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July 21st, 2014

Block, Kettle, Morgan assail CCFD bill process

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY — During a brief press conference held at the Westwood Estates Community Center, GOP gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block spoke out against local legislatures going against the votes of the people in the Central Coventry Fire District to pass the bills that will continue to drive up taxes.
He was joined by Dist. 21 Senator Nicholas Kettle and Dist. 26 Representative Patricia Morgan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School enrollment in Coventry could rise

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— A team of engineers spoke before the Coventry Town Council last night to discuss an analysis they conducted on the future population increases and the effect it will have on the capacity of the town’s public schools. An investigation of the currently-closed Oak Haven Elementary was revealed as an effort to determine the viability of re-opening the school as a pre-kindergarten, elementary or middle school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Non-partisan election will stay, for now

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— The November election will continue as a nonpartisan election as decided upon at the Coventry Town Council meeting Monday evening. In a 2-1 vote, with council member Karen Carlson voting not to put candidates’ affiliation on the ballot and Council President Gary Cote and Vice President Kerry McGee voting to change it back to a partisan election, listing the candidate’s party association, it appeared that the upcoming elections would list party affiliations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Retired Fire Chief Mruk has fire alarm headquarters re-named in his honor

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY – Family, dear friends, emergency personnel and town officials celebrated the accomplishments of a man who they consider to be an invaluable role model by holding a ceremony to dedicate the Coventry Fire and Police Alarm Headquarters to Retired Fire Chief Stanley Mruk, now 86 years old.
Diane Hunter, one of Mruk’s daughters, described what it was like growing up surrounded by emergency services.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bad weather will no longer ‘Bug’ Coventry residents

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— Hurricane season is here and as a result, National Grid in collaboration with Earth Works, a timely weather provider, is installing WeatherBug monitoring systems to enhance emergency planning and response efforts throughout Rhode Island.
There are currently two fully operating WeatherBug stations in the state — in Coventry and Exeter — while Hopkinton has agreed to install the system and is in the works of doing so. There are seven other weather stations planning to be installed but those are also still in the works.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 17th

Seminar elucidates end of life legal necessities

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — Understanding end of life issues such as estate planning and healthcare directives can seem daunting but attorney Marcia J. Boyd, who specializes in elder law, probate, and trusts, helped answer many questions at a special seminar sponsored by the Elder Affairs Commission on Tuesday morning at town hall.
To an audience of about 15 people, Boyd provided a legal check list that detailed the possible areas of concern at the end of life for the client and the client’s loved ones.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Solar proposes yearly tax payment

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Richmond Solar asked for a tax agreement for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road that included paying a yearly lump sum to the town in lieu of tangibles taxes, which are normally levied on business equipment. The lump sum did not include Richmond Solar’s property taxes, which the company would pay for its two and a half acre site located off of Stilson Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tax dispute with area residents settled

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A settlement was reached between homeowners on Sarah’s Trace and the Town of East Greenwich regarding assessed taxes on their respective properties.
In a unanimous 3-0 vote, members of the East Greenwich Town Council approved Monday evening at Swift Community Center the settlement with Christopher and Susan Lamendola, of 50 Sarah’s Trace, Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso, of 40 Sarah’s Trace, and Keith and Wendy Amelotte, of 35 Sarah’s Trace, to which the homeowners will have a significant reduction of their assessed taxes for a four-year period.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local GOP to have primary for Council

July 17, 2014

The picture that is the upcoming election season is getting a little clearer within East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Norman’s granted new license

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A notable establishment on Main Street is about to gain a second life.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the applications for both a victualing license and an entertainment license for Norman’s Tap and Restaurant Monday evening at Swift Community Center, more than five months after the half-century-old business was closed down due to an excessive debt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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