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Environmental impact of seawalls discussed by panel of experts

December 16, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — On Monday evening, the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) convened a panel of experts at the Coastal Institute to explain the unintended impacts of installing hardened shoreline structures like seawalls.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves amendment to parking ordinance

December 16, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the town’s zoning ordinance for minimum off-street parking requirements from one space for each four persons of total capacity for lunchrooms, restaurants, taverns, etc., located in a commercial highway zone.

Vincent Murray, director of planning, told the council that the number of persons of capacity typically refers to seats in a restaurant.

Councilor Jim O’Neill made a request to amend the parking ordinance during the Oct. 28 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking ground at Thundermist

December 16, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Local, state and federal officials and executives were present on a cold and rainy Monday morning for the groundbreaking of the new Thundermist Health Center of South County.
The new 20,000-square foot medical and dental facility will be located at 1 River St. in Wakefield and is expected to open in early 2015.

Mary “Polly” Eddy, past chair of the Thundermist Health Center Board of Directors, said that the health center currently serves 7,500 patients and the new center will be able to serve more than 10,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bike path from Commons to Broad Rock a step closer

December 16, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing the submittal of an application to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for funding to develop the proposed bike spur between the Broad Rock Playfields and the South County Commons.

Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred said the town’s recreation department under Terry Murphy recently completed an application for funding through RIDEM’s Recreation and Acquisition and Development Grant Program for 50 percent of the estimated cost of the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kayak Centre files lawsuit after being denied Middlebridge bid

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island is suing the town of Narragansett, the town’s finance director, the town council, and Narrow River Kayaks.
In a case filed Tuesday in Washington County Superior Court, the Kayak Centre is claiming that the business was unlawfully deprived a contract to operate a paddle sports concession at the town-owned Middlebridge property.
Robert Corrente, attorney for the Kayak Centre, filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment on behalf of the Kayak Centre.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS musicians in harmony

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Narragansett High School will be presenting various upcoming musical events over the next few weeks to celebrate the holiday season.
The first event is Rhode Island’s annual Tubaphonia Christmas Concert and Community Sing Along which will be held at the NHS auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RISPC approves easements for Deepwater

December 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind will be allowed to land its transmission cable from the proposed Block Island Wind Farm at Scarborough State Beach.
After more than three hours, the Rhode Island State Properties Committee voted 2-0 with one abstention Wednesday to approve two easement agreements, one with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and one with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, to allow Deepwater to run the cable beneath state property in exchange for a payment of $1.7 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor pleads not guilty to charges of murder, mutilation

December 2, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Robert M. Taylor, who is accused of murdering his mother, Allison Taylor, last May in Narragansett, was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court on Monday.

Taylor, 46, with a last known address of 485 Plainfield St., Providence, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, one count of mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and one count of vandalism.

He was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on the above charges on Nov. 15.

Taylor is currently serving five years for violating the terms of his probation for prior crimes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wine and art shoppers catch a break

December 2, 2013

Beginning this Sunday, shoppers who purchase wine and spirits from a liquor store in Rhode Island, will not have to pay the state’s 7 percent sales tax.

The 7 percent sales tax is also being eliminated on original works of art or limited edition works of art purchased in the state.

“These new provisions come just in time for the busy shopping season,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. “They should help to spur sales and boost Rhode Island’s economy.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council approves application for RIDOT Route 138 construction

December 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council approved an application Monday for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to perform construction activities within 25 feet of a historic cemetery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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