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July 21st, 2014

Deepwater Wind CVA approved by CRMC

July 21, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council Ocean Special Area Management Plan Subcommittee met at the East Providence Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon to further discuss their contract with Deepwater Wind who has plans to build a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Debate continues over future of Kentara Green

July 21, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The controversy surrounding the proposed changes to a lot in Kentara Green, one of the four remaining Sherry Cottages, continued to grow during Tuesday evening’s planning board meeting with a full house of local residents ready to express their firm opposition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

SK American falls to Warwick Continental in final game

July 17, 2014

WARWICK- After losing to Warwick Continental just two weeks prior in the District 3 11-year-old All Star Tournament, South Kingstown American had one more chance for revenge in the final game of the tournament. South Kingstown needed to win two games to avenge for their loss and win the entire tournament.
On Sunday at Warwick Field, it was a different game, but the same result for South Kingstown, as they lost to Warwick Continental, 10-2, making Warwick the tournament champions.

A great run for Chariho 10 year-old All Stars

July 17, 2014

CHARIHO- The Chariho 10 -year- old All-Star team enjoyed quite the run in the tournament during this All-Star season. However, unfortunately, the team saw their journey to an All-Star championship end on Saturday morning, when they lost to South Kingstown American in Chariho, 10-4. The loss ended a four game winning streak for the team out of the loser’s bracket, and the team fell one game short of the final round of the District 3 tournament.
Despite the loss, assistant coach Andy Blanchard couldn’t be more proud of his team, and the way they fought throughout the entire playoffs.

Waves top Gulls 8-2 as Mitchell Jordan’s pitching streak ends in Newport

July 17, 2014

NEWPORT—The sun shined down on the baseball diamond Friday night for some New England Collegiate Baseball, as the Ocean State Waves (14-11) wouldn’t have to go that far, traveling east to Newport to take on Southern Division second place Newport Gulls (16-8), for the third showdown of the season in “The Pell Bridge Rivalry.”
Approximately, 2,800 fans crowded the seats to watch the mid-season match-up between the teams. The season series are split down the middle at a game apiece. Last game out, the Waves won a statement game on the road over division-leader—Plymouth Pilgrims.

 

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