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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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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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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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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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Collins, Viele weigh-in on Larchwood proposal

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board’s review of the conceptual master plan of the proposed Wakefield Alzheimer’s Care Facility has renewed discussion in the town on the historic value of the Larchwood Inn and the merits of the new proposal.
The project, proposed by the people that currently own and operate the Scallop Shell, asks the planning board to consider a 72-bed Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Downtown Wakefield on the site of the defunct Larchwood Inn.

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Tattoo artist gets approval for new Boon Street location

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted 5-0 to approve the request for a variance from the Table of Use regulations (Section 6.1) for Rachel Weisz-Smith, the South Kingstown tattoo artist seeking to open a by-appointment-only tattoo studio on Boon Street in Narragansett Pier. Weisz-Smith received a positive planning board recommendation in September to move to new location from her previous studio at the Lily Pads Shopping Center in Peace Dale.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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SK Town Council decides on a president

November 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new town council and school committee were officially
sworn-in on Monday night, and the hierarchy of the town council was decided: Abel
Collins will serve as president for the next two years; Meg Healy will serve as vice
president.
The first person nominated as council president was Rachel Clough - a nomination by
Abel Collins. The motion, however, was denied by Joe Viele, Carol Hagan McEntee and
Meg Healy. Since a majority vote is needed, the council moved on to the next vote: a
vote for Meg Healy as council president.

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Decision on Shields complaint expected today

November 12, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After filing an amended complaint in Sept. against Deepwater Wind, LLC and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) in lieu of a proposal to construct a 30-megawatt wind farm off the coast of Block Island, Narragansett resident and Deepwater Resistance founder Robert Shields is expecting a decision on his action by Judge Michael Silverstein in Providence Superior Court today.

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Final push for Narragansett hopefuls

November 5, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Thousands of Narragansett residents hit the polls on Tuesday to vote in the mid-term elections. With approximately 12,000 registered voters in town, the five local polling places were busy and held steady throughout the day. Voters visited the Mettatuxet Yacht Club, the St. Veronica’s Chapel, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, the North Beach Club House, and the Narragansett Pier Middle School.

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Three newcomers to SK town council

November 5, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - According to unofficial numbers, the new South Kingstown Town Council will consist of Meg Healy, Joe Viele, Rachel Clough, Abel Collins and Carol Hagan McEntee.
Without the inclusion of the 728 absentee ballots, Councilman James O’Neill is out. Almost any configuration will be possible when the absentee ballots are counted, including the last-place vote-getter, current vice president Carol Hagan McEntee’s replacement by the next-place vote-getter, Liz Gledhill.

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