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August 6th, 2014

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 5th

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 4th

Video - Kraft sends letter to parents of American IDF soldier

August 4, 2014

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft -- Sends Letter To Parents Of American Killed Fighting In IDF

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 31st

Video- Sharknado 2 Viewers React

July 31, 2014

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Junior State All-Stars eliminated

July 31, 2014

CUMBERLAND-Going into the weekend championship series against Barrington in the Jr. League All-Star State Championship Tournament, Chariho had an undefeated record of 6-0 through the district and state tournaments. With just one more victory, Chariho would win the entire state championship, and would mark one of the most incredible playoff runs in the junior league.
However, there was just one team standing in their way of this incredible accomplishment, and it was Barrington’s junior league team.

Chariho wins big against East Greenwich

July 31, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In the 7th and 8th grade division of the Narragansett Youth Basketball’s Summer League, Chariho Green has enjoyed quite the start to the season. In the team’s first seven games, they had gone 6-1 and were looking to have a big game against East Greenwich Tuesday night at Christafaro Park in South Kingstown.
Chariho Green came out and made a statement against East Greenwich, winning big, 54-28.

Big turnout for Blessing of the Fleet road race

July 31, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—On Friday, a combined group of just under 4,000 walkers, runners, and wheelchair participants were brought together for a special Rhode Island tradition of the Blessing of The Fleet Road Race, which began at the Narragansett Pier School and finished at Veterans’ Memorial Park by Narragansett Town beach.

 

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