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July 10th, 2014

Hopkinton considers land ordinance amendments

July 10, 2014

HOPKINTON — Monday’s town council agenda included hearings for four proposed residential and land development ordinance amendments. The ordinances contained outdated language that did not conform to state regulations.
Hopkinton Town Planner Jim Lamphere said many of the ordinances were adopted in 1990 before the Land Development and Subdivision Review Enabling Act of 1992 that required every municipality to adopt state regulations.
“The purpose is to modernize them. There was old language that needed to be updated, plus a little bit of streamlining and clarification,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local farmers teach public to eat sustainably

July 10, 2014

EXETER — Where do your fruits, vegetables, and meats come from and how were they raised? Caring about your food sources requires a change in attitude and shopping habits – it often involves stepping away from the grocery store aisles and buying directly from local farmers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 9th

SK American team falls to Warwick

July 9, 2014

WARWICK - The South Kingstown American 11 and under All-Star Team has enjoyed a nice start to the tournament. The team won their first three games against South Kingstown National, Narragansett, and Wickford, quickly becoming recognized as one of the strongest teams in the winners bracket.
However, the team had a big challenge on Sunday afternoon against Warwick Continental, thought to be one of the best teams in the tournament.

Narragansett beats SK National with big fifth inning

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - If the Narragansett’s 9 and 10-year-old All-Star Softball team wanted to make a statement in their first game of the District 3 Tournament, it was definitely made on Monday night.

Reps praise receipt of disaster relief funds

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—As a strong ocean breeze blew through Narragansett Pier on Monday morning, local and state officials gathered before the Towers to announce more than $2.5 million in grants to fund historic property restoration throughout Rhode Island. The funding was secured by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, alongside representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline, through the national Hurricane Sandy Relief program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council talks fund balance policy, Dillon rotary signage

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued to mull over crucial issues at their regular meeting on Monday evening. Of particular concern for members was the approval of the fund balance policy and a resolution to delegate the authorization of assigning the fund balance to the town manager.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Superior Court rules that SK woman may return home

July 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Superior Court judge ruled last week to allow a South Kingstown woman to return to her Indian Lake home following a lengthy family dispute.
Based on a July 1 decision by Washington County Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers to overturn the earlier orders of the South Kingstown Probate Court, Joyce Willner, 88, will be allowed to return to Indian Lake.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 7th

RI beach water quality ranks 25 out of 30 states according to NRDC

July 7, 2014

Planning on going swimming at the beach this summer? Be sure to keep an eye on local beach closings. The numbers are in and some Rhode Island recreational swimming waters may not be your first choice.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

OSAMP discusses certified verification agent for Deepwater

July 7, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) Ocean Special Area Management Plan (OSAMP) Subcommittee met at the East Providence Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon to discuss their contract with Deepwater Wind (DWW) who will be building a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island. Council members continued an ongoing discussion on the certified verification agent (CVA) that will be overseeing the mechanical and engineering plans for the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beluga whales spotted in local waters

July 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Multiple Beluga whales have recently been spotted in waters around the state, including Narragansett Bay and the Taunton River.
Marine mammal ecologist Robert Kenney, a retired scientist from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and Narragansett resident, received footage from a local man who recorded a possible Beluga sighting in Narragansett Bay near Bonnet Shores on Father’s Day. Kenney confirmed that the creature was in fact a Beluga.
Local realtor Dale Denelle saw the whale while out on the water on Father’s Day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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