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Patrolman Fitzgerald honored with first award of its kind

December 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – On Tuesday evening during a swearing-in ceremony for the Narragansett Police Department, Patrolman James Fitzgerald was honored with the very first 100 Club Special Merit Award for Community Service by Kirk Pickell of the 100 Club. Officer Fitzgerald swept news headlines last month when he used his own money to purchase a new bike for Narragansett Elementary School student Madison Cronin, 7, after her parents had reported the original bike stolen to the police.

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BRMS principal addresses library issue

December 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In light of the recent public attention given to the library program at Broad Rock Middle School, the principal of the school has delivered a letter to families with students in the school and school committee member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle has requested that discussion of the program be added to the next school committee meeting’s agenda.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier council addresses concerns over salt shed

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – During the Monday evening town council meeting, council members received a briefing on the status of the new salt shed recently erected by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) off Route 1 by Community Development Director Michael DeLuca. DeLuca, recognizing that many residents were surprised by the suddenly erected structure, explained the background of how it came about.

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Ambiguity found in single family home ordinance

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Rental Problems convened on Monday evening to discuss a town ordinance on the number of unrelated relatives living in a single household in Narragansett. The committee recently divided into subcommittees to address particular issues in the URI student rental problem situation.
In numerous other cities and towns around the country, the code of ordinances dictates that no more than three unrelated individuals may reside in the same single family home, but Narragansett’s ordinance on the matter is not as clean cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Opposition to RhodeMap RI gains momentum

December 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN - A “town hall” style meeting in protest of RhodeMap RI, a controversial economic development and land use plan for Rhode Island that will be voted on Dec. 11, brought more than 100 people to the Carriage Inn and Saloon on Monday night.

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Narragansett man killed in three-car crash on Thanksgiving

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Narragansett man involved in a 3-car crash on Thanksgiving night in North Kingstown has died. The victim was identified as Cranston Adult Correctional Officer Jeffrey Golding, 41. Golding, the only passenger in the vehicle, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he died from injuries sustained during the crash the next morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves bond issuance for athletic complex

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council voted on Monday evening to approve the bond issuance of $1,800,000 for the proposed Community Athletic Complex. Finance Director Laura Kenyon explained the details of the long-term financing for the project, including in her discussion the proposed amendments to the Public Safety Complex and bond issuance of an additional $2,000,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys family home in West Kingston

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - About 35 firefighters from Union Fire, Kingston Fire, Hope Valley, Charlestown, Richmond and Exeter responded to a structure fire at a home on Plains Road early Monday morning that sent two adults and three children to the hospital for examination.
The family is medically sound and is now staying with a friend, as the one-story ranch was considered a total loss.
The fire broke out at around 1:32 on Monday morning and was brought under control by the responding fire departments in about an hour, despite the closest fire hydrant being 1,500 feet away from the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks rate increase, again

November 26, 2014

Rhode Islanders may be in for higher electricity bills next year, as National Grid has filed for new electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, something that will cause a significant increase in customer bills.
This proposed rate hike comes just a year after prices were increased by 12 percent last year. Starting this January customers will see an additional 23.6 percent increase reflected in their bill if the proposal passes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kentara Green decision overturned

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Acting as the Narragansett Platting Board of Appeals, the zoning board voted 5-0 to over turn the Sept. 3 planning board decision to deny a proposal for a minor sub division on Kentara Green. The board cited 20 findings of fact as the basis for their decision, ultimately determining that the owner of the 65 Gibson Avenue property, David DiClemente, has the right to do with his property as he chooses.

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