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Firefighters promoted by town council

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Brian Lemme and Kevin McEnery, two firefighters who were recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, were pinned and sworn in at the regular Narragansett Town Council meeting on Monday evening. The council also honored the retirement of Richard “Dickey” White, a former police officer who provided many years of service to the Narragansett Police Department.

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Summer tourism looks promising

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - As summertime in Rhode Island nears the mid-way point, reports from local businesses and town employees show a promising outlook despite the lack of sun and warm weather thus far in 2014.
South Kingstown Town Beach is one of the local attractions that garnered increased attention this year, according to Teresa Murphy, director of leisure services in the town.
“We had a great year - the 2013-14 year that ended June 30,” said Murphy on Monday. “We had $15,000 exceeding our revenue. We had budgeted $110,000 and we brought in $125,000.”

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SK native Czernicki carves out unique career

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Elizabeth Czernicki was a South Kingstown resident first.
Now, she is the co-founder and treasurer of the Marine Semper Fi Fund, a certified public accountant, a business owner, a military wife and the mayor of Occaquan, Virginia, where she now lives.
From South Kingstown High School, Czernicki attended Colby College in Maine where she met her husband, Lt. Erik Quist, who served three tours of duty in the Middle East after 9/11. Since his deployment, he has risen to the rank of Major.

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Deepwater Wind CVA approved by CRMC

July 21, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council Ocean Special Area Management Plan Subcommittee met at the East Providence Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon to further discuss their contract with Deepwater Wind who has plans to build a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island.

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Debate continues over future of Kentara Green

July 21, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The controversy surrounding the proposed changes to a lot in Kentara Green, one of the four remaining Sherry Cottages, continued to grow during Tuesday evening’s planning board meeting with a full house of local residents ready to express their firm opposition.

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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

Catching air at Old Mountain Field

July 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- For the eighth year in a row skateboarders of all ages competed in the annual Skateboard Classic at Old Mountain Field this past weekend.
The pool of talent was impressive as skateboarders anywhere from 5 years old to their late 20s competed in showcasing their skills and tricks in six different categories, game of skate, beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert and best trick.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WeatherBug stations thriving in South County

July 16, 2014

EXETER—At 10:37 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the temperature in Exeter was 72.5 degrees with a wind blowing from the southwest at five miles per hour. One might assume that this seemingly mundane information was gathered from The Weather Channel or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) website, but that person would be wrong; the information is now being broadcast in real-time from Exeter’s town hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

General assembly races heating up

July 16, 2014

As November nears, candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly are beginning their campaigns.
However, Rep. Donald Lally Jr., who serves District 33 - Narragansett, South Kingstown, won’t have to worry about campaigning, as he is running unopposed for the first time since he was elected in November 1989. Lally, who was named speaker pro tempore in April, is ranked third in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in terms of seniority.

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Larchwood proposal would breach 1994 amendment

July 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Zoning questions arose during Tuesday’s planning board’s hearing for potential construction of residential units on the Larchwood Inn property located on Main Street. In 1994, the town changed the property’s zoning to RN Limited (Residential Neighborhood Limited) and added conditions and stipulations under Appendix B, but Attorney William Landry who represented property owner Roland Fiore, asserted that later zoning changes overrode the property’s 1994 stipulations and that the town council and zoning board could approve the project.

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