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December 4th

Richmond reconsiders buying its own streetlights

December 4, 2014

RICHMOND — On Tuesday night, the town council revisited a participation agreement between the Town of Richmond and the Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management (PRISM) that would allow the town to buy its own streetlights and, eventually, reap substantial savings.
Because newly-elected councilors Charles More and Ronald Newman were not there for the previous presentation, Washington County Regional Planning Council Executive Director Jeffery Broadhead reiterated the project details.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Go Back in Thyme for fresh take-out food

December 4, 2014

HOPKINTON — Have you ever wanted to go back in time and experience home-cooked food, freshly-prepared from scratch? Now you can at Back In Thyme, a tiny, new take-out restaurant bursting with extra-large flavors gleaned from international recipes.
Maryanne “Marne” McNamara, chef-owner of Back in Thyme, said business has been brisk since the restaurant’s opening on November 29.
“We’ve had such a good flow of people everyday and then we have customers who have come everyday since we’ve opened,” she said.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two-tier price structure proposed for events licenses

December 4, 2014

HOPKINTON — At Monday’s town council meeting, Councilor David Husband moved forward proposed revisions to the town’s Amusement Ordinance that he had suggested in May. Changes to the ordinance would create a two-tiered price structure differentiating single-and multi-event licenses for functions such as recreational gatherings and cultural festivals.

Husband said he wanted to change the ordinance because he noticed that the town charged the same fee for single and multiple event licenses.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schneier speaks on the golden age of surveillance

December 4, 2014

KINGSTON – We’re living in the golden age of surveillance.
Or at least that’s the opinion of Bruce Schneier, an author and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Schneier is often touted as the “guru of computer security.”
“It’s surprising, it’s incidental, it’s largely a side effect of having computers so pervasive in our lives and in our environment,” Schneier told attendees at the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 3rd

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.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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