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November 26th, 2014

RI Farm Bureau elects new president

November 26, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — The Rhode Island Farm Bureau (RIFB) has a new president for the first time in 40 years. On November 20, RIFB members unanimously elected Henry B. Wright, III as their new leader. Handing over the reins was Bill Stamp, Jr., who had been president since 1974, making him the longest-serving president of a state farm bureau in the United States.
Stamp said he had announced a year ago that he was planning to step down.
“After 40 years, you get to be an age where you say, with all the meetings, why not let someone else have those headaches?” he laughed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys family home in West Kingston

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - About 35 firefighters from Union Fire, Kingston Fire, Hope Valley, Charlestown, Richmond and Exeter responded to a structure fire at a home on Plains Road early Monday morning that sent two adults and three children to the hospital for examination.
The family is medically sound and is now staying with a friend, as the one-story ranch was considered a total loss.
The fire broke out at around 1:32 on Monday morning and was brought under control by the responding fire departments in about an hour, despite the closest fire hydrant being 1,500 feet away from the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks rate increase, again

November 26, 2014

Rhode Islanders may be in for higher electricity bills next year, as National Grid has filed for new electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, something that will cause a significant increase in customer bills.
This proposed rate hike comes just a year after prices were increased by 12 percent last year. Starting this January customers will see an additional 23.6 percent increase reflected in their bill if the proposal passes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kentara Green decision overturned

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Acting as the Narragansett Platting Board of Appeals, the zoning board voted 5-0 to over turn the Sept. 3 planning board decision to deny a proposal for a minor sub division on Kentara Green. The board cited 20 findings of fact as the basis for their decision, ultimately determining that the owner of the 65 Gibson Avenue property, David DiClemente, has the right to do with his property as he chooses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Collins, Viele weigh-in on Larchwood proposal

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board’s review of the conceptual master plan of the proposed Wakefield Alzheimer’s Care Facility has renewed discussion in the town on the historic value of the Larchwood Inn and the merits of the new proposal.
The project, proposed by the people that currently own and operate the Scallop Shell, asks the planning board to consider a 72-bed Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Downtown Wakefield on the site of the defunct Larchwood Inn.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tattoo artist gets approval for new Boon Street location

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted 5-0 to approve the request for a variance from the Table of Use regulations (Section 6.1) for Rachel Weisz-Smith, the South Kingstown tattoo artist seeking to open a by-appointment-only tattoo studio on Boon Street in Narragansett Pier. Weisz-Smith received a positive planning board recommendation in September to move to new location from her previous studio at the Lily Pads Shopping Center in Peace Dale.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 22nd

SK Town Council decides on a president

November 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new town council and school committee were officially
sworn-in on Monday night, and the hierarchy of the town council was decided: Abel
Collins will serve as president for the next two years; Meg Healy will serve as vice
president.
The first person nominated as council president was Rachel Clough - a nomination by
Abel Collins. The motion, however, was denied by Joe Viele, Carol Hagan McEntee and
Meg Healy. Since a majority vote is needed, the council moved on to the next vote: a
vote for Meg Healy as council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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