins on Thursday.
Police arrested Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, both of 37 Canal St., Westerly, in connection with two attempted break-ins into Hopkinton homes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County Hospital remains only independent facility

January 18, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is now the only independent hospital in Rhode Island, given the recent purchase of the Westerly Hospital by Lawrence and Memorial and assuming that Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket is purchased by its latest bidder, Prime Health.
In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, Lou Giancola, president and CEO of South County Hospital, would like to make sure the hospital remains independent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beach cleanup and restoration plan taking shape

January 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Cleanup and restoration of the Charlestown Town Beach is set to begin as early as next month, and town officials plan to have it ready for the crowds when beach season arrives.
“There’s a lot of people who want to know, what’s the plan, what are we doing…to ensure that our beaches are back in place,” said Councilor Daniel Slattery at Monday night’s town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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