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Council debates finance committee letter to residents

August 6, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The recent request made by Narragansett Town Councilor Doug McLaughlin to have the finance committee draft a one-page letter detailing the financial condition of the town to be mailed out to all tax-paying residents sparked some debate at the Monday evening town council session. A final draft of the letter was submitted to the full council for an initial review. The letter, which the finance committee initially expected to be viewed favorably by the council, garnered some strong debate among members on the language and level of detail to be provided.

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New climate change bills signed into law by Chafee

August 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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Caprio steps down as chair of RI Democratic Party

August 5, 2014

Former state representative for District 34, David Caprio, resigned as chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Tuesday, one day after it came to light that state police are investigating his role in obtaining concession contracts at three state beaches.
“I’m not making any comment on anything,” Caprio said when reached by phone Thursday morning.

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Shields files lawsuit against CRMC, Deepwater Wind

August 5, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light recent public hearings by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the Ocean Special Area Management Plan Subcommittee that allegedly did not follow the council’s own regulations, Narragansett resident and chair of Deepwater Resistance, a Rhode Island political action committee, Robert Shields, has filed a formal complaint with the state Superior Court.
The complaint comes as a result of the original proposal by Deepwater Wind, LLC to construct a 30-megawatt wind farm 3 miles southeast of Block Island.

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SPC approves easement for 45-acre Benson parcel

August 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday evening, the State Properties Committee unanimously granted the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management an easement to conserve approximately 45 acres of open space along Snuff Mill Road in North Kingstown. The property, which was approved for purchase by the North Kingstown Town Council this past May, rests in the Narrow River Watershed area and was previously owned by the Benson family.

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Video- Sharknado 2 Viewers React

July 31, 2014

Video - Sharknado 2 - Viewers React Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

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Sanderson to discuss future of historic Wakefield

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a multitude of changes coming to Main Street in Wakefield, Ted Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will give an aptly timed talk next week entitled “Wakefield’s Future: The Importance of Place.”
As Post Acute Partners’ application to demolish the historic Larchwood Inn and replace it with a 61,500-square-foot Alzheimer’s care facility is pending before the planning board, Sanderson will give an overview and update on historic preservation around Rhode Island.

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Charter captains offer fishing escape for veterans

July 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—As part of the Boston VA’s Adaptive Sports Clinic program, a group of veterans were able to hop aboard Rhode Island charter boats this past Thursday and leave shore on an adventure of fishing and fun.
“I didn’t even like fishing, but I am glad I did it,” said veteran John Taylor. “I caught one and just shot the breeze with everyone on the boat.”

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Community Recreation Center proposal greeted with opposition

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The recent proposal to build a new Community Recreation Center in South Kingstown was met with strong opposition during the Monday evening town council meeting.
The proposal, on the agenda this time for the final step in funding, comes as the result of an increasing need within the schools for more recreational space to host various sports games and practices at home rather than having to rent space at other facilities such as URI.

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UFD Chief Perry to retire next week

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 10 years as chief of the Union Fire District, Bob Perry is retiring next Monday.
Perry, who has been a firefighter for 47 years, said he has been planning to retire for a couple years, either in December or next June, but the Union Fire District Board of Wardens asked him to leave sooner. While Perry said he requested to leave in December or January, he said the board insisted he leave Aug. 4.
When asked why the board wanted him to leave so soon Perry said, “I don’t want to get into that.”
Still, he said he is happy to be retiring.

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