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August 14th, 2014

Town continues septic replacement loan program

August 14, 2014

By CATHERINE HEWITT

CHARLESTOWN — In its seventh round of funding, the town will apply to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency for $300,000 to finance the Community Septic Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to homeowners who are required to replace cesspools and failing septic systems.
By town ordinance, residents are required to properly operate and maintain on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) because noncompliance could contaminate groundwater, which is the town’s only source of drinking water. Septic systems are the town’s sole method of sewage disposal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reiner resigns as NK Town Planner

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday afternoon, town manager Michael Embury announced that North Kingstown Town Planner Jon Reiner has resigned from his position. According to the release, the 35 year-old is taking a higher paying planner position in Groton, Conn.
“Since his arrival in June 16, 2005, Jon has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in moving North Kingstown forward with its zoning, planning projects, open space acquisition and agricultural preservation,” said Embury in his release. “Jon’s departure leaves a very large hole in the management team that will be hard to fill.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK doctor brings new focus to primary care

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The world of a primary care physician often entail rushing through visits and trying to see as many patients in one day as possible. For Dr. Lauren Hedde, however, the status quo had become frustrating, and now she is starting a different kind of practice in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erinakes files suit against Odeum Corp.

August 14, 2014

WARWICK — The Erinakes name has been synonymous with performing arts and entertainment within East Greenwich for nearly a century.
However, a prominent member of that family is now in court against the group currently overseeing operations of the local theater regarding the mortgage of the building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Crawford resigns from EGSD

August 14, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — After a decade within the East Greenwich School District, one of the best administration directors in the state is moving south.
Maryanne Crawford, who has guided the School District through budgets, contracts and offered clear explanations of plans to School Committee members and the public at-large for the last 10 years as the Director of Administration, resigned from her position to accept the same job with the South Kingstown School Department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raptakis, Madonna compete for seat

August 14, 2014

The two candidates for the District 33 (East Greenwich, Coventry, West Greenwich) Senate seat spoke about their campaigning efforts and the platforms they will be advocating for in order help benefit the residents of the district recently. Currently, Lou Raptakis is running again as he is the District 33 Senate seat holder while Michael Madonna is his
opponent in the November election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Internship with James Langevin widens eyes of local teens

August 14, 2014

WARWICK — Answering phone call after phone call from constituents on a regular basis regarding social and economic issues, rubbing elbows and sharing discussions with Rhode Island’s government elite and understanding and implementing policies in order to better the state as a whole are things that are all in a days’ work for Congressman James Langevin.
And two local teens are experiencing what life is really like with the United States government.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A homecoming for Adler

August 14, 2014

Temple Torat Yisrael became more than just a second home for Dori Adler. It became a member of the family.
Growing up in Cranston with her family, Adler attended classes at the Jewish religious center and had her Bat Mitzvah there in front of her proud parents – both of whom also taught at Temple Torat Yisrael.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 13th

South Kingstown family targeted in home invasion

August 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A South Kingstown family was held at gunpoint, bound and robbed on Sunday on Moorsefield Road in a targeted attempt by the two male perpetrators to acquire the marijuana that was growing legally in the house.
According to police, the suspects arrived on the scene through the backyard and approached the adult male victim and his two children at gunpoint. The adult male was struck in the back of the head and forced into the residence where he was bound with zip ties to prevent escape.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Peace Dale man stabbed during Narragansett Indian Pow Wow

August 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – A 37-year-old Peace Dale resident was stabbed in the chest and seriously injured at the 339th annual Narragansett Indian Pow Wow.
At 10:37 p.m. on Saturday night, Tribal Police contacted the Charlestown Police Department requesting a rescue vehicle for the victim, Andrew Smith, who was stabbed near his heart during an alleged altercation on Tribal Grounds. According to Charlestown Police, Smith was transported to South County Hospital, was stabilized and then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital’s Trauma Center, as the stab wound damaged his left lung.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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